The roof is an important component of any commercial structure as it is your place of business’s first line of defense against the weather.

So it’s important for your commercial roofing to undergo regular maintenance to make sure that it remains in good condition. Regular maintenance also helps you avoid further problems that might lead to costly repairs.

So how will you know if your commercial roofing is starting to fail? Don’t worry. The Roofing Company, the top Virginia Beach roofing company, is here to help! Here are five signs of roofing failure you need to watch out for:

  • Leaks and moisture
  • Punctures to the membranes
  • Blistering and wrinkles
  • Blow-offs and tenting
  • Reduced wind-uplift resistance and billowing

These problems are usually caused by three things:

  1. Improper Installation and Poor Workmanship
    This is probably one of the most common reasons behind commercial roofing failure. This is because commercial roofing installations require experience and expertise,  there are numerous roofers out there who think they can get the job done without proper training and experience. The result? Premature commercial roof aging and failure.
  2. Low-Quality or Wrong Choice of Materials
    The choice of materials is very important in making sure your commercial roofing will last against tough weather conditions. For instance, if you choose a roofing material that performs well in areas with hot and humid climates, do you think it will also work wonders in regions with wet and cold climates? Furthermore, you can expect high-quality roofing materials to last longer than those of lesser quality.
  3. Abuse and Neglect
    Because your roof is exposed to the elements 24-7, it is susceptible to damage, especially during harsh weather conditions. If you don’t have your roof regularly inspected or repaired (if necessary), can you really expect it to last longer than its expected life span?

If you need any help with your commercial roofing, The Roofing Company is just a phone call away. We are one of the most trusted roofing companies in Hampton Roads and the surrounding areas when it comes to various kinds of commercial roofing: office buildings, churches, schools, stores, malls, warehouses, as well as city, state, and federal buildings. In addition, we can also handle different types of commercial roofing, including built-up, modified bitumen, single-ply EPDM, and TPO roofing. To learn more about our products and services, call The Roofing Company today.