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Why Does My Commercial Flat Roof Leak?

Why Does My Commercial Flat Roof Leak?

Even if you routinely have your business’ roof maintained, severe weather conditions and other factors can still cause leaks to appear. The type of roof your building has, such as a flat roof, can also affect its longevity. If you see an interior leak, it’s time to call the professionals at Rosie’s Roofing & Restoration. Our team will perform the inspection you need and make any necessary repairs. What causes these leaks to occur, and can they be prevented? There are several reasons. When you work with a professional roofer, these issues can be minimized or even eliminated.

Problems With the Flashing or Membrane

Regular roof inspections can identify any problems with the flashing or membrane early so it can be repaired. Sometimes, though, the issue is that these components were not correctly installed originally. If there isn’t ongoing maintenance, cracks and tears can develop in the membrane, allowing water to enter the roof substructure. Professionals recommend having the flashing and membrane inspected and repaired every couple of years.

Drainage Issues

If the roof doesn’t have adequate drainage or has areas where there is standing water, roof leaks can develop. This is a common cause of most roof leaks. It also frequently occurs in buildings with flat roofs. A professional roofer can install a drainage system to prevent leaking from occurring. If the damage has already happened, our professionals can help before additional structural damage is done.

If the roof doesn't have adequate drainage or has areas where there is standing water, roof leaks can develop. This is a common cause of most roof leaks.

Aging Roof

Another common reason that a commercial building’s roof develops leaks is simply the age of the roof. Even with regular maintenance, the roof will age from exposure to the elements. This increases the risk of leaks developing over time. There are several factors that determine the lifespan of a commercial roof. These include the type of materials used during the installation, the quality of workmanship and the environment in the area your business is located. Buildings in areas with extreme heat, rain or cold weather will see the negative effects on their roof. The quality of the original installation also affects the lifespan of the roof. If corners were cut or the work was not done appropriately, problems, like leaks, will occur.

If you notice water leaks inside your business’ building or discover damage during a roof inspection, it’s time to call a professional roofer. At Rosie’s Roofing & Restoration, our team of experienced professionals can quickly locate any issue and get it repaired. You’ll also be confident that the repairs are done correctly the first time. That means you save time and money. With general care and routine maintenance, your building’s roof can last for many years without any leaks. Whether your need roof maintenance, inspections or leak repairs, give our team a call.

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