Everyone wants to keep on top of his or her commercial roof repairs, particularly in winter when we need our businesses to be protected from the cold, rain, hail and snow. However, especially at this time of the year, nobody wants to venture out onto their roofs, to check for lone twigs that might be blocking gutters, or seals that are cracking up, and nor should you have to. This guide will help you to spot potential repair issues with your roof, allowing you to contact the professionals in good time, and all without having to leave your desk.
If you have noticed damp ceilings anywhere in the building, then you should not hesitate to contact the professionals to investigate the issue further. As any member of the King Koating Roofing team will tell you, it is much easier and often significantly cheaper to repair roofs now, than it is to replace them in the future. Damp ceilings are often caused by water leaking through either a crack or hole in the roof, or in one of the seals. However, if the ceiling is only damp and not seriously damaged, then you stand a very good chance of being able to fix the problem with a simple repair job. It is important that you call a professional straight away to fix the source of the leak.
Equally if you can smell mould or damp in the building, then you mustn’t ignore it. Instead you must rule out the roof as a possible cause. Damp could be caused by a slow leak in the roof, especially around vents and skylights, or could be caused by an overflowing or blocked gutter. However over time this can become harder to fix, so rather than taking the risk, get the professionals in.
Be aware of the age of your roof, and when it was last checked. Just like you would service your car, remember that your roof is a piece of equipment that is subjected to continual wear and tear. Keeping a record of when you’ve performed maintenance or repair work can give you an indication of whether the roof is likely to need checking again in the near future. Often professional roofers can give you an approximate idea of when parts will need repairing or replacing, so keep a note of these.
It is always a good idea to have a roofing professional inspect your roof after a bad storm. After all, your roof has to withstand the battering of wind, hail, and snow, and this could cause tiny tears and leaks to occur. Instead of worrying about the extent of any potential damage, simply call the professionals in after bad weather. Then you don’t have to worry about any nasty surprises the next time there is a storm.
Handling your commercial roofing repair needs doesn’t have to be arduous; it can be slotted in at your desk around a sandwich. Remember that if you look after your roof through the winter, then it can keep watch over your business.