You are often the best judge of when it is time to replace your commercial roof. Reviewing inspections over the last few years can help you determine the general areas of concern, and the rate of wear and tear. Depending on the style of your roof, you may expect it to last anywhere from 25 to 50 years. But there are several factors you can refer to when deciding if now is the time.
Water dripping from ceiling tiles is never a good sign.Though it may not always indicate an entire roof replacement, it is advisable to conduct a thorough inspection. A core sample may be taken to determine the state of the different layers of the roof and to see if there is any moisture trapped; if there is moisture in the insulation or other layers, you may need to replace your commercial roof.
If a building has ventilation problems or if moisture is trapped under the roof membrane, it can cause roof blisters. These expand and contract with the temperature, and if not repaired, they can grow into a major problem. Roof blisters can pop and your membrane can become compromised,allowing moisture to seep into the roofing layers, possibly damaging the roof deck. It is this later potential that is a real cause for concern. Membranes can also be damaged by severe weather or even birds.
Roof Deck or Structural Issues.
Wet walls, moldy smells – both are signs that you could be in major trouble. Roof decking is the structural foundation of your building,and if damaged, can pose a serious safety concern. Rotting wood caused by torn flashing, punctures in the membrane or improperly installed or maintained roofing can deteriorate the wooden structure and you may need to replace your commercial roof.
When looking for a qualified contractor who can tell you if your commercial roof truly needs to be replaced, contact the nationwide offices of SRG Roofing at 1-855-860-3732!