7 Common Problems of Commercial Roofs

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7 Common Problems of Commercial Roofs Protect Your Investment Every commercial property owner or manager knows that your commercial roof is a major investment. As such it’s important to work proactively to protect your investment. Here at Roofing2000 we’re here to help you meet that goal by addressing all of your pressing roofing issues. That’s why today we bring you this quick look at 7 common problems of commercial roofs. Remember help is just a phone call away 1 Moisture Infilteration Leaks Water happens. And eventually it happens to infiltrate most every commercial roofing system leading to roof leaks material breakdown and mold contamination. 2 Ponding Water A common problem for commercial roofs ponding water is often a sign of bigger problems. Built up roof debris improper HVAC or gutter drainage and poor design are all common causes of ponding water. 3 UV Damage The ultraviolet rays of the sun can create a damaging thermal shock effect for the materials of your commercial roof. Thermal shock causes a premature breakdown of those materials

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7 Common Problems of Commercial Roofs including surface crazing shrinkage cracking deteriorating flashing and seals and exposed seams. 4 Weather Erosion Surface erosion or breakdown is often caused by extreme fluctuations in outdoor temperatures and conditions. Blistering splitting and ridging are among the common consequences your commercial roof may experience due to erosion from the harsh effects of the weather. 5 Basic Wear Tear There are many factors that affect wear and tear. Climate environmental pollutants and rooftop traffic are among them. Nonetheless over a period of time all commercial roofs will experience a level of basic wear and tear. 6 Storm Damage A major weather event can spell disaster to your commercial roof. Partial roof blow offs punctures and tearing and wind uplift are all among the most common types of storm damage rendering your roof vulnerable to leaks moisture infiltration and further material breakdown. 7 Faulty Installation This is quite possibly the most tragic. Faulty roof installation by an underskilled or unscrupulous roofing company leads to a large percentage of the problems experienced by commercial building owners. The most frequent issues include premature material failure early roof leaks accelerated aging imminent roof failure and warranty invalidation.