My Commercial Roof Is Leaking: Who should I call first?
It’s easy to ignore the roof of your commercial building during a historic drought like we had in 2022. But what do you do if you suddenly find your commercial roof is leaking after a heavy downpour? Who should you call first?
While this may be the first time you’ve dealt with a leaky roof, rest assured that we get these calls at Mint Roofing every day.
We understand how unsettling this can be and will work quickly to respond. The sooner you can locate and stop the leak, the less damage your building’s interior will incur.
Don’t ignore the warning signs.
Sometimes the signs that your commercial roof is leaking are obvious. Sometimes they’re hidden from view. A constant drip from a ceiling tile is a sure sign of a leak. But other leaks are more elusive. They may appear as a stain on your drywall, a puddle in a lower level, or just a damp, musty odor caused by mold or mildew.
Often a minor commercial roof leak will go unnoticed for months or even years. And even when you find water damage, it could well be that the leak originates quite some distance from the stains or wet spots.
Sagging ceiling tiles are often the first sign of a commercial roof leak. It’s a good idea to look up at them often. It’s never a good idea to ignore them just because they tend to shrink back to normal after things dry out.
Little leaks love to grow into BIG leaks!
There’s never a good time for a leaky roof.
Too often, we get called to a building experiencing significant interior water damage from a leak, only to find out that there have been small leaks in the building for several years.
Once again, little leaks love to grow into BIG leaks. Over time, rain, snow, and freeze/thaw cycles will worsen small leaks! The downtime and disruption to your business from a major leak can seriously impact your business operation.
Don’t just hold out hope that your leaky roof will be ok. Contact us at the first sign of a leak – even if things dry out quickly. We’re skilled at catching potential problems early before they become catastrophic.
Consider a Commercial Roof Maintenance Contract.
A commercial roof maintenance contract is another great way to make sure your roof is in tip-top shape year after year – a small price to pay for peace of mind.
Want to have us take a look at your roof before winter comes around? Give us a call to schedule your commercial roof inspection today.
Mint Roofing would love to be your commercial roof contractor!
When you’re ready to start getting quotes on your flat commercial roof repair, replacement, or maintenance contract, we hope you’ll consider Mint Roofing. Give us a call at (952) 473-8080 to put our team of experienced commercial roofing professionals to work for you.
Q: How do I know if my commercial roof is leaking?
A: Signs of a leaking commercial roof may include water stains on the ceiling, puddles of water on the floor, damp or musty odors, or even visible water dripping from the ceiling. If you notice any of these signs, addressing the issue as soon as possible is critical to prevent further damage.
Q: Can I repair a leaking commercial roof myself?
A: It’s not recommended to attempt to repair a commercial roof leak yourself, as this can be dangerous and may cause further damage to the roof. Instead, it’s best to hire a professional contractor with commercial roofing experience to assess the damage and provide a proper repair.
Q: How much does it cost to repair a commercial roof leak?
A: The cost of repairing a commercial roof leak can vary depending on the extent of the damage and the type of roofing system. It’s best to have a professional roofing contractor assess the damage and provide a quote for the repair. In any event, it is important to address the issue promptly, as delaying repairs can lead to more extensive damage and higher repair costs.
Q: How often should I have my commercial roof inspected?
A: It’s recommended to have your commercial roof inspected at least twice a year, typically in the spring and fall. Regular inspections can help detect and prevent potential issues before they become major problems. Additionally, if you experience severe weather conditions, such as extreme rain, snow, or high winds, you may want to have your roof inspected following the event.
Q: Can I replace a section of my commercial roof instead of the entire roof?
A: Yes, replacing a section of your commercial roof instead of the entire roof is possible. Your professional roofing contractor will help you to assess the damage and determine if a partial replacement is sufficient or if a total roof replacement is necessary.
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