Commercial Roof Damage
If you are a commercial property owner, one of your main responsibilities is to take care of any problems that arise on or in your property. There are endless sources of issues that accompany property ownership, but one of the major pain points our team at PRQ Exteriors sees is commercial roof damage.
Roof damage is inevitable, but as a property owner it can be frustrating to deal with. You often don’t notice the damage until it is causing major problems for your building and you need a solution quickly. The pressing need for repairs often leads building owners to hastily choose a contractor without conducting the proper research. This hasty decision then leads to repairs done incorrectly, costing more time and money in the long run.
The PRQ Exteriors team wants to save you from that headache. Today we are going to explore the early warning signs of commercial roof damage, so you can make necessary repairs before they become an emergency. We are also going to walk you through the qualities to look for in a contractor to make sure you hire someone who will do the job right. Keep reading below to learn more.
Warning Signs of Commercial Roof Damage
- Damaged Flashing
The metal strips that run along the edge of your roof are known as flashing. Flashing is there to secure your roofing materials and prevent water from damaging your roofing system. If your flashing is rusted, bent, or otherwise damaged it is likely that water is seeping into your roofing system.
- Cracked or Blistered Roof Surface
If there are any cracks, bubbles, or blisters on your roof’s surface, that is likely a sign of trapped air or moisture. When ignored, trapped air and moisture can lead to serious leaks and other problems.
- Interior Water Stains
Sometimes the first place a problem presents itself is on the inside of your building. If you notice a water stain on the ceiling or walls, you need to call a contractor to assess the state of your roofing system.
Qualities to Look for In A Contractor
Who you hire to work on your commercial property is extremely important. You want to hire an experienced contractor who will get the job done right the first time. Below are a few of the qualities to look for when choosing a contractor to repair your commercial roof.
- Current Insurance
Repairing a roof is a big and potentially dangerous undertaking. It is important that the people working on your property are properly insured. Always ask to see your contractor’s proof of insurance before they begin work on your building.
- Postive References
Past performance is the biggest indicator of future performance. When choosing a contractor to repair your commercial roof take a look at their past work. Always read reviews online and ask to speak with references.
- Warranty Options
A new roof is one of the biggest investments that you will make for your property. Protect yourself and your investment by evaluating all warranty options that each potential contractor presents.
- Industry Association Membership
Don’t forget to ask your contractor about their industry association memberships. Involvement in an industry association shows that your contractor is backed by their peers. It also demonstrates their commitment to continued learning, development, and the maintenance of high standards.
If you have recently noticed damage to your commercial roof, call the PRQ Exteriors team today! We will send one of our commercial roofing experts out to your property to assess the damage and customize a plan of action for repair or replacement.
Have you gone through the process of repairing or replacing your commercial property’s roof? Share your experience with the PRQ Exteriors team in the comments!