Most people don’t realize their roofs are leaking until it’s too late. The water damage has already been done. Your best bet to fight against leaks is preventative maintenance by a commercial roofer like HC Anderson Roofing Company, Inc., but as a business owner, you should also stay on the lookout for these warning signs.
1. Look for ice dams.
During the winter, water freezes, melts, and refreezes on your roof and its drainage system. “Flat roofs are particularly susceptible to leaking,” says fellow roofing experts at Building Performance Group. In fact, if the drains aren’t working properly due to debris or broken parts, ice can build up, preventing proper drainage or damaging roof insulation. These ice dams can cause major roof damage, so if you see ice where water should be draining, you may want to call a roofing professional to find out what the issue might be.
2. Be wary of water spots.
Have you started to notice water spots on your building’s ceiling? The spots may be small, but if you notice anything that resembles water spots, you don’t want to let it go. Get an assessment to see what’s causing the spots. Even if it was a one-time event, you still want to at least clean it up to avoid mold growth.
3. Get an inspection.
An annual roof inspection, as well as repairs and maintenance, are an important part of staying on top of leaks. A roof that has been properly installed shouldn’t have annual issues. However, you still want to keep it maintained and watch for issues, especially the older a roof gets.
Want to schedule a roof inspection or annual maintenance? Business owners in the Northern Illinois or Southern Wisconsin areas can contact HC Anderson Roofing Company today at (877) 824-4717. We can give you a free estimate or answer your questions about your commercial roofing needs.
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