Protecting Your Commercial Roof: Spotting Roof Damage

commercial roof

commercial roof

Commercial roofs require continuous maintenance and repairs. Unfortunately, many times roof damage is far worse than it would have been if repairs were made months or even days in advance. The longer you put off routine maintenance, the more likely it is that your roof will see issues that far exceed normal wear and tear.

Whether you own a retail, medical, government, or educational building, there are steps you can take to keep your building’s roof protected. In many cases, looking for trouble spots goes a long way.

Here are a couple of things to watch out for:

Interior Water Stains

water stains

Water stains coming from the ceiling or walls often reveal a problem with commercial roofs. Some of the most common causes include a leaking pipe and a leaking roof. Finding the source of the problem is the first step. Once the source has been identified as a leaking roof, it’s imperative that the leak is fixed as soon as possible. Otherwise, you risk dealing with mold and rotting of other construction materials.    

Unusual Odors and Stains

Once water from leaks has set into the ceiling, you may start noticing odors within the building. Generally, if it is a leak and you haven’t had any repairs made, the water will seep in and create stains. Avoiding this scenario is your ultimate goal! So it’s best to contact a professional as soon as you begin noticing foul smells.

Missing Shingles or Curling Shingles

missing shingles

If your commercial roof has shingles, following a wind storm you may notice that some have been blown off or are curling, which means the edges are lifted. Sometimes all it takes is a 50 mph gust of wind to wreak havoc on your roof within seconds. Replacing and repairing shingles is imperative for avoiding leaks. Since it’s not always possible to spot missing shingles, you should consider having your roof professionally inspected following a major storm.

Standing Water on Flat Roofs

Flat commercial roofs come with their own set of issues such as water remaining for days or even weeks after a big rainstorm. If your roof doesn’t have a proper slope for the water to drain, it could cause damage. Thankfully, here in El Paso, the sun will peak out shortly after a rainstorm but when we get those back-to-back rainy days without any sun, that’s when you need to take caution. Also, following a hail storm, you’ll want to have your business’ roof professional inspected to have clarity knowing whether any damage was caused.  

Lariat Builders Offers Full-Service Commercial Roofing

The importance of a safe commercial roof should never be undermined. Your building depends on it. For that reason, we’re committed to ensuring your commercial roof is given the level of attention it requires to meet building codes and structural requirements.

To have your commercial roof professionally serviced, give Lariat Builders Group in El Paso a call today!

What Property Owners Should Know About Commercial Roofing

a professional installing commercial roofing over a business centerWhen it comes to protecting commercial buildings in the Southwest region, it’s necessary for property owners to make sure their roofing is in tip-top shape. This is especially true for businesses in the Southwest region where temperatures tend to reach the high 90s on a daily basis. Harsh, scorching rays of sunlight aren’t the only hazards that bombard commercial roofs throughout the day. Commercial roofing is meant to protect buildings from heavy winds, rain, and hail in addition to extreme heat. If you require commercial roofing services, Lariat Builders Group can gladly help!

The First Line of Defense Against Natural Hazards

Maintaining a commercial roof in top shape is necessary in order for property owners to avoid serious consequences. The roof is the building’s first line of defense against natural hazards. Even though commercial roofing is strong and resilient, it is not invulnerable. For this reason, it’s necessary for property owners to keep their commercial roof in check. Regularly scheduled maintenance can save business owners thousands of dollars in damages. Through maintenance, your roof will be able to withstand any natural hazard.

Although the Southwest area is mostly known for high temperatures, other natural hazards, such as strong winds and violent hail, still exist. Strong winds can come out of nowhere, leaving business owners with little to no time to prepare. If a large branch were to fall on a weak or worn-out commercial roof, the damage may be incredibly detrimental. This is why reinforced roofing systems are so crucial.

What Happens If A Disaster Strikes Your Commercial Building?

Even though the Southwest region tends to be mostly safe throughout the year, a disaster may strike at any time. In fact, since this region doesn’t experience tornadoes, hurricanes, or earthquakes, business owners may fall into a false sense of security. The sun will shine tomorrow, after all. It is this false sense of security that will lead to disastrous consequences when unexpected weather strikes. As soon as a disaster occurs, it’s time to get to work. Lariat Builders Group offers high-quality commercial roofing services for business owners in the Southwest region. Whether your roof requires maintenance or restoration services, we can help. Lariat Builders Group specializes in roofing and damage restoration services. Contact us today to learn more about what we can do to restore your commercial roof!