The condition of your roof has a significant effect on the interior of your building. It doesn’t only affect how your property looks from the outside but also the comfort of the occupants. When leaks occur, your interior can suffer from poor indoor air quality, rot, mold and other water-related damage. These are just some reasons you need to maintain your roof regularly.
A storm damage restoration expert shares questions to ask during a commercial roof inspection.
What Does the Roof’s Condition Say About How It’s Been Maintained?
All roofs need regular maintenance to stay in good shape. A skilled roofer will be able to tell you if your roof has been maintained properly or not. With proper care, your roof will last longer than expected. Routine inspections can help detect signs of problems early, so you can fix them before they spread to other parts of your roof or building.
What’s the Condition of the Roof’s Field?
You can determine how well water drains from the roof through the trajectory of a roof plane or field. When you fail to maintain a flat roof, water will pool on the surface, causing leaks. In pitched roofs, damaged seals between sections that create the plane are the common causes of leaks. When not addressed immediately, your interior can suffer from water damage. On the other hand, with proper care, you can delay the need for a roof replacement.
Does My Roof Have the Right Drainage System?
In areas that experience harsh weather conditions, especially heavy rains, it’s essential to have an alternative roof drainage system. Most building codes require this but many older buildings don’t. If your main drainage system gets overwhelmed, your alternate system is there to back it up.
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