Commercial Roof Repair in Washington DC
Commercial roof repair can be complicated – and that’s why it only makes sense to work with a company you can trust. Here are five signs you should call JW Contractors to tackle your commercial roof repair job.
5 Signs You Need Commercial Roof Repair
Your building’s roof is incredibly important, providing protection against the elements, ventilation that whisks away moisture and keeping out water that could damage the building’s structure. Here are five signs you need commercial roof repair:
- Clogged roof drains
- Excessive energy bills
- Moisture problems in the building
- Open seams
1. Clogged Roof Drains
Clogged roof drains can pose huge problems. If water isn’t coming from your downspouts the next time it rains – or if less water is coming from them than is pouring from the sky – you could have puddles on top of your roof. While those ponds of water will eventually evaporate, they can degrade the quality of your roofing materials and compress the roof insulation.
2. Excessive Energy Bills
Over time, many commercial roofs lose their reflectivity. That forces your cooling system to work harder to keep air temperatures stable inside. Ponding of water on the roof can also compress the insulation, which makes it less effective and contributes to rising energy bills. If your roof is working properly, you can save hundreds of dollars on utility costs – so it makes sense to have your roof inspected at least once a year.
3. Moisture Problems in the Building
Your roof has to be completely water-tight. If it’s not, you’re looking at much bigger problems than just the roof. Water that comes in can lead to structural rot in the building, as well as attract insects and pests, create water stains on your ceilings and walls, and cause high humidity levels inside the building. It can also lead to mold growth, which can be toxic. When you leave moisture problems untreated, they can create significant secondary damage – and that ends up costing you more in time and money.
4. Open Seams
When seams on your commercial roof fail, they provide a pathway for water to get in. Even a small failure at a roof seam can grow quickly – once the materials have started degrading, there’s no stopping them without proper treatment.
Sagging can be a sign that there’s a broken or damaged roof deck joist, which commonly happens when water gets inside the roof. It can also signal that ponding from clogged drains has weighed so heavily on the roof that it has compressed the insulation. In either case, a roof that isn’t perfectly flat needs repair as soon as possible.
Do You Need Commercial Roof Repair?
If you’ve noticed any of these problems with your roof – or any other problems – we’ll be happy to give you a free roof inspection. Call us right now at (972) 454-4400 and we’ll set up a time to send a highly skilled, knowledgeable inspector to your location. Your inspector will create a detailed report on what’s wrong with your roof and provide you with a no-obligation quote.