Commercial roofs and residential roofing systems are fundamentally different in their structure and composition. Most commercial roofs require coverage over a large facility with commercial heating and cooling systems, which means these buildings require flat roof construction. To the untrained observer, a flat roof system would naturally require a simpler engineering design than its residential roofing counterparts. While a commercial roofing system may seem simple, but it’s far more complex than you might suspect at first glance.
At A-Plus Roofing in Minneapolis, our Twin Cities commercial flat roof repair team understands that maintaining a commercial roof can be a delicate balance. In this blog entry, we’ll discuss the risks that can come when you postpone flat roof repair and talk about the roof inspection process.
The Importance of Roof Inspection
A commercial flat roof is engineered and constructed to serve several purposes. First, it is designed to be economical and affordable to maintain. It’s also designed with powerful durability so that maintenance is required less often than with many residential roofing systems.
However, despite the simplicity of flat roof design, they are still designed to require regular maintenance. The key to maintaining your commercial roof is staying on top of potential leaks and compromised structural integrity. With regular commercial roof inspection, you can prevent additional damage before trouble strikes.
Preventing Structural Damage
There are two primary types of water damage that can occur when your roof is compromised. The first type of damage is structural deterioration including rust and rot. Both of these can eat away at the structure of your building, causing deterioration and creating weak spots. Mold is another common type of structural damage. All that is required for mold to proliferate is one solitary spore to settle in your building. An excess of mold can lead to serious health problems and create further property damage.
Avoiding Cosmetic Damage
In addition to structural damage, water leaks in your building can lead to a number of cosmetic problems. Visible cosmetic damage on your walls or ceiling can be typically be replaced with simple paint and primer. However, these outward signs often accompany internal drywall damage and the need for mold removal as well.
A professional commercial roof inspection can help identify the following signs of trouble:
● Roof leaks
● Storm damage
● Sealant damage
Contact Your Twin Cities Commercial Roof Repair Team
Regular roof repair maintenance is key to keeping your commercial roof free of damage. That’s why it’s important to schedule regular inspections each year and address any maintenance problems or repair needs that arise.
At A-Plus Roofing, our Twin Cities flat roofing repair team uses infrared repair to inspect commercial roofs. Give us a call at 952-894-5435, or you can contact us online to schedule your inspection.