Roofing systems are building assets that usually get overlooked until there’s a problem. The “out-of-sight, out-of-mind” perspective most business owners have when it comes to commercial roofing can lead to disregarded wear and tear over time and end with either a roofing emergency or the need for expensive repair or replacement.
Quality commercial roofing protects the property, business operations, and all inhabitants in the building. If you are a business owner and you notice any of the signs we listed in this article, it is high time to replace your commercial roofing systems.
Here are 5 signs that your commercial building needs a roof replacement:
1. Old Age
Roof age is one indication that a commercial roof might need replacing. Generally, the average lifespan of a commercial roof is around 20 years. Of course, this may vary depending on other factors and the type of materials used in your commercial roofing system. But if your roof is approaching or surpassing 2 decades, it may already need a roof replacement.
Suppose your roof is old and shows signs of wear and tear or noticeable safety and functionality issues, do not hesitate to call for a roof replacement estimate and schedule the work as soon as possible. Take immediate action before your roof completely falls apart.
2. Excessive Bubbling Or Blistering
Bubbling happens when the roof material lifts because of pockets of air or water that accumulate and become trapped beneath the roof surface. On the other hand, blistering occurs when the roof material breaks down and forms blisters from tiny pockets of air or water. These issues can weaken a commercial roof structure, eventually open pathways for leaks, and cause other damages to your roofing system.
When problems become evident on your roof, it is a queue to call commercial roofing professionals to assess the damage and know if a roof repair can solve the issues or if replacement is a better solution. Most likely, if there are too many bubbles and blisterings, roof replacement is recommended.
3. Water Stains And Leakages
It usually starts with water stains on the ceiling or wall. Stains indicate a leak somewhere in your roofing system, and the water is penetrating your structure. When you spot stains or water leakages, it is crucial to get them fixed as soon as possible, as they can cause severe or hazardous problems, such as the growth of molds or mildews, musty odors, or worse, sagging or collapsing roofs.
If you wait too long to replace your leaking roof, you could end up with some serious structural damage not only on the roof but also on ceilings, walls, and floors. It can also pose health problems for the inhabitants of the building.
4. Increased In Electricity Bill
One of the most overlooked benefits of a commercial roofing system is its ability to regulate indoor temperatures and reduce energy costs. A well-maintained roof supports a building’s HVAC systems (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) to optimally maintain a comfortable indoor temperature.
Over time, even the tip-top roof system will eventually deteriorate. When this happens, it won’t be able to regulate the HVAC systems efficiently, resulting in more energy consumption and a spike in your electricity bill. Therefore, if you notice a sudden sharp increase in your energy bill, check your roof condition because it might be the culprit, and you might need to replace it already.
Need A Roof Replacement? Contact DDP Today!
A commercial roofing system may appear problem-free to inexperienced eyes. Only roofing experts like DDP Roofing Services can easily identify roof damages such as blistering, the origin of leakages, and the deteriorating performance of your overall roofing system.
With over 3 decades of experience in the commercial roofing business, DDP has become the industry leader in providing professional commercial roof services, including inspection, safety checks, preventive maintenance, repair, or replacements of your commercial roofing.