Maintenance of your building's commercial roof is important because the roof is the first area of your building that takes a big hit in the event of natural disasters such as hurricanes, hail, wind and other catastrophic events. Natural hazards weaken your building's roof and leave the roof subject to decay and deterioration. Always sign up for roof protection services with your building contractor to prevent roof damage. Remember that you are responsible for any damages affecting other nearby buildings and people who are injured in the event the roof collapses.

Leakage Problems

Signs of roof deterioration are sometimes clearly evident when water stains start to appear on your building's ceiling. Chances are that there is a hole somewhere in the roof for that kind of leakage to occur.  Mold can develop from the water-stained ceiling, and you should not ignore this leaky situation. Arrange for a licensed roof contractor to examine the leakage, determine its source and have the roof repaired.

Ponding Water

Sometimes after heavy rainfalls, water begins to collect and remain on the roof, which is called ponding. When ponding water is allowed to remain on the roof, it breaks down the strength of the roof and causes rust to develop. Ponding of water also bears weight that compromises the roof deck. In the long run, you're better off when you do have a standing service agreement with a roof repair expert who will check the roof for damage periodically and fix it before the damage widens.


Experts recommend that you should be mindful of a roof condition referred to as bubbles. In this case, trapped moisture that's within the roof cover will generally end up creating leaks. Bubbles shorten the life of the roof cover and age the roof deck as well. Bubbles are also responsible for releasing gases from the insulation board when the trapped bubbles are below the roof cover. Discuss these concerns with your roof repair professional.

Roof Flashing

Roof flashing comes in the form of metal strips that are installed around a roof's edge. Gaps in the flashing may develop around the roof's border and compromise the roof cover when high windy conditions develop. Roofing industry contractors contend that they now have better flashing and other accessory products that include base components, which work better for flashing problems.

Metal Roofing Replacement

If you are replacing the roof, metal roofing may be the best choice for your building. Contractors now say that they currently use concealed clips when attaching metal roofs. The clips can be expanded and contracted. Experts say that sealant now in use experiences less movement and has far less exposure to UV rays than in the past. So that's a positive improvement you can take into consideration when you decide to replace your building's roof with a metal roof.

If you have questions, contact a roofing contractor like Osmus Roofing.