As any roof repair expert will tell you, commercial roofs are a bit more complicated to care for compared to residential roofs. After all, they are larger, and they lack slopes, making them more vulnerable to various kinds of damage. As such, regular inspections are a must if you want a commercial roof to last long. And, when you’re having your commercial roof inspected, it’s best that you ask a few questions about your roof, such as:
Was the Roof Previously Repaired? If so, Why and When?
Make no mistake: a previously repaired roof isn’t always a bad one. In fact, it’s a sign that the building’s previous owner was vigilant about the roof’s care. However, if your roofer finds that the same type of repair was frequently performed on the roof, it could indicate that the commercial roofing system wasn’t properly installed. This means that you might have to get the roof replaced sooner rather than later on in its lifespan.
Is the Roof’s Drainage System Adequate for My Area’s Conditions?
As stated before, a commercial roof has no slope, impeding its water-shedding capabilities in the process. As such, when you’re having the commercial roof inspected, ask your roofing contractor to check if the roof’s drainage system suits your area’s conditions, especially if you live in an area that sees frequent storms. That way, you can prevent water from remaining on your commercial roof and causing leaks.
What’s the Condition of the Flashing?
The flashing is a thin piece of metal that is usually installed at the joints of your roof to prevent water from penetrating your building. Therefore, it’s a very important component that must remain in good condition at all times. With that in mind, you should also ask your roof inspector to inspect the flashing and determine its condition to find out if it needs to be repaired or replaced immediately.
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