Owning a business or operating a commercial facility can be stressful. On a daily basis you have a million things on your mind, the last of which is probably the condition of your building’s aging roof. If you struggle to remember when the last time you roof was inspected for wear and tear, you may already have a problem. Regular roof inspection and maintenance is vital to the well-being of your facility. Your roof is the first line of defense against inclement weather. Dirt Connections offers both re-roofing and roof restoration depending on your needs. Our team of experienced roof inspectors can be on site today determining what remedies are best for your facility’s roof.
Re-Roofing vs. Roof Restoration
Depending on the current status of your roof, either re-roofing your entire facility, or site-specific roof restoration may be necessary. Re-roofing is when the roof is too damaged to repair piecemeal and the entire thing must be replaced. This is often necessary on older buildings that have not received regular roof maintenance and have fallen into disrepair. Although undertaking a re-roofing project may seem daunting Dirt Connections’ team of skilled contractors have years of experience in re-roofing business and industrial facilities of all sizes quickly so you can keep your business open and avoid sacrificing customer satisfaction.
Roof restoration is used for buildings where the roof is damaged only in specific places, and the damaged components are not significant enough to warrant an entirely new roof be applied. During a roof restoration, a skilled roof inspector will assess the existing roof components for damage, then mark off areas needing repair. Once the problem areas are addressed and the roof’s overall safety and functionality is assured, the entire roof may then be repainted and recoated to give the entire building a uniform, new-roof look.
Inspecting a Roof
If you are not sure when the last time your roof was formally inspected for damage, hiring an experienced inspection service is recommended to ensure a trained eye makes the assessment of any potential repair needs. However, there are a few tell-tale signs business owners and facility operators can look for that are giveaways a problem with your commercial roofing system exists. Some of which include:
- Overflowing roof drains or clogged rainwater management systems
- Damp, damaged, or mushy roof insulation
- Out of place or shifted roof insulation
- Roof fasteners being stripped, loose, or absent
- Deteriorated, rusted, or bent metal roofing components
- Water leaking into your business’ interior
- Water damage or discoloration on interior ceiling
- Visible gaps in roofing components
By performing a self-assessment, you may be able to spot some of the more obvious issues with your current roofing system. Regardless, a self-assessment can only go so far. A trained roof inspection professional, such as those we employ here at Dirt Connections, is your best bet in diagnosing the underlying issues with your commercial roofing system and determining whether re-roofing, or roof restoration techniques are best for your facility.
Contact Dirt Connections Today
A safe and sturdy roof is vital protecting your business and your facility’s interior from the elements. Whatever your commercial roofing needs, whether an entire re-roofing project or a simple roof restoration, Dirt Connections is here to help. Contact us today to find out what method of roof repair is right to keep your business dry!