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How to Find Roof Damage After Strong Wind?

Jul 8, 2019

If you own commercial property in Toronto, Ontario, you know that wind is no stranger. In fact, Toronto can experience high wind gusts out of nowhere, even without rain, hail or other harmful weather. For your commercial property, and in particular, your commercial roof, wind damage can affect the safety and security of your building and the people within.

So, how can you take responsible action before, during and after high wind gusts?

There are several types of commercial roof damage brought forth by high winds, including leaks, missing or damaged flashings, missing shingles, drainage problems, and more. As a commercial property owner, you’ll want to know how to spot roof damage after strong wind, so that you can address the problem promptly and efficiently. 

Here’s how you can find commercial roof damage after strong wind in Toronto. 

  1. Roof Leaks 

Leaks in your flat roof are perhaps the easiest to find. Why? Because water will come into your building and likely leave water stains in the ceiling panels. Even if water hasn’t yet made itself visible, you should always inspect your property, particularly your roof, for wet spots (or water in general) after any type of windstorm. If you’re unsure where to look for leaks or wet spots, or if you need professional advice on how to protect your roof from harsh winds, call a commercial roofing expert immediately. 

  1. Missing or Damaged Flashings 

Strong winds, heavy rain, or falling tree branches can pull off or damage flashings on your flat roof. Split flashings are most often found at stress points on the roof i.e. on the edges, in the corners, near HVAC equipment, or at the ridge or slope. When flashings become damaged, they will no longer keep water from entering the roof, and therefore cause leaks or other damage caused by moisture buildup. 

  1. Backed Up Gutters & Drainage Systems 

High winds can cause tree branches, leaves and other debris to build up into a flat roof’s gutter and drainage systems. Not only can clogged gutters prevent water from properly draining off the roof, they can also easily freeze shut and cause excessive weight on gutter fasteners, ice dam conditions, and slippery walks below. To prevent your gutters from clogging after excessive wind, rain or snow, contact a professional commercial roofing company in Toronto to inspect and clean away any excess debris from your commercial or industrial flat roof. 

What to Do if Your Roof has Wind Damage in Toronto? 

If your flat roof has damage caused by wind or flying debris, it’s important to repair it immediately. The longer you wait to repair your damaged roof, the more damage will occur, and the more expensive the problem will be. Flat roof replacement and flat roof repair will cost a lot less when you take care of weather damage immediately.

Need help repairing your flat roof after wind damage? Contact the experts at Crown Industrial Roofing. We are a trusted name in Toronto flat roof repairs, and we deliver quality work in both a professional and timely manner. It is our priority to make sure that you get the value for your money when you invest in flat roof repair or flat roof replacement in Toronto and the surroundings.

Getting your commercial or industrial flat roof repaired or replaced by an experienced commercial roofing contractor is the way to go. Call Crown Industrial Roofing now for a free roofing inspection.