Austin Commercial Roof Repair Professionals
A leaking or damaged roof on your commercial building is more than just an eyesore or an annoyance; it can lead to extensive and even more costly repairs down the road. Damage to commercial roofing is especially serious as it could lead to you having to shut down business for a time, meaning loss of revenue on top of the cost of repairs or replacement. The best thing to do is get started on commercial roof repair as soon as you notice or suspect roof damage. Kidd Roofing is a commercial roofing repair contractor in Texas who has seen and repaired it all. Give our Austin commercial roofing contractors a call at (512) 671-7791 or contact us online to find out how we can help get your roof back to optimal shape!
Roofing is an important structure on any property. Your roof is the barrier to wind, water, hail, and pests. But roofs are difficult to maintain and repair on your own. They not only require climbing dangerous heights, but roofs themselves are more complicated than they seem and have different vulnerabilities and potential for damage. Read below to find out some for the most common types of roof damage.
Common types of commercial roof damage
Some common types of damage that commercial property owners will notice and need to be repaired include:
Damaged Roof Flashing: Roof flashing is the name for the material, often thin metal such as galvanized steel, aluminum, or copper that is used to seal the vulnerable areas of a roof. The sections of the roof that meet vertical walls, or other construction features such as chimneys or vents, are the areas most vulnerable for water leaks and other damage. When roof flashing starts to become separated from the roof or becomes cracked you will experience water leaks. Even if you are not currently experiencing a water leak, damaged roof flashing is a sign that water and the elements have begun to infiltrate your roof. You must repair damaged roof flashing as soon as possible before a small problem becomes a big (and expensive) one.
Natural wear and tear: When’s the last time you’ve done maintenance on your commercial roof? It’s not just storms and hurricanes that damage the roof. Texas’s brutal summer heat will warp roof structures over time. Years of taking rain also accelerates aging and erodes material. Our professionals at Kidd Roofing know how to look for the hidden damage that aged commercial roofs acquire.
Blocked water drainage: Proper water drainage is important to all types of roofs and especially important to commercial roofs which are often flat roofs. It’s just physics—flat roofs have no, or very little slope, meaning they need extra help to avoid water and debris accumulation. There are various solutions for flat roof drainage. Scuppers are structures constructed around the perimeter of the roof that direct water away from through an outlet. Excessive water accumulation will damage any type of roof. If your commercial roof is retaining water, consult with roof construction experts to repair or replace your current drainage system.
Mold, mildew, foul smell in your walls: Have you found mold in your walls? Seen signs of water damage such as discoloration or weakened drywall? This type of damage does not just originate from inside the property, roof damage provides a way for water and heat to seep in your to walls. If you have had mold or water damage in your walls, it is important to address any issues that may be in your roof or these problems will reoccur.
Membrane punctures: Many commercial roofs are constructed with a layer of protective membranes. These membranes are made of different materials. A common membrane is a type of rubber called EPDM. The plastic, PVC is also very commonly used. A relatively new type of membrane is Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO). All these membranes are designed to provide enhanced protection to the commercial roofs. They each have their advantages, as well application method. While these membranes are strong, they are not invisible and can sustain punctures. To repair an existing membrane or find out which type will work best for your property, consult with commercial roof professionals.
Contact a Commercial Roof Repair Expert Today
If you are looking for commercial roof repair service in the Austin, Texas area contact Kidd Roofing for professional and friendly service. We have over thirty years of experience in residential and commercial roof construction and repair. If you suspect roof damage, are interested in new roof construction, or even just have questions on roof maintenance give us a call at (512) 671-7791 or contact us online.