Common Commercial Roof Problems and How to Resolve Them

By Stacy Mellete

Whether you have a residential roofing system or a commercial flat roof, it can’t be helped that problems will pop every once in a while. Minor issues can be somewhat simple to resolve and some of them may even be avoided altogether with a few good habits and adequate roofing maintenance.

On the other hand, it’s always best to contact your local roofing company to handle serious roofing problems.

The longer you delay addressing major problems, the worse it could be for your roof. The risks are even bigger for commercial roofs where you’re not just putting your property in harm’s way, but the properties of your tenants as well. Let our commercial roofing experts at Affordable Roofing Systems show you some of the most common problems in commercial flat roofs and what you can do to prevent or resolve them.

Leaks in the Roof

Leaks are not a new problem for commercial roofing systems. There are many things that can cause a roof to leak, but one of the most common is water penetration. The best way to resolve a leak is to call your local roofing contractor who will assess the extent of the problem and carry out repairs. You can also avoid leaks by ensuring that there are no standing water problems on your flat roof and your flashing strips are not deteriorated.

Physical Damage on the Membranes

When the flat roof membrane is not sealed or adhered properly to the roof, it could cause billowing, bubbling or tenting problems. This could lead to water penetration and other issues on other parts of your system. Talk to your roofing contractor about following the local building codes in your area to make sure all sheets are attached firmly to your roof.

Zero Maintenance

Regular maintenance and inspections are much more economical than roof repairs. What’s more, they also prevent problems that require roof repairs. It can be difficult to remember and stick to your maintenance schedule. Ask your local roofing company about their maintenance agreements so you never miss an appointment again.

Keep your commercial roofing system in great shape with the help of our professional roofers at Affordable Roofing Systems. Give us a call at (813) 542-8462 or fill out our contact form to sign up for a maintenance agreement or request a free quote on repairs or replacements today. We serve property owners and managers in Tampa, St. Petersburg and other surrounding FL areas.

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