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Recognizing the Signs of a Roofing Problem

Commercial Roof InspectionsIf you’re like most businesses, you haven’t had your roof inspected in a while. If this is true, then your first priority should be to find and repair any major issues.

You want to look around for interior problems that could be serious, such as water stains on the ceiling, which could indicate a leak coming from a hole in the roof. Even a small leak can be a sign of a major problem, so don’t overlook it.

Other problems would be mold or odors, which could also mean a roof leak. It’s just as important to inspect the roof on the outside so you can find problems that could be in their early stages. Sometimes, this can be done by amateurs, depending on the roof’s slope and accessibility. Whether you do it yourself or hire Douglass Colony for a professional analysis, the following are signs that could signal that you are in need of a commercial re-roofing project.

Visual Cues to Look For

  • Prolonged standing water: If you have ponding on your roof, this can cause deterioration, leading to leaks. Leaks that go undetected can cause rust on roof decks, rot wooden decks and turn concrete decks into a thick paste. The weight of the water can also weaken the roof deck.
  • Bubbles: this could be an indication of trapped water, leading to leaks, deterioration and premature aging. It can also make your roof cover system ineffective.
  • Roof flashing: when the strips of metals installed around the edge of your roof have a gap, it can make your flashing fail when high winds pick up, leading to water leaks or mold.
  • Flashing tears: can allow water to seep through the cover.

Douglass Colony is the premier commercial roofing company in Denver. We can help you with re-roofing and new construction. Call us at 303-288-2635 today for assistance with everything from site analysis, planning, budgeting, construction, and more.

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