2019 has been a heavy winter in Toronto and Southern Ontario, and that means rain, snowfall, and other weather that can severely damage your commercial roof. You may only notice damage to your roof when you notice a leak. By then, the damage has been done, and you will likely need to pay for your roof to be repaired or replaced.
Your roof repair company almost certainly offers roof inspections and maintenance as well. “Better safe than sorry” holds true here. Preventive maintenance is not expensive and will pay for itself many times over in the repair costs it saves you. Here are some ways that you can save repair costs.
1. Poorly Sealed Penetrations
Most commercial roofs have quite a few penetrations leading from the building to the roof, such as vents and pipes. If these are not properly sealed, your roof will be leaking quite badly. This is a particularly bad leak because not only the roof, but also the pipe or vent itself will often need to be repaired. As part of an inspection, your roof repair company will check these penetrations and make sure that they are well-sealed.
2. Torn or Damaged Roof Flashing
Your roof has many joints and intersections. These are sealed with roof flashings, which are typically made of a high-quality weather-resistant metal, such as galvanized steel. However, after years of exposure to the weather, there is a good chance that your flashings could be damaged, resulting in leaks and damage. A roof inspection can uncover this damage before it becomes too problematic.
3. Damaged and Blocked Drains
If your commercial roof does not have proper drainage, water will pool on your roof. This is a sure recipe for a damaged roof – just a few centimeters of water can increase the load on your roof.
Commercial roofs are built with drains and downspouts that provide a way for water to flow off your roof. However, especially in the fall and winter, these drains and downspouts are prone to blockages from leaves, ice, and the like. Your roof repair company can inspect and clean out your drains, solving this problem and saving you from having to get a leak repaired later.
About BML Roofing | Roof Repair & Inspection Company | Toronto & the GTA – Hamilton – Brantford
If you are looking for high quality, fairly priced inspections, you will be hard-pressed to find a better roof repair company than BML Roofing. Our family-owned company has served businesses in Toronto and the GTA for over 45 years. We know commercial roofing better than anyone in the business.
Our business is well-certified too. We are recognized by the Canadian Roofing Contractors Association, and the Ontario Industrial Roofing Contractors Association. BML Roofing is proud to provide the best workmanship money in the business. Our pricing is reasonable and all of our work is insured, so you can rest easy when you hire us to take care of your commercial roofing needs.
A member of the BML Roofing team will happily answer any inquiries you may have, so please do not hesitate to contact us!
● Roof repairs are far more expensive than regular roof inspections.
● Don’t gamble with your roof! Any unmaintained roof is bound to leak eventually.
● Our expert inspectors will find any possible issues with your commercial roof before they develop into expensive damage.