In these unprecedented and unpredictable times, many businesses are feeling the strain. While some have had to close entirely because of widespread stay-at-home orders, others, such as businesses involved in the food supply chain, have found themselves overwhelmed. If your roof is leaking, you may be dealing with lost inventory or product right when it’s in the greatest demand. But how can you possibly deal with the downtime that comes with a roof repair project?
While putting off “yet another thing” on your growing list of to-do’s is understandable during this stressful period, procrastinating on roof repair can end up costing you much more time and money in the long run. Here are some factors to keep in mind when you have a leaky or damaged roof.
Don’t add more risk to your business during this already risky time. A leaky roof can begin to sag and even collapse, destroying your inventory and injuring your workers. The presence of water can also spell damage with electrical appliances or outlets, increasing the risk of electric shock. Even if conditions don’t appear immediately dangerous, they can be detrimental to the health of your employees over the long run, exposing them to mold and mildew that causes respiratory problems.
Leaks let in more than water. They also let in (and let escape) air, decreasing the efficiency of your heat and A/C. With your systems having to work that much harder, you’ll have to work harder as well—to pay those bigger bills.
While insurance companies will usually help you with the costs of roof repair, they may not be so willing if you’ve neglected your roof for too long and allowed the damage to get worse. If you’re wondering whether to report even that small leak or couple of missing shingles now, the answer is yes! Prevention is always the smartest choice.
If you put off getting that minor roof repair done, the damage will snowball. One loose seam can lead to a small leak, which can lead to a larger leak that damages drywall, insulation, and electrical. Now you don’t only have to replace the roof, but other parts of your structure, resulting in much more expense and down time.
People are counting on you during this challenging time to help them keep their lives and businesses running. If your roof needs repair, now is the time to act so you don’t find yourself in an emergency later. At Technique Roofing, we will work with you to make sure you get the best repair work done with the least amount of disruption to your business.« Back to Blog