Spotting and Dealing With Common Commercial Roofing Issues

By Stacy Mellete

Choosing the right commercial roofing for your business establishment will help ensure that your hard-earned investments stay safe from the elements. It pays to be aware of the many factors that can shorten your roof’s service life.

Affordable Roofing Systems discusses some of the most common commercial roofing problems, such as:

Leaks and Moisture Issues

Poorly installed flashings and moisture barriers can cause roof leaks and moisture issues, respectively. Meanwhile, inadequate head and backwater laps can also allow moisture to enter your roofing system and deteriorate it overtime.

If you suspect that your building has a leaky roof, then contact us so we can conduct a thorough inspection. Once we’ve found leaks, we’ll give you a detailed assessment then conduct thorough repairs as needed.

Spotting and Dealing With Common Commercial Roofing Issues

Roof Punctures

Heavy foot traffic can scrape or cut your roof’s membrane and damage the substrate underneath it, especially single-ply or spray polyurethane foam roofing. Equipment improperly installed on your roof can also damage your roof and affect its overall performance. A good way to prevent this from happening is to limit foot traffic on your roof; you can establish a policy that only allows authorized personnel to enter the area. As with leaks, we’ll examine your roof’s overall condition and make the necessary roof repairs.

Lack of Maintenance

An unmaintained roof is more vulnerable to the effects of harsh climate conditions than regularly maintained commercial roofing. That’s why you’ll want to hire the right people to eliminate the risk of voiding any existing roofing warranties. As a GAF® Master Elite™ contractor, we have the necessary experience and training that will allow us to conduct proper maintenance for a long lasting roof.

Our Maintenance Program

When it comes to dealing with common commercial roofing issues, Affordable Roofing Systems can provide you with reliable solutions. In fact, we can ensure quality roofing for a long period by proactively implementing a professional roofing maintenance program.

This includes conducting an inspection, documenting our findings, and performing restoration.

We’ll begin by clearing your roof of any debris that can hinder drainage. Once we’re finished with the preliminary inspection, we’ll document our findings through photos and written reports. We will also make minor roof repairs and recommend restorative actions.

Whether you need help maintaining your commercial or residential roofing, Affordable Roofing Systems can meet your needs. We serve Tampa and St. Petersburg, FL, as well as the nearby areas. Call us today at (813) 542-8462 for a FREE estimate.

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Our Roofing Solutions

Your roof has an important job to do to keep your home dry, but it can also be an impressive home feature.


Our stone coated steel roofing system is available in a wide range of styles including Tile, Shake, Slate, and Shingle, and in a variety of colors. We’ll help you to choose one that will fit your home’s style and your budget.


As the most-used roofing type across North America, asphalt strikes a balance between price and durability, with a life expectancy of up to 20. Shingles are available for those who want affordable, genuine slate roofing.


Tile roofs offer unparalleled value when cost per year of use is factored in. While upfront costs are higher, customers who choose a clay or concrete tile roof will enjoy the aesthetics and quality for a lifetime.


Metal roofs today come in a wide array of colors and finishes. Innovations in metal roofing technology have significantly enhanced the performance of metal roofs.

TPO Membrane

TPO can be installed to any scale with some of the world’s largest building utilizing TPO roofing systems – it comes in strips typically 8ft 10ft and 12ft wide that are heat welded on site.

Customer Experience

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