While commercial roofing systems are generally more straightforward and easier to maintain compared to their residential counterparts, there are still a few things that you might unknowingly do that can negatively affect its appearance and performance.
Below, A-TEX Roofing and Remodeling discusses common commercial roof mistakes and how to avoid them.
Failing to Maintain The Roof Membrane
It’s easy to forget about your roof’s waterproofing membrane, but it’s arguably the most integral part of the entire roof system. An improperly maintained or welded roof membrane exposes your flat roofing to the elements, which causes leaks to occur.
When replacing or reinstating your property’s roof membrane, we suggest hiring licensed commercial roofing contractors like us to do it for you. We use high-performance roof membranes that will bolster your roofing’s water resistance and we’ll make sure it’s properly installed.
Not Updating Your Roof Insulation
Insulation is important in commercial properties since most lack an actual attic space that helps the flat roof “breathe”. If your property’s roof insulation is more than four years old already, then we strongly suggest replacing it as soon as possible. Lack of ventilation can cause moisture damage on your roof from the inside, or, in colder seasons, cause the roof membrane to dry faster.
Not Doing Maintenance Work After Inclement Weather
Finally, don’t forget to do an inspection on your commercial roof after you experience inclement weather like storms. Leaks can easily form and can expand in a matter of weeks. Address these as soon as possible so they don’t become bigger and more expensive problems in the near future.
A-TEX Roofing and Remodeling offers professional commercial roof replacement services. Give us a call at (210) 269-7035 for more information on our services. Our commercial roofing contractors serve business owners throughout San Antonio, TX.