How to Spot Damage on Your Low Slope Roof

Here Are the Warning Signs of Low Slope Roof Damage

Moser Roofing Solutions provides industry-leading flat and low slope roofing solutions for commercial buildings throughout Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic region. Throughout our time in the industry, we’ve seen commercial roofs show signs of damage in a variety of ways. And while the best way to diagnose roofing issues is always to schedule a commercial roof inspection, here are a few signs of damage you may be able to identify yourself.

Cracks or Blisters in Roofing Material

The clearest signs of damage to any roof are cracks, blisters, holes, and any other outward indication that the roof’s surface has been compromised. This type of damage can occur for a number of reasons. Cracks and holes can result from hail, for instance, while blisters and bubbles are often a result of temperature swings repeatedly stretching and shrinking the roof’s material. These signs are concerning and should be addressed immediately, as any gap in your roof’s surface will allow water to penetrate deeper into your roof.

Ponding Water on Your Commercial Roof

Water is the enemy of commercial roofing, as flat and low slope roofing designs leave little room for error when it comes to drainage solutions. If water is allowed to collect on the roof for long periods of time, it has more opportunity to seep through and penetrate the roof’s outer layer.

If you notice standing water on your commercial roof (also called “ponding” water), take note of it and check back over the next couple of days. If the ponding water remains for 48 hours or longer, it’s a good idea to contact a commercial roofing professional to address potential drainage issues.

Water Stains (or Leaks) Inside Your Building

Unfortunately, roofing issues aren’t always identified early. The longer your roof remains compromised, the more opportunity water has to penetrate the roof’s surface. When this happens, rainwater will begin to reach interior ceilings. 

A leak is the most obvious sign that this has happened, of course. However, a precursor to water dripping from your ceiling is water stains becoming visible. If you notice unexplained water stains in the interior of your building, your commercial roof may be the culprit. Contact a commercial roofer immediately!

Repair Now to Prevent Roof Issues from Getting Worse

Roof damage is like an iceberg: there’s a lot more than what you see at the surface. By the time a leak has found its way into your building’s interior, a significant amount of damage has already occurred. That means if you notice any of the above issues, the time to call an expert commercial roofer is now.

Of course, the best way to avoid more major and expensive roofing issues is to prevent them from happening in the first place. For business owners, a great way to save time, money, and headaches is to invest in a commercial roof maintenance plan. The Moser Roof Guardian plan includes two free roof inspections per year, emergency inspections after any serious weather event, and priority scheduling for repairs. This ensures that any issues or potential problems with your roof are identified and addressed immediately.

Moser: Your Expert for Flat and Low Slope Roofing Solutions

Whether your commercial roof is severely damaged or simply needs to be inspected, Moser provides top-quality flat and low-slope roofing solutions to meet the needs of any commercial roof. Our roofing team is highly experienced and provides exceptional workmanship. We take every step to keep your roof in the best possible condition, and our services include thorough inspections and reliable, long-lasting repairs.

If your commercial roof is showing signs of damage, there’s no time to waste. Contact Moser Roofing Solutions today to repair your roof and protect your business!

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