5 Expert Tips to Make Your Commercial Roofing Sustainable

Posted on December 2nd, 2015 by Applied Roofing Services

When it comes to the roof, calling in an expert who is well versed when it comes to commercial flat roofing will help to ensure everything is in good condition at the time of each inspection. An expert knows exactly what to look for in terms of distress or damage that could lead to costly repairs if not taken care of promptly.

Commercial Flat Roofing

An expert will inspect the following 5 signs to know whether your commercial roofing needs repair or replacement, and in turn help to make it more sustainable:

  1. The Roof’s Age
    When an expert inspects a commercial roof, they will take into consideration its age, general condition, and degree of maintenance when determining whether or not it should be replaced or repaired.

  2. Moisture Content
    All types of roofs will retain moisture. Whether it has soaked into the materials or rests in grooves and crevices, moisture can lead to the growth of algae, moss and other types of fungi that can cause deterioration and eventually, damage.

  3. The General Condition of the Roof
    An expert roofing contractor that works with commercial flat roofing can examine a roof, and determine the level of wear and tear it has been exposed to. They can determine how well it has been maintained, and how much longer it will be able to be sustained in its current condition before major repairs are needed.

  4. Thorough Inspection of the Roofing Deck
    The roofing deck is the main support for the entire roof. In most cases, if a thorough inspection of the roofing deck shows any substantial degree of damage, the roofing expert will recommend roof replacement instead of making minor repairs.

  5. The Lifting Test
    In areas where high winds and moderate to severe storms are possible, checking to see if any tiles or roofing sections lift when disturbed will help determine if repairs need to be made. If large areas of roofing materials lift or rise, a new roof may be recommended.

About Applied Roofing Services

Applied Roofing Services is a full service roofing company located in CA. We offer durable and high quality residential and commercial flat roofing. We provide roof installation as well as roof repair services, roof maintenance and inspection services. We specialize in low slope roofs, energy efficient, zero maintenance, and green roofing. We have 20+ years of experience in the roofing industry.


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