Possible Causes of Roof Leaks to Your Taylorsville Commercial Building
Physical Breakdown of Membranes on Roofs Can Close a Business
When you own a commercial building, there are several causes for roof leaks to occur. Any leak or water problem can cause serious damage to your frame shop and your merchandise. You should schedule regular inspections of your roofing system to avoid the most common issues.
While many problems are identifiable, many areas which are prone to leaks require challenging repairs, and if they are not done correctly, make Taylorsville commercial water damage many times worse. Your business needs routine inspections, therefore, so you can keep a close eye on these problem areas and save significant costs with proactive management.
If you do experience a water damage loss, however, SERVPRO can come to your rescue to clean up all the water and repair damages. For major roof repair work, they collaborate closely with trusted and skilled contractors to get your building in good condition again.
Sometimes, understanding possible causes for roof leaks helps to prevent major damages.
Clogged Drainage or Ponding Water
If you have a flat roof and there is no way for it to drain properly, it can begin to look like a swimming pool. Ponding water is one of the most common reasons for commercial roof leaks and water damage, adding a significant strain to your roofing system since one square foot of water weights about five pounds per inch.
You need to make sure water is freely and properly flowing off your roof between the gutters, drains, downspouts, and scuppers. In some cases, the current drainage system might not be routing water correctly, requiring roof repairs.
Damaged Perimeter Flashing
Roof leak repair is many times most needed at the outer edges or at inner parapet walls where flashings are installed to protect the roof membrane cover edges. If the flashing is installed improperly, damaged, or becomes loose due to storms or the wind, the edges of the cover can be exposed, letting water and moisture seep into the building and roofing system.
Open Roof Penetrations
Penetrations include drains, pipes, vents, HVAC units, hot stacks, conduits, gas lines, and other objects that puncture the membrane of the roof. These are prone to leaks and must be properly secured to make sure the roofing system is protected from water damage.
SERVPRO can step in to clean up any standing water and damage that is done from one of these penetrations on your roof causing a leak inside your building. They also can restore and repair many of your items inside your building to reduce your losses.
Damage to Roofing Membrane
As the membrane ages, it can blister, split, shrink, crack, or puncture, giving way to water and exposing the insulation of the roof under the membrane.
SERVPRO of Alexander & Caldwell Counties understands that any water damage from your commercial roof can be devastating to your business, which is why we are available to you any time of the day, any day of the week. Just contact us at (828) 396-1070, and we can take care of the damages done by water so your business can be up and running like normal again.