Water is an odorless, colorless liquid composed of hydrogen and oxygen and can be found in many natural forms (such as rain, snow, sleet, or hail) that can cause damage to your roof and leave you in need of commercial roof repair.

How Water Causes Damage

If your roof is corroded, deteriorated, or has holes, cracks, or dents, water can easily seep through it and become a problem. Water can travel through the damaged parts of your roof and into your building, causing interior destruction to your ceiling, walls, and belongings. It can also spread moisture throughout your roof and damage your insulation or lead to mold or mildew growth – both of which can weaken your roof’s integrity. If you don’t seek proper commercial roof repair, your roof can begin to rot and cause even bigger problems like cave-ins or bowing of the entire structure.

To find out if your roof is experiencing water damage, look for water stains on your interior and exterior walls and windows. If you find streaks or spots, give us a call and we can inspect them for you. Also, pay attention to your gutters – if they’re clogged or not working properly, they may be what are causing the water damage.

Solutions

To prevent water damage, it’s important to keep your roof well maintained. The roofing experts at DDP can perform a roofing assessment and make sure that your roof is not susceptible to serious water damage. If you believe your roof is in danger of water damage, call us immediately. Our fast commercial roof repair services can stop the damage from getting worse and we can take the necessary steps to prevent further damage.

Wind may be as simple as air in motion, but high winds can cause serious damage and lead to a need for commercial roof repair. Wind is created when air in an area of high pressure moves toward an area of low pressure. The speed of the wind depends on the difference in pressure – the greater the difference, the faster the wind speed.

How Wind Causes Damage

Roof damage can occur to any roof, but the severity of it often depends on what the roof is made of. Fiberglass- and wood-shingled roofs are usually the most susceptible to wind damage because of the way they’re structured. Strong winds can flow underneath the edge of a shingle and bend it, crack it, or even lift it off the roof.

Though not as common, slate and tiled roofs can also be damaged by wind. Wind can flow underneath the seams where the tiles overlap and lift them up, create a “peeling” effect. In addition, wind can also indirectly cause damage to roofs. We have performed commercial roof repair on roofs that have tears, shreds, or cuts because of pieces of debris that were lifted and carried by wind that have damaged them.

Solutions

To prevent wind from damaging your roof, it’s important to have your roof regularly inspected by a professional at DDP Roofing. We can make sure that your roof will stand up to winds in the future and give you tips on how to keep it strong.

If your roof has already experienced damage, you may be able to repair it without replacing it, depending on the extent of damage, however, a damaged roof that goes without commercial roof repair could be susceptible to mildew, water leakage, or even a loss of insulation.

Hail is created within freezing temperatures that can be found inside tall thunderstorm clouds or tornados. During a storm, there are many drafts of air that circulate throughout the clouds. When the temperature is cold enough, water droplets that are kept aloft by strong updrafts can accumulate layers of ice until they are so heavy, they fall to the ground. These balls or chunks of ice (called hail stones) range in size from ¼ inch to as big as 4 inches in diameter.

How Hail Causes Damage

As hail falls from the sky, it picks up speed; by the time it reaches the ground, it can be traveling as fast as 100 miles per hour – fast enough to cause significant damage to your roof and leave you in need of commercial roof repair.

The amount of damage caused by hail depends on many factors: the size of the hail, the direction of the wind, and the pitch of your roof. Because commercial roofs are usually flatter than those on homes, hail experiences a greater impact on contact. When shingles, tiles, or any other type of roofing system is subjected to hail, it can be dented, scraped, cracked, or even suffer holes. If left without commercial roof repair, hail damage can lead to leaks and compromise the integrity of your roof. These leaks can also lead to interior damage.

Solutions

Because hail is so unpredictable, there isn’t much you can do to prevent your roof from being susceptible to damage. If you’ve experienced a hailstorm, however, call the experts at DDP Roofing immediately. We’ll send our trained professionals to your location to inspect your roof and assess the amount of damage that has been done. We can then perform any necessary commercial roof repair or replacement to restore the strength of your roof.