Commercial building owners and property managers have a lot to deal with on a daily basis. It seems like there’s always something that needs to be repaired or replaced! One of the biggest causes for concern has to deal with commercial roofing in Michigan. After all, a business can’t run smoothly without a fully functioning roof. Every once in a while, it’s not a bad idea to hire an inspector to take a look at your roofing to ensure everything looks normal. In the meantime, look out for the following symptoms of a roof that needs to be repaired sooner rather than later!
- Leaks: It goes without saying that a leaking roof is the most obvious sign that you need to bring in a specialist to make repairs. The scary part is that signs of a leak aren’t always as obvious as you might think. Be sure you’re checking the walls, floors and ceiling for puddles or any dampness. Signs of a leak can also include high humidity and insect or rodent problems. Waiting isn’t an option when you have a leak! The sooner you call us to fix (or replace) your roof, the less extensive and expensive your repairs will be.
- Higher energy bills: Over time, your roof’s reflectivity, which helps cut down on energy costs, can become less effective. If this is the case, you’ll soon notice that your energy bills are higher than usual. Keep track of your monthly energy bills and give us a call for an inspection if you think there may be some sort of issue with your roof’s reflectivity. Paying a little bit of money up front for reflectivity repairs can potentially save you hundreds of dollars each month on your utility bills!
- Sagging: Look up. Do you see any parts of your ceiling that appear to be sagging a little bit lower than the rest? Hopefully not! Sagging spots are signs that you’ve got some sort of problem below the top surface of your roof. The problem usually stems from compromised insulation or a broken roof deck joist. Whatever the cause of the sagging, we can fix it!
- Clogged drains: During the next rainstorm, it’s not a bad idea to poke your head outside to check out your downspouts. If you’re not seeing the same amount of water coming out of your downspouts that’s hitting your roof, you may need to call us for repairs. The last thing you want is a damaged drainage system. That leads to big issues down the road!
Don’t hesitate to call Qualified Roofing if you’ve noticed these signs or anything else that indicates your roof is failing. We have years of experience in the commercial roofing industry and can make any necessary repairs. If you have an old building with an older roof, it may be time to install new commercial roofing in Michigan. We can handle installation, too! Give us a call today to learn more about our services and how we can help improve your business.