Reasons To Have Your Business's Roof Inspected

Posted on: 24 November 2017

The roof over your business will be one of the most exposed parts of the building. This can put it at a higher risk of suffering problems and damages. Unfortunately, when this part of the building becomes compromised, it can create catastrophic problems for the rest of the structure. To help you find and repair these issues before this can happen, you will need to have a commercial roof inspection performed.

Following Major Storms

When a major storm moves through your area, it can be wise to schedule an inspection of your roof. Often, people will not schedule one of these inspections because the roof may not appear to have suffered obvious damage. However, much of the damage that a roof can experience may be rather subtle and difficult to see unless you are up close to it. If you fail to have a roof inspection done soon after one of these storms, you may find that you will only become aware of the damage caused by the storm after it has worsened and lead to potentially serious complications.

When Mold Or Rot Is Discovered

If you discover that the upper floors or ceiling of your business is starting to develop rot or mold, it may be due to a leak in the roof. While you may assume that leaks will always cause water to drip from the ceiling, this is not always that case as the water can be absorbed by insulation or it may flow in a way that leads it down the interior walls. Sadly, it can be extremely difficult to locate the leak because the water may not take a direct path from the leak. Fortunately, a commercial roof professional will be able to conduct a thorough examination of your roof so that these issues can be identified and patched. While you will still need to have the interior damage from the leak repaired, ensuring that the leak is stopped will prevent this problem from returning.

Every Few Years

Once every few years, it is wise to have the entire roof professionally inspected. Over the course of time, the roof will gradually suffer wear and tear that can make it more likely to experience failures. For example, if you have asphalt shingles, they can experience blistering that may make them less able to protect the roof. These inspections will be minimally disruptive, which will allow you to schedule them without having to worry about impacting your business's operations.