Anyone who owns their own business in Ohio knows how important it is to maintain a strong, sturdy roof. Here in Dundee, we frequently encounter harsh winters, heavy snowfall, rainstorms, and freezing cold temperatures, all of which will have a toll on your roof over time. That’s why commercial roofers like us exist, and it is only the best of us that can truly protect and restore commercial roofs from weather damage.

Northeast Roofing Systems has been serving businesses in Dundee, Cleveland, Akron, Youngstown, and surrounding areas for decades, and would be honored to restore your business’s roofs as well. Here are some of the most common commercial roof problems that require restoration by a commercial roofing contractor.

Roof Leaks

One of the most obvious signs of a damaged roof in need of repair is leaking, which often starts as a small, unnoticeable drip and quickly becomes a major problem that interferes with the productivity of your business. In addition to the water dripping from your business’s ceiling, you may also start to notice leaks occurring near old, damaged shingles, clogged gutters, vents, and plumbing. Whatever the source, it is important to take note of roof leaks when you notice them and contact a commercial roofing contractor, rather than simply collecting the water with a bucket.

There are two main causes of roof leaks to be wary of: joint damage and flashing damage. Joint damage occurs when the joints between sloped areas on your business’s roof become damaged over time due to sudden or prolonged weather. Most often, these joints wear down over time, creating the perfect hideaways for water to collect and leak beneath the surface. Flashing damage, on the other hand, happens when the leak-resistant material around external pieces of your roof, like a chimney or pipe, becomes weak and makes way for water to seep under the shingles. Both of these causes of roof leaks can be easily fixed with a commercial roof restoration service, and we are happy to provide roof leak repairs for any business owner in the area.

Storm Damage

As briefly discussed above, the local climate and weather patterns we experience here in Ohio play a major role in the state and longevity of your business’s roof. While leaks and many other sources of water damage happen gradually and get worse with time, there are also instances where a particularly strong storm comes through and punctures or tears your roof material in one massive blow. Whether it be a hailstorm that breaks your shingles or a blizzard that dumps a foot of snow on your roof, storm damage is a problem that many business owners have to deal with at some point. Luckily, we offer restoration services for commercial roofs that have taken a sudden beating or broken down over time due to harsh conditions and excessive moisture, so don’t hesitate to give us a call if you are experiencing any of these weather-related issues.

Pooled Water

Another common roof problem that business owners face is water pooling up in uneven slopes and cracks, which usually does not pose an immediate problem the first few times around, but can cause serious damage over time. This is especially common with flat-roofed buildings and older buildings with uneven roofs that provide the perfect hiding places for water to pool. If you start to notice little puddles collecting on your roof after a rainstorm, it’s time to get your roof checked out by a commercial roofing contractor. We will identify the cause, restore the damaged areas, and will take measures to ensure that pooling doesn’t occur in the future.

Schedule A Commercial Roof Restoration Service

We hope that this post has provided you with the information you need to know when it’s time to schedule a commercial roof restoration service, and that you will continue to our next post to read about other common roof problems business owners experience. If you are noticing roof leaks, storm damage, or pooled water on your roof, contact us today! We would be happy to restore your roof and get your business back on track.