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3 Signs Your Roof Needs Repair

3 Signs Your Roof Needs RepairYour building’s commercial roof is literally protecting your business. Whether or not this is your own building or you are leasing from someone else, it is essential your roof stays in good shape. This ensures your business can run in the way you intend. Here are some telltale signs that your roof is in need of some service:

Leaks

When we think of a roof leak we usually think it will be quite noticeable. However, some leaks go unnoticed for years. One thing you should always look for is stained walls. These indicate water is getting inside of your building. Usually, these stains begin at the top of the walls near the ceiling and work downwards. Also, be sure to check your ceiling for any signs of water. This can mean that water is starting to pool on the roof and has begun to seep. A stained wall can often mean a small leak has formed and needs attention.

If you notice water flowing from your actual ceiling or even from the soffit of the exterior, it could mean there is a serious leak happening on your roof. If this is the case, call a professional immediately.

Shoddy Work

A qualified professional should be used to install a roof or perform service on an existing roof. If someone did not do a good job, your roof will not be effective or efficient. Always be sure to call a roofer that is experienced and has the proper training, tools, and products to get the job done the first time.

Standing Water

It is common for an industrial building to have a flat roof. These flat roofs are known for having standing water on occasion. Standing water can occur because the roof was not installed correctly or because there has been some damage to the exterior of the building. Clogged drains can also be the culprit for standing water. Always be aware of standing water and inspect your roof regularly. If you notice standing water call a professional before major damage to your roof is done.

Call a Professional Roofer Today

If you have seen leaks, been the victim of poor craftsmanship, or notice standing water on your commercial building, call a professional today. These are all signs your roof needs attention immediately. At Southern Star Roofing we have the experience and knowledge to repair your roof. Call us or send an email detailing your roof problems.

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