Welcome back to Northeast Roofing Systems’ blog! In the first post of this series, we discussed some of the common roof problems business owners encounter, including storm damage, pooled water, and roof leaks as a result of joint and flashing damage. Here in Ohio, there are many other roof issues business owners encounter over time, which we will continue discussing in this post. Contact us today if your business is located in Dundee, Cleveland, Akron, Youngstown, or surrounding areas and you are experiencing any of the following roof problems.

Clogged Gutters

Think you can get away with leaving your business’s gutters clogged with leaves, twigs, and other debris? If so, think again. Clogged gutters are a major contributor to water backup and roof damage. Many of the materials that collect in these skyward-facing openings slide down from your roof or fall from surrounding trees and are prone to rotting over time. If left alone, these decomposing elements will fester, oozing into the eaves of your roof and creating underlying damage. Our commercial roofing contractors highly recommend cleaning out your business’s gutters regularly to avoid this, and they’re happy to help if the damage has already been done.

Shrinkage And Cracking

As it turns out, storm and weather roof damage doesn’t only occur in the cold months. Once your business’s roof has baked in the sun for years, between intermittent blizzards and rainstorms, it can start to shrink and crack. When this happens, the roof membrane starts to deteriorate, creating spaces for leak-resistant flashing and other protective elements to be exposed and break. If you notice leaks in your building as a result of shrinkage and cracking, you may have a bigger problem on your hands, as other contaminants have likely seeped through the cracks. That’s why it’s best to contact your trusted commercial roofing contractor as soon as you notice these issues and schedule a roof restoration service as soon as possible.

Poor Installation

Last but certainly not least, one of the most common roof problems business owners encounter is poorly installed flashing and other important roof components, which come with a host of expensive issues if left unaddressed. If your roof’s flashing, joints, and shingles are misaligned, overlap, or are in any other way defective, you are almost guaranteed to experience water damage and other issues with your building. Given that initial roof installation is necessary and can be costly, be sure to have it done right the first time around. That way, you won’t go to work one day and find that your building is full of leaks, rotting plant material, and other damage. Whether you require a roof restoration service or a brand new roofing system altogether, we’ve got you covered.

Let Northeast Roofing Systems Restore Your Commercial Roof

If you are experiencing any of the roof problems we discussed in this blog series, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Northeast Roofing Systems has restored the roofs of many business owners in Dundee, Cleveland, Akron, and Youngstown, and we would love to help you get your business back!