As a business owner, your building is one of the most important assets you have. Without it, you won’t have a place to run your business, grow your customer base, and make improvements. Though it’s easy to spot damage inside your building, it’s not always simple to find issues with your roof. Here are a few signs that your roof is crying out for repairs from your trusted Denver roofers
High Energy Bills
Believe it or not, your roof is responsible for keeping your building energy efficient. When it’s damaged, your commercial HVAC system has to work overtime to keep your building comfortable. The harder the system works, the more energy it uses. This results in higher than normal energy bills. Take a look at your last few energy bills. Are they significantly higher than they were at the same time last year? If so, schedule an inspection as soon as possible.
Discolored Ceiling Tiles
Most commercial buildings have ceiling tiles covering the ductwork and insulation between the floor of the attic and the usable space. Over time, they may get dirty, but they should never start to look discolored. If they do, you probably have a slow leak somewhere in the roof. Remember, leaks don’t always produce noticeable drips or puddles. If you see any discoloration on your ceiling tiles, call your roofer. The sooner you get the leak fixed, the better off your building will be.
If you have a flat roof, you’ll want to get outside and check it at least once each quarter. This is because the changing weather conditions and moisture levels can damage the roofing materials themselves. And the only way to spot the damage is to head up to the roof and check things out. If the roof looks flat and the materials sit flush against the roofline, it’s likely in good shape. But if you notice the material bubbling up or peeling away in certain spots, it’s time to make an appointment. Leaving the damage unrepaired puts your building at risk for severe leaks, mold, and mildew growth.
Water Running Over the Gutter Edges
All roofs, no matter what type you have, need adequate drainage to prevent moisture from seeping inside the attic space and the rest of your building’s materials. For most buildings, this means an established and permanent gutter system. After a rainstorm, pay attention to the way water runs off your roof. If it flows through the gutters, you’re in good shape. But if it’s overflowing along the edges and falling away from the designated drainage area, you might have a clog on your hands. Call your roofer and let them assess the damage.
Commercial roofs are built to last. But sometimes, they need a little extra TLC to keep your building safe. If you’re worried about the safety of your roof, don’t put off a roof inspection. Contact us to make an appointment and let our team make sure your building can handle everything the elements throw at it.