Roof replacement is a significant investment for your business, so it’s well worth the time to weigh your options. Sometimes a repair is all you need to keep things running, while other situations call for a replacement. One sign that your roof has most likely come to the end of its life is the appearance of leaks. Replacing a leaky roof will not only save you money in the long run but will keep your employees, clients, and property safe.
An unprotected building means unprotected people. A damp environment resulting from rain, hail, snow, or ice can encourage the growth of mold and mildew. Even if they aren’t toxic, these contaminants can trigger health conditions, like allergies, asthma, and other respiratory diseases.
Constant moisture will weaken the structure of your building, potentially causing debris to fall and injure people. Water damage may also lead to faulty flooring or structural damage, and larger leaks, or leaks that build up over time, can lead to puddles and standing water. All of these hazards increase the risk of slips and falls.
The increased presence of water resulting from a leaky roof also increases possible interaction with electrical appliances or outlets. These highly dangerous conditions can result in electrical injuries, including shock.
Leaks are not always obvious. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), you should inspect the roof at least twice a year, with one inspection just before the start of winter. Proper maintenance can prevent leaks, but if the roof is already leaking, it might be too late. The sooner you replace the roof, the safer your building.
A replacement roof will not only prevent illness and injury but may prove to be more cost-effective than fixing additional leaks. With decades of commercial roofing experience and top-quality materials, the Technique Roofing team is ready to boost your commercial building’s safety and efficiency.
Our commercial roofing specialists provide free roof consultations to help you determine whether your roof needs to be repaired or replaced. And for Technique Roofing customers, we provide free annual inspections to uncover issues with your roof before they become unmanageable. Connect with us today.« Back to Blog