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Three Water-Related Causes for Roof Repair

A previous post on this feed presented three common reasons why industrial properties might require roof repair, namely inclement weather, bird-related damage, and sub-par installation and maintenance.

However, these are far from the only factors causing an industrial building to need roof repair. There are plenty of less significant ways for an industrial roof to become damaged, many of which related to drainage or water flow. Three of these are detailed in the lines below.

Overfilled Gutters

Gutters are an essential part of any roof, as they are the main element facilitating the drainage process. However, they do also tend to become filled or blocked rather easily, whether by birds nesting in them or by debris such as leaves or branches floating in with the wind. As such, they require frequent, thorough cleaning, to ensure the flow of water is unimpeded. However, many owners of industrial buildings neglect this process, usually resulting in roof repair professionals having to intervene and correct the issue.

Water Leakage

Water leakage is a frequent problem in industrial roofing, and can have a number of causes, from the age of the roof itself to potentially faulty installation or missing sections of roof. Whatever the cause, however, this issue inevitably brings about the need for roof repair, lest the materials or furniture inside the property be damaged.

Water Ponding

In addition to water leaking through into the inside of the building, there is also the danger of pools forming on the roof, usually as a result of roof debris or blocked drainage, as described above. Industrial properties where this problem is spotted usually need debris cleaned from their roof or their gutters cleaned.

These are only three of the many ways in which water-related damage can bring about the need for roof repair. To avoid unnecessary expenses, the best thing for property owners to do is ensure the roof of their industrial building is regularly maintained and kept in good shape.


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