When to replace your roof

Signs it's Time to Replace Your Commercial Roof

If you’ve owned your commercial building for more than a few years, you may wonder how you’ll know when it’s time to repair or replace your roof. Age isn’t always the best marker of a roof’s structural quality — which is why it’s good to know what to look for when you think it might be time to update your roof. If you wait too long to repair or replace your flat roof, you may end up with damage to your property and greater costs in the long run.

Here are the top six ways to know it’s time to repair or replace your commercial roof.

Flapping in the wind

If you notice that bits of your roof are waving in the wind, that’s a good indication that your roof needs to be repaired. This could mean that your roof is vulnerable to leaks and water pooling, which could cause internal damage to your building if not addressed.

Visible Tears

When you can see that the roofing membrane has rips or tears in it, you’ll want to get those repaired relatively quickly. Small rips and tears can become larger problems if left unaddressed for too long, so it’s best to call us to come take a look.

Tears in roofing membrane

Check your fasteners and insulation board

If you see that your fasteners are missing or loose, it’s a sign that your roof should be checked out. And if it seems that your insulation board is beginning to buckle, your roof could be prone to leaks or pooling.

Rust

Surface rust is a good indicator that it’s time to repair your roof. Rust could indicate there is pooling or ponding water that is causing metal to erode, which can easily be repaired with one of our seamless roofing systems.

water spots and hole in roof

Water spots and separating seams

If you begin to see water spots on the ceiling of the interior of your building, that’s a good indication that you have a leak that needs to be repaired quickly. Roofing seams sometimes separate over time, and water can leak through those seams and cause internal stains and damage.

Ponding water

When you see standing water in specific areas of your roof, you’ll want to address those spots to make sure damage isn’t occurring to your roof. Ponding can indicate poor drainage, which can cause a lot of issues in the future.

If you notice any of these issues on your commercial roof, reach out to us at Grandview Roofing Systems for a free consultation.

We’ll take a look at your roof and give you a quote for repair and recommend the Conklin Roofing System that will best fix your problem. Instead of totally ripping off your existing roof, we’ll re-coat it with the best roofing system for your job, which will save you time. As a bonus, with the installation of one our energy efficient roofing systems, which can lower heating and cooling costs and will bring you the potential of complete ROI within warranty period.

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