As a business owner, you find your attention being diverted into several different directions. There is a lot to keep track of, which leaves many things that often go overlooked.
The commercial roofing system is just one aspect of your business that may be overlooked; however, it is also an aspect of your business that can prove to be quite costly when neglected.
Flat commercial roofing systems don't require that much maintenance, but that doesn't mean you can neglect it entirely. Regular inspections should be done on your flat commercial roof to find potential problems and make repairs as necessary.
Cosmetic Damage Prevention
Regular inspections can also help prevent any cosmetic damage from affecting your flat roof. You may have started to notice unsightly water stains in the building on your drywall or ceiling tiles. By the time you start to notice this staining, the problem might already be pretty costly.
A few coats of primer can hide the cosmetic damage inside in most cases, but sometimes you will need to completely replace the drywall in addition to fixing the issue with the roof that caused the leak to begin with.
If the water damage is more serious, then you may also have to contend with the growth of mold and mildew as a result of the leak. You can avoid these issues with regular roof inspections and maintenance. You can find a small problem right away and prevent it from becoming a larger and costlier problem in the near future.
Prevent Structural Damage
Not all damage is going to be cosmetic, either. A lot of the time, you will also find some serious structural damage. You can have several rotting roofing components that have gone unnoticed because you failed to inspect the roofing system, or you put off essential repairs. This kind of damage can affect the structural integrity of your building and can make it unstable.
When performing flat roof maintenance, you need to keep all your drains unclogged to avoid any kind of water build-up, treat the roof with fungicides when necessary, and get regular inspections to find cracks and damage early on.
Common Flat Roof Problems
The longer you put off your flat roof repairs, the more serious the damage can become. Even a small leak can turn disastrous when left unrepaired. It can also go as far as rotting your underlayments and joists. Ponding is one of the more common issues you may experience with a flat roof.
After ponding has been left untreated, you may also begin to notice watermarks after the water has escaped into the roof. You may also find vegetation such as moss, fungus, and weeds on a flat roof because of water build-up as well.
Have you noticed any of these problems with your flat commercial roof? When was the last time you had your roof inspected? If you require repairs or an inspection, don't put it off any longer. Contact the experts at Gulf Tex Roofing and Services today.