A commercial roof can last anywhere from 10 to 50 years. So, how do you know when its time to call a commercial roofing contractor?
Here are some signs your commercial roof may need some work:
Roofs are meant to be completely watertight. If your commercial roof is not, that could cause high humidity in your office resulting in water stains on the ceiling tiles. You could also end up with a breeding ground for insects and rodents that thrive in moist places. In extreme cases, water entering through the roof can come down on the walls and even seep into the insulation. Some types of insulation will lose its warming ability once it gets wet. Wet insulation can also lead to mold and mildew.
2. Higher Energy Bills
When your roof is not performing well, your heating systems will have to work harder to maintain a suitable temperature in your office. As a result, you may see significant changes in your energy bill.
If you notice that sections of your ceiling are hanging lower than others, this may mean that there is a problem below the surface of your roof. It could be that water settled on the roof causing the insulation to be compressed or it could be that a roof deck joist is broken.
If you are on the roof and notice bubbles, it means that moisture has been trapped below the top surface of the roof. The more bubbles you see, the more serious the problem is.
5. Blocked Drains
If during heavy rain, there is not a lot of water pouring through your downspouts, this may mean that the drains are blocked. When water settles on your roof, it can lead to a number of problems including leaks, sagging and moss and algae growth.
Do you need a commercial roof contractor in Vancouver?
At the first sign of any of these issues, you should consult a commercial roofing contractor Even if you do not see any of these signs but you’ve not had any maintenance work or roofing inspection done in a while, you should still have a commercial roofing contractor take look since it is advised that you have your roof inspected twice a year—in spring and fall.
If you have a commercial roofing project in Vancouver or surrounding areas, give us a call at Robinson Roofing and Sheet Metal. At Robinson Roofing and Sheet Metal, you will find a team of highly skilled and trained commercial roofers who tirelessly aim to provide high quality, reliable and tailored service to meet your needs and expectations.
So, what are you waiting for? Give us a call today to request a free quote.