5 Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Commercial Roof

5 Signs It's Time To Replace Your Commercial Roof

Ohio can be subject to various storms and weather conditions across the spectrum, and our roofs take the brunt of it. While most commercial roofs can withstand Ohio weather, eventually time will take its toll. The last thing you want is a shoddy roof that causes damage to your business and turns away potential customers.

Below are some of the top signs that it’s time to replace your commercial roof:

Moisture and Water Damage

Roofs help keep moisture out of your building. However, old roofs with broken or missing shingles will allow water and moisture to seep in. The result? High humidity, moisture stains, mold, roof bubbles, standing water, and an increase in insect and rodent problems. The moisture could also impact other areas of your building and foundation, resulting in costly repairs.

Sagging Roof

Take a good look at your commercial roof. Are there areas that sag or dip lower than the rest? If so, this could indicate structural problems below the top surface of your roof. Your roofing insulation may be compressed, or a roof deck joist may be broken.

Open Seams

In commercial roofs, chemical or mechanical fastenings help hold the seams together. Over time, these seams can weaken, especially if water has found a way inside them. As a result, the seams open, letting in more moisture and causing further damage to your structure.

Weak or Flimsy Flashing

A sturdy metal flashing is essential for good, commercial roof. However, if you notice the flashing around the parapet is dislodged or even missing, then you need to call a commercial roofing contractor as soon as possible.

Cracked or Blistered Surface

Cracks, blisters, or bubbles just underneath the surface of your roof is indicative of trapped air pockets or moisture. If left untreated, these problems will worsen over time. It’s best to catch and fix cracks or blisters early before the problem can spread to other areas of your building.

Bontrager Roofing is Findlay, OH’s top choice for commercial roofing services. To learn more, contact us today!