It’s never too soon to get an estimate for your commercial roof damage. The best time is after a storm, because even the most durable materials can be damaged by Mother Nature. If you have recently endured some terrible weather, here are 4 signs of roof damage to look for, signaling that it may be time for a professional roof inspection:
1. You Can Notice Commercial Roof Damage
Commercial buildings are usually built to last a long time, so they use materials to aid them in this. A lot of commercial buildings are built with metal roofs. Metal roofs can last upwards of 30 years with minimal maintenance. However, a rough storm is sure to put your commercial building through the wringer and cause long-lasting damage that may require professional assistance from an experienced roofing company like ours here at Dowell Roofing.
A local company that has experience in this area, and it’s weather patterns/conditions, will know how best to address any problems before they become too big and expensive for us both.
2. You Can See Leaks
You know your business more than anybody else. Do a quick inspection of the inside and outside after a storm. Here are some warning signs for when water penetrates through cracks in shingles or siding on buildings:
- yellowed areas around windows inside buildings
- pooling near doorways where it shouldn’t typically do so (a surefire indication there’s standing water present)
- excessive condensation on window panes
If you are seeing these concerning signs, it’s time to give us a call!
3. Clogged or Flooding Gutters
Driving rain or hail can cause physical damage to your gutters, which need repairs. A bulging membrane, for example, could be caused by leaking gutters or more serious issues such as rot and decay in this area of insulation. If you have overflowing downspouts or damaged parts in them, a commercial roofing company will be able to assess the problem so that owners don’t have trouble repairing their property while they focus on running business.
4. Missing Shingle
If you have noticed missing shingles on your building, it can also mean issues with support beams beneath them (the ones holding up everything above). If you notice any unusual sounds coming from inside-or outside- tell us right away because it may indicate structural problems! Without a safe and strong structure, your building will decline quickly.
Dowell Roofing can Fix Your Commercial Roof Damage
It’s important to notice these signs early on and not to hesitate taking action. Call someone who knows your area’s conditions and can know how to specifically help your commercial property’s roof structure. Dowell Roofing is a local roof specialist. Give us a call today to learn more about how we can help you and your business 615-584-3265