Keeping your commercial property in good, and most importantly, safe condition is vital to the success of your business. And while a quality commercial flat roof will last many years, some parts can become damaged due to natural hazards or severe weather conditions. At times commercial or industrial flat roof damage is overlooked, however, any type of flat roof damage – small or large – should be immediately taken care of.

As a commercial property owner, it’s your duty to recognize the signs that your flat roof needs repairs. If you fail to do so, you may have a larger problem on your hands. Failure to repair your commercial or industrial roof can lead to the need for an entire replacement – and we all know how much of a costly venture that can be!

On the other hand, attending to needed maintenance and repair of your existing commercial roof can prolong its lifespan. Pay attention to the signals your roof is sending you that indicate where repair is needed and how soon you must respond.

So, how can you recognize the warning signs of flat roof damage? Below are three signs that indicate you may need repairs to your commercial flat roof.

Interior Moisture

A telltale sign that will confirm your flat roof has an issue that may need repairing is when you see signs of a water leak of course lol, but also moisture in the building’s interior. When moisture is evident on the inside of a building, it is most often caused by water soaking into the roof.

What should you do?

Look out for things like water stains on the ceiling or water dripping signs on the walls. At times, you may notice that some of the areas in your building have a damp smell that seems to be coming from the roof. This too can indicate that your roof is in need of repairing, in which case you should consult a professional commercial roofing repair specialist.

If you realize that your energy bills are on the rise, don’t assume that your heating and cooling systems is the culprit. It’s always a good idea to have your roof assessed. After all, it could save you from costly repairs or more serious liabilities in structural safety.

Uneven Areas on Roof

Since a flat roof is built to bear its weight, it should never be uneven. An uneven or sagging roof could be caused by various accumulated moisture, additional weight on the roof, or poor initial installment of the roof, etc.

What should you do?

If you notice that parts of your roof are uneven or sagging, then you will need to call a professional commercial roofing contractor immediately. A professional will not only assess the severity of the sagging roof, but will also be able to determine a solution.

Next Steps

The above signs are just a few ways, among others, to know that you might need to consider commercial roofing repair services. Indeed, repairing minor damage to your commercial or industrial roof is a more cost-effective option than leaving it completely untouched, which, as mentioned, could cause more expensive problems in the future.

If you’ve noticed any of the above signs on your commercial flat roof, contact the professionals at Crown Industrial Roofing. With over 40 years of experience in Toronto based commercial roofing, we know what it takes to have a superior quality, long-lasting, and most importantly, safe flat roof over your head.

Contact us today for your free inspection.