Roof leaks can disrupt businesses’ day-to-day operations and hurt your bottom line. Luckily, there are a few things building owners can do to minimize leaks, mitigate damage and even extend their roof’s lifespan. Carney Roofing Company, a top full service roofing company in the state, lists some of them below.
Know Your Roof’s Materials
Commercial flat roofs are more susceptible to leaks than roofing systems with higher slopes. Due to their lack of elevation, ponding water tends to form on the surface; not to mention the roof is more exposed to UV rays. However, this vulnerability varies depending on several factors.
Something as simple as the color of your roof, for example, can affect your roof’s lifespan. Black-colored membranes absorb more heat and are therefore more prone to damage than white-colored roof membranes which reflect light.
There are several other factors, but the most important one is your roofing material. Certain types of materials are better suited to particular climates. Consulting one of your commercial roofing contractors can help you pick the right kind of material for your home.
Frequent Roof Inspections
Regardless of how suited a type of roofing material is to a particular climate, your commercial roof will eventually suffer some form of damage. And when it does become damaged, cracks and leaks need to be fixed before they can worsen. The only way to make sure roof damage is fixed before it spreads is to have your roof inspected frequently.
Roof inspections can prevent roof damage from spreading while roof maintenance decreases the frequency of leaks. Frequent maintenance and roof inspections, coupled with the right kind of roofing material, can help extend a roof’s lifespan.
Keep in mind it’s easy to miss the signs of roof damage, so make sure to only hire experienced contractors. Carney Roofing Company is a BBB-accredited contractor with more than five decades’ worth of experience. We offer a wide variety of roofing products, including single ply roofing replacement options.
To get a free estimate, call us at (936) 307-0900 or leave us a message on this form. We serve homeowners in Longview, TX.