Common problems for commercial roofs

The roof to your commercial property is essential for structural security and protection from the elements. But this doesn’t mean that your commercial roof will be free of problems. In fact, many companies and businesses struggle with the same roofing issues, for the same reasons. So, what are the most common commercial roofing problems? And how can you avoid them? Well, here at JMS Roofing, we are Birmingham’s leading roofing specialists, and this is our guide to everything you should know about the common problems for commercial roofs.

What are the most common problems for commercial roofs?

So, what are the common commercial roofing problems? And how can these be resolved, or avoided altogether? Well, there are several, including:

  • Ponding and standing water
  • Damaged flashing
  • Punctures

Commercial roofing and ponding

Ponding or standing water collecting on your roof occurs when your roof does not offer enough slope to carry the water away from the roof. It can also occur when leaves or dirt, or even bird nests, block up your drainage. To avoid this, you should work with a professional team of flat roofing experts, to install your commercial roof. And you should also be sure to check gutters and perform roof maintenance, annually or bi-annually.

Commercial roofing and damaged flashing

One of the most common problems we see isn’t with the roof itself, but instead with the flashing. Flashing is installed on walls or objects protruding from the roof, like a chimney or pipework. Over time, flashing can become weather damaged and this leads to water ingress into your property. Correct installation is the most effective way to avoid this issue, but you will need to check the condition of your flashing a couple of times of year, so that repairs can be made where necessary.

Commercial roofing and punctures

For some roof membranes, punctures can be an issue. From animal activity to employees walking on the roof, rips and tears can be caused, which then damage the internal structure of the roof too.

For more information or advice, get in touch with Birmingham’s leading roofing professionals today, here at JMS Roofing.