Taking your roof for granted or failing to implement ongoing maintenance leads to expensive, dangerous issues later on. Annual inspections keep you updated on your roof’s condition.
The structure can withstand extreme weather, the impact of falling debris, and degradation for years to come, but only if you take care of it. Your roof sits on top of your building, so it may be easy to forget that it needs proper care, like everything else on and around your property. But it’s vital to keep top-of-mind awareness of its condition.
If you suspect your roof needs repair due to a draft in the building, a leaky ceiling, or water stains, don’t wait any longer to call professional roofing contractors. There’s no need to try looking for damage on your own; save yourself the time and inconvenience. Professionals easily spot red flags that may not be obvious to the untrained eye. Perhaps you’re putting off repairs in an attempt to save money or because you don’t think they’re important. Regardless of your reasoning, you should know the dangers of ignoring roof repairs, such as:
Unwanted guests, like insects and other wildlife, can access your building through cracks and openings in your roof’s surface. In severe cases, this could lead to an infestation, with pests and rodents living in your walls. Unfortunately, when animals and bugs take over your property, you’ll need to invest in extermination services in addition to roof repairs. That’s why it’s best to do yourself a favor and repair your roof before the damage gets out of hand.
A pesky leak is one of the most apparent signs of a damaged roof. Water pooling on the surface weakens the roof and penetrates the substrate over time. When water is left unattended for too long, it leads to mold on your roof and foul odor-causing mildew. Poor indoor air quality (IAQ) and unpleasant smells barely scratch the surface of negative effects mold and mildew buildup can have on your building.
Water leaking on the floors in your building can lead to slip and fall incidents. Although it’s a quick remedy, it’s impractical to have buckets everywhere to catch dripping water. They can also get in the way of foot traffic and are unprofessional eyesores in your establishment. In addition to obvious indoor safety hazards, too much water sitting on your roof can cause it to eventually cave in. This is especially problematic if it happens while the building is occupied.
A damaged roof lacks proper ventilation and insulation. In this case, heat is able to enter the building during the summer months and make it hot and stuffy. In the wintertime, no matter how high you raise the thermostat to keep the building warm, it’ll remain cold. Since there are cracks in the roof’s surface and the materials are lifting, maintaining comfortable temperatures feels almost impossible. But when your roof is in pristine condition, you benefit from lower utility bills and energy conservation.
Water damage, algae growth, and other signs of damage mean you’re overdue for a visit from a commercial roofing contractor. A roof replacement is more expensive than repairs, so it’s your best bet to get your roof inspected on an annual basis and fix issues as soon as they arise. Consistent ongoing maintenance extends the life of your existing roof and prevents you from having to pay for a new roof installation prematurely.
At New Image Roofing, we make it easy for you to prioritize your roof’s wellbeing. In addition to our free roof inspections, we also provide ongoing maintenance services. Whether it needs repair, restoration, or re-roofing, we’re here to perform our stellar services. We’re multifaceted and versatile in our capabilities. No matter what industry you’re in, your Atlanta business or home is in great hands with New Image Roofing.