Eventually all roofs leak and without a slope or a slant the potential for leaks to occur is even more likely. Due to the nature of flat roofs, it is even more common. Since the majority of businesses have flat roofs, it is important to pay special attention to them.
In Calgary, you never know what to expect from our weather, let alone in the spring. With that unpredictable spring weather moving in, it is crucial to be prepared.
So, how do you combat potential leak in your commercial? A good start to preventing extreme damages is keeping an eye out for particular hazards.
Some warning signs to pay attention to:
If you notice standing water on your roof, (water that has not dried up or dissipated within 48 hours of a rainfall) it is important to remove this water before it begins to seep into the foundation. It is also important to note that if standing water is not addressed, with excessive amounts of water collecting, it can lead to a dangerous roof collapse.
Here are some relatively simple ways to prevent and remedy standing or pooling water from flat commercial roofs:
Taking care of your commercial flat roof is not something to be taken lightly. Any damage, leakage or worse (a collapse) can directly affect the livelihood of your business. So make sure to preform regular visual inspections, especially after severe storm weather. To protect your business, you can arrange for seasonal professional inspections, preformed by the experienced commercial roofing team at United Roofing.