Roofs need proper drainage to prevent moisture damage and those with hardly any slope depend on it even more. It doesn’t take long before ponding water results in severe leakage. When left unaddressed for too long, the entire roof could collapse due to hydrostatic pressure. Considering that one-inch deep ponds typically weigh about 5.2 pounds per square foot, it’s imperative to have thoughtfully designed drains that inhibit significant water accumulation.
When it comes to commercial roof ownership, the second-worst thing that could happen after premature failure is unnecessary replacement. Many property managers make the mistake of buying an entirely new roof when the existing one isn’t beyond saving. When only 10% of it is damaged, it doesn’t make sense to replace everything.
Roofs are constantly exposed to ultraviolet (UV) rays the moment installation is completed. Fortunately, many of today’s roofing systems feature UV protection as a standard feature. This feature is something you should factor in when planning your next roof replacement. But what happens to an unprotected roof when exposed to UV rays?
Commercial buildings, like houses, sometimes experience roof problems. Doing routine roof repair and maintenance can fix these problems, but many roof concerns are preventable in the first place. Fortenberry Roofing Co. talks about the most common commercial roofing problems and how you can avoid them.