In the day-to-day operations of your business, you likely forget that your roof is protecting your investment. Our Oviedo flat roof repair team can tell you if your roof is ready for some TLC.
The most common type of roof on a commercial building is a flat roof, so named because it is relatively flat with a slight slope to allow water to drain effectively.
Flat roofs are perfect for large buildings because they are low-cost, easy to install, and provide adequate protection from leaks and damage. But just like any other type of roof, flat roofs need maintenance periodically to keep functioning at the highest level.
If you’re not sure when your roof was last inspected, our team of Oviedo flat roof repair specialists can perform an inspection and provide you with a free estimate of any needed repairs. Here are a few things we look for that are signs it’s time to put repairs on your schedule.
Flashing is a flexible material that covers transitions between the roof and chimneys, vents, and other rooftop structures. When flashing is damaged, it can allow water to get to the cracks and seams of your roof. Once water is in, it’s hard to get it out and can cause more damage, which we’ll discuss below.
Identifying damaged flashing early allows our team to repair it or replace small sections. If left unattended, you may have to replace the entirety of the flashing, which can be costly.
Moisture, Mold, or Mildew
As mentioned above, serious problems can result from moisture. If your roof is not watertight, moisture can seep in and cause water stains on your ceiling or even rodent or insect infestations.
When moisture gets to your insulation, mold, and mildew can grow. These spores are dangerous to the health of your employees and customers, so it’s vital that you do not ignore any signs of water damage. If remediation is necessary, we can put you in touch with a specialist to clear up any moisture issues before we start roof repairs.
Often, flat roofs are constructed using large panels. Over time, these panels can shift, which can cause your roof to be unstable. Shifting panels also open up your roof to moisture, so if your roof shows any signs of damage to your panels, they need to be repaired or replaced immediately.
Other signs of panel damage can show in blistering or cracking, usually from the high heat in Florida. You may also see pooling if your panels have started sagging. Any of these signs require prompt attention.
Similar to the underlayment on your home’s roof, a flat roof has an undercoat layer directly under the flat roof exterior. Age, weather, or other factors can cause your roof panels to lift at the seams exposing the undercoat. Without sufficient protection, your roof can be exposed to moisture.
When we inspect your roof, our Oviedo flat roof repair team will check for any signs that your roof’s undercoat is exposed and recommend repairs.
Advantage Roofing Is The Commercial Roofing Expert You Need
Roofs can be easily neglected because they are “out of sight, out of mind” most of the time. Our Oviedo flat roof repair specialists can ensure your roof is in tip-top shape. We have been inspecting and repairing flat roofs in Central Florida for over 30 years so we know what to look for. Contact Advantage Roofing today to schedule an inspection. We look forward to working with you!