No building is complete without a quality roof. While a building’s roofing is often taken for granted, it is in many ways the most critical part of your commercial building. When making the necessary considerations for planning your new commercial building, be sure you do not leave roofing to ordinary contractors. Roofing is a specialized part of the construction, which is unfortunately often undertaken by general contractors who are under qualified.
You should count on a professional Commercial Roofing in Dallas roofer to take care of your commercial building. Qualified technicians should be contracted for the installation and upkeep of your new commercial roof. Whether you are installing a new one, or already have one, which needs to be maintained, it is important to find a company with a good reputation and expertise in various roofing techniques.
A good preventative maintenance program is essential to the roof of any building. No matter how well it was constructed, direct sunlight, heat, rain, and cold will take its toll. Over time, even the best materials will begin to break down. While it may seem that simply fixing a leak when it occurs is cheaper than paying for a preventative maintenance program, it is in fact much more expensive in the long run. Properly maintaining the roof of a commercial building will significantly increase the life of the roof, saving a substantial amount of money over the lifetime of your building. In some cases, a poorly maintained roof can also increase heating and cooling costs.
Another problem is that most leaks are hard to detect at first, and may cause substantial damage before being found. When cracks in the roofing occur, they are usually small, and only small amounts of a water leak in. In most cases, a roof which has not been maintained will have five to ten small leaks after just two to three years. These small leaks will get bigger over time due to exposure to the weather, in the meantime, however, the amount of water may be too small to make it to a ceiling where it can be detected.
Small amounts of rainwater can run down inside of the roof and can be absorbed by the insulation. Other leaks will often make their way into a wall. By the time you see water on the floor or a stain on the ceiling, you have most likely had a leaky roof for months. At this point, however, the extra cost of fixing the roof will be the least of your concerns.
If water is allowed to collect in enclosed spaces within the ceilings and walls, mold and mildew will occur. While the smell of mildew is off-putting enough, other types of mold can be dangerous or even deadly. Commercial building codes and zoning laws in most areas will require extensive and costly repairs which may include replacement of all affected drywall insulation and carpet as well as professional cleaning services. A scheduled preventative maintenance plan will prevent leaks and other roofing problems. If leaks do occur, many maintenance plans are guaranteed and will pay for any unexpected damages that do occur.