Signs Your Commercial Roof Needs Attention

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Roofs are a very important part of your commercial building, yet when is the last time you had yours checked out? Odds are it’s been awhile, because like the old saying goes, your roof is out of sight, so it’s out of mind. Let us share with you three warning signs that your commercial roof may need attention from a professional roofer.

Poor Workmanship

You get what you pay for with roof installation as with any services. Unfortunately many commercial building owners go with a company that is competitive on price without doing their due diligence on quality. In a worst-case scenario this leads to poor quality workmanship, for instance where the roof was not installed correctly in the first place, thus the materials do not function as intended. While you might think a warranty will protect you, they usually require that the equipment be correctly installed– leaving you out of luck!

How can you tell that the quality of the workmanship is poor? One clue is if you’re always calling someone in to fix things. Another clue is when you can spot roofing damage from the parking lot. Normal wear and tear is one thing, but when you’re always calling someone in to fix the roof, odds are you have a bigger problem.

Standing Water

Since commercial buildings tend to have flat roofs, they face a higher risk of standing water than residential homes. Water that remains in contact with the roof will cause structural damage over time. Other causes of pooling water on commercial buildings include clogged drainage systems, structural damage, and poor workmanship with the original roof installation.


Leaks can be sneaky, particularly in commercial buildings, since their larger size makes it difficult to spot leaks. By the time you find a leak, the damage is done. Higher-than-normal water bills indicate a potential leak, as do stains on walls. If you see a leak, call a roofer ASAP. It’s important for the safety of your tenants that you fix leaks before structural damage, mold, or mildew occur as a result of unintended leaks.

If you notice any of these signs, call us today for a service appointment. Our licensed roofing technicians can provide an estimate and make repairs. We guarantee that our work is done on time to minimize the disruption to your business. Call 513.713.0418 today for your estimate.