Like any roof, the structures on commercial facilities can be successfully restored provided the intervention is timed right, before the roof is beyond repair. Even though many commercial roof owners choose the run-to-fail approach, completely neglecting maintenance and repair duties until the only solution is roof replacement, there are many signs that indicate roof faults that can still be repaired, prolonging the life of the roof.
Here are some:
- Leaks – commercial roofs are usually flat or low-sloping structures that are prone to water ponding. Any water that stays on the roof for too long weakens the roof surface and will eventually cause leaks to appear. Fortunately, most roof leaks are preventable with regular inspections and maintenance that includes the roof’s drainage system as well and repair is also easy if the intervention is started right after the first leak is noticed;
- Restoring strength – neglected roofs might become weaker and might threaten collapse when covered in thick blankets of snow. Inspections and timely repair action by recommended Colorado Springs commercial roofing contractors to address the issues detected will give back the strength of the roof, making it strong enough to face whatever the next winter brings along;
- Restoring energy efficiency – applying protective coatings that improve the roof’s reflectivity is also among the most important restorative activities. These common coatings can reduce the heat absorbed by the roof, thus preventing any damage caused by overheating and reducing the amount of heat transferred toward the building interior.