Maintaining a property can be one of your highest business expenses. If you have roof problems, not only will you be spending a lot of money repairing the roof, but you’ll also be spending a lot of money on higher energy costs, and repairs from water damage.
Hiring the right Mesa roofing contractor is the most important thing you can do to ensure that you have a healthy and strong roof that will protect your business. But it is important that you do your own research and keep an eye out for some of the most problem commercial roofing problems. That way, you can take action quickly to minimize the damage and protect the roof.
Here are the top commercial roofing issues that every business owner should know about:
Arizona has an annual monsoon season that can wreak havoc on your roof. Heavy rains and winds can blow off shingles and Built Up roofing materials, leaving your property vulnerable.
Once material has blown off the roof, an opening forms that allows air to penetrate and create internal pressure that can put more force on the roof. Cracks can also let water seep into the property, which can cause extensive damage.
Shingles, tiles, and Built Up roofing have to be properly installed to ensure that they are strong enough to withstand the force, and the seams have to be properly cured to strengthen them.
Choosing strong roofing materials can minimize the risk of surface deterioration. However, if you don’t properly protect and maintain your roof, surface deterioration will occur no matter what type of roofing material you have.
Surface deterioration is a higher risk in Mesa, where the sun beats down on roofs many months out of the year and then the monsoon season gives them a lashing. Surface deterioration allows water, air, and pests to penetrate the roof, spreading rot and infestation from the top to the bottom of the property if left unchecked.
Your commercial roofing contractor should let you know the proper steps to take to protect your roof, such as sealing your Phoenix foam roof. However, you will also need to keep up with routine maintenance to protect your roof, such as cleaning and sealing the roof on a regular schedule.
Flashing is one of the most important parts of your roof, but it is often overlooked. The main roofing material often takes the primary focus.
Flashing is the material that seals the area around vents, chimneys, and the place where the roof meets other parts of the building. Flashing that comes loose or pulls away can open up huge cracks around those areas, letting in water, debris, pests, and air.
Most of the leaks on residential and commercial roofing is caused by faulty flashing. Sometimes, the cause is improper installation, and sometimes, the cause is the constant expansion and contraction from years of temperature changes.
Regular inspections can quickly spot problems with flashing so that new materials can be installed or the seals can be refreshed to prevent damage before it starts. If you have a leak, call a roofing contractor as soon as possible to check out the flashing or to look for other sources of problems.
A healthy roof starts with the right installation of all the roofing materials, from the underlayment to the flashing to the tiles, shingles, or spray-on foam. That includes choosing the right materials for the roof as well as performing the right workmanship. Any mistakes can lead to major problems that cause extensive damage.
It is imperative that you spend time doing thorough research to choose the best roofing contractor that you can afford. With the right contractor on your side, you won’t have to do much else. Your contractor will inspect your property and make the right recommendations for the best materials and the best roofing design.
Ask for referrals from your colleagues, and read plenty of online reviews to see what former customers are saying. You can also ask the contractor for referrals. Ask about past projects, and drive by those properties to check them out. Check up on licensing, certification, industry associations, and insurance.
The more information you can get about the contractor, the better.
In Arizona, Allstate Roofing has earned a reputation as one of the best commercial roofers in the state. We are a family owned and operated company that has been serving customers throughout the state for many years. We handle jobs of all types, no matter how large or small. We offer both residential and commercial roofing services, and we handle all types of roofing, including tile, shingle, and foam. We also offer ongoing roofing maintenance and emergency repair. No matter what your roofing needs, we have you covered. Read our reviews, and you’ll see that we have many loyal customers. Call us today to work with an experienced roofing contractor and become one of our loyal customers yourself. We’ll ensure you have a healthy roof to protect your business.
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