Even the most successful businesses can’t escape roof wear and tear and damage. No matter how profitable your business is, the roofs that protect your facilities, offices, and retail locations are extremely important and need to be maintained. A faulty roof can result in leaks and exposure to the elements, which can result in costly damages for your business.
As a roof maintenance company, we’ve seen it all. Roof maintenance is a job that requires a lot of specialized knowledge, so knowing when to call in the professionals is a skill worth learning. Take a look at these most common types of roof damage to look out for.
1. Hail and Snow Damage
While rare, hailstones have the most potential to cause massive damage to your property. If you live in a cold environment, check for damage after major hail and snow storms. Hail, in addition, can soften and weaken your roof’s outer layer.
Snow and ice can further settle on your roof and melt. When water accumulates, it tends to seep into small gaps in your roofs shingles, cracks, lifts, and other areas where your roof is exposed. If that water refreezes, it can cause splintering that exposes the underlying layers of your roof, opening the door to even more weather damage as the problem worsens. Unlike most homes that have sloped roofs, commercial buildings typically have flat roofs. This means it is important that you maintain your roof to keep water out.
2. Sun and Heat Damage
If you live in an area with hot weather, be aware that UV radiation from the sun can eat away at the asphalt shingles and TPO on your commercial roof. If the underlying material responsible for sealing against water become damaged as a result, your roof may start to leak.
On top of that, look out for pieces of granule in your gutters. Granules offer heat protection and add coloring to your asphalt shingles. Granules can be broken down by hail and heat.
As a roof maintenance company, we help businesses inspect and maintain their roofs.
3. Water Damage
Water is clearly the enemy of any roof, so much that waterproofing is one of the most important steps in the roofing process. Water damage typically starts small, working its way into lifted segments, seeping through cracks, and slowly eroding areas over time.
Keeping your roof watertight should be one of your top priorities as a businessowner if you want to increase the longevity of your building’s roof. Leaks are not only annoying, but can also result in mold infestation, rotting, and other types of costly damage.
4. Poor Roof Maintenance
Proper roof maintenance takes time. When you do it right, you can greatly extend the life of your roof, but when you neglect it, you can reduce the longevity of it. Here at BML Roofing, we offer businesses inspection and maintenance packages to help them keep their roofs in working condition. While this may seem expensive, replacing an entire roof is always more expensive than maintaining an existing one.
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As mentioned, roof maintenance isn’t a one-man task. Scheduling regular inspections with professionals to look for small leaks and minor damage will prevent costly major damage down the line.
If you live in the Toronto and GTA area, BML Roofing has you covered. We’re a commercial roof maintenance and restoration company serving the Brantford area since 1972.
We service the entire GTA and most of Southern Ontario, including Mississauga, Kitchener and Hamilton. Our company is large and experienced enough to solve any number of issues you have with your roofing. BML is part of the prestigious OIRCA roofing organization, and we serve alongside other firms to provide unbeatable roofing service throughout the Ontario region.
But at the same time, we are small enough that we can take a personal approach to your issues. When you call us, you always reach the same person, and all of our key experienced staff are always aware of whatever projects we have on the go.
And because we are manufacturer-approved by many flat roof companies, we can offer labor, material, and workmanship warranties directly through the manufacturer.
• Roof maintenance is a vital yet widely neglected aspect of business ownership
• Always look out for snow, hail, heat, and water damage on your roof.
• Professional maintenance is just as important. Call a roof maintenance company like BML Roofing to inspect and service your roof.