Published on May 31, 2018

Signs You May Need New Commercial Roofing

Signs You May Need New Commercial Roofing

New Roofing for Your Commercial Building

Your commercial roofing is the greatest barrier your building has against the elements. From rain to snow and everything in between, your commercial roofing is both your first and last line of defense. However, cracks can form and begin to reveal its vulnerability. When these defects appear, it may be a sign to get your commercial roof either fixed, or better yet, replaced. Bachman’s Roofing, Building, & Remodeling, Inc. has the expertise you need to understand your roof better, and to learn when to rely on their services, particularly when it comes to their commercial roofing.

Maintaining Commercial Roofing

new commercial roofCommercial buildings mostly utilize flat roofs. They reduce the volume of the building, are simpler to build, and are also cheaper to construct. These commercial roofs come equipped with a drain. If for some reason there is blockage, water can gather on the roof. An abnormal amount of water stored on the commercial roof is called water pooling. If water is stored for too long, you can expect water intrusion inside the building, as well as runoff on the outside. At this point, the stored water has destroyed the commercial roof’s quality and needs to be immediately replaced to prevent future damage. Furthermore, make sure the drain has been cleared and cleaned periodically. In some cases, adding overflows drains and suppers may alleviate ponding or pooling on a commercial roofing surface.

Weather and Commercial Roofing

As impenetrable as roofs are, they are still subject to the elements. Over time, their resistance begins to fade as the wind, snow, sun, and rain continue to beat down upon it. Eventually, bits of the roof can either be destroyed, or simply blown off. This varies from roof-to-roof depending on how they were manufactured and installed. If you notice bits of your roof on your property, it’s a clear-cut sign that it needs to be replaced. If a roof is comprised of tar and rock for example, the wind can potentially blow off the tar paper and leave the undercoat exposed. Because the undercoat is susceptible to the elements, it compromises the whole roof and may need to be replaced.

Extreme Damage – Commercial Roof Sagging

new commercial roofThe most alarming sign that a roof needs to be replaced is when your entire roof is sagging. A sagging roof indicates potential structural damage and needs to be replaced as soon as possible, otherwise it could be life threatening. Sagging affects the entire roof and can cause the entire structure to collapse. This is because sagging illustrates the poor foundation of the building. If you believe that your roof may be sagging, do not hesitate. Call a professional immediately.

Bachman’s Roofing has your roof covered when it comes to repairs and replacements. Our guarantee is that we will provide you with the best roofing service in the Pennsylvania area. We want to make sure that your commercial building has a sturdy roof over your head to keep your business flowing. For more information contact us here or call us at 1-800-922-5818.