Commercial roofing systems are typically designed to weather various elements and stand the test of time. However, they require regular roof maintenance and inspection to ensure that their health and performance are at optimal levels.
That said, it’s critical to pay attention to signs of roofing issues during routine checks.
Moisture on the Ceiling
Water stains on the ceiling can be misleading so experts recommend locating the origin of the leak first. It’s best to have a professional investigate the leak because sometimes it could be due to a plumbing or HVAC issue. One way to determine if the leak is coming from the roof is by checking the location of the leak. Typically, roof leaks occur on the ceiling of the top floor of the building. If water stains appear in other areas, you might want to consider other potential causes.
Pooling water is never a good sign because it means your roof is being exposed to moisture for long periods. This could easily lead to water damage, and, in that case, you have to carry out roof repair as soon as possible. Standing water is a common issue in flat roofs that have poor drainage. Obviously, with no proper drainage, rainwater can find it hard to escape the roof. The water then tends to collect on the roof, and this could deteriorate the roofing more quickly.
If you notice rot in unused or restricted areas in your building, you could potentially be dealing with a leak that has been undetected. Since there’s not much foot traffic in these areas, it’s not easily noticeable when signs of leaks show up. The problem only becomes apparent when it has gotten worse – for instance, when rotting finally occurs. To prevent this kind of issue, ensure that little-used areas in your building are included in the inspections.
Pressure Point Roofing Eugene, LLC. is one of the leading commercial and residential roofing companies in the area. We have expertise in roof repair and maintenance, new construction roofing and gutter maintenance. Call us at (541) 688-7663, or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation. We serve customers in Eugene, OR.