When To Get a Commercial Roof Inspection

Commercial roofing contractors can tell if your structure is reliable or if it’s time for repairs or replacement. Find out when it’s best to inspect and how to spot potential damage before it gets out of hand.

Drastic Temperature Changes Wreak Havoc on Your Commercial Roof 

Your commercial roofing system goes through a lot. Since your roof is constantly exposed to the elements, it experiences natural degradation. This is an aging process in which climates and weather conditions weaken roofing materials over time. As the weather fluctuates, the roof also experiences thermal shock, which is the expansion and contraction of materials as the temperature goes from freezing cold to blazing hot. 

Your roof endures that shock during the transition from winter to spring. Going from 20 degrees and cloudy skies to 70 degrees and constant sunshine quickly take a toll on your roof system, so it’s best to prioritize ongoing maintenance and routine inspections. 

How Often Should You Get Your Roof Inspected?

A commercial flat roof inspection is essential to your system’s durability and longevity. Roof maintenance and annual inspections save building owners time and money in the long run; since you’re always aware of your roof’s condition, you’re less likely to need unexpected repairs or an untimely replacement if issues are extensive. Other ideal times for commercial roof inspections are: 

After Installation 

A roof inspection after installation may seem unnecessary to some building owners, but it’s an important best practice. No matter what roofing company you hire, they must be held responsible for their workmanship. A roof installation isn’t cheap, so make sure your hard-earned money was well-spent by assessing the quality of your new roof. Your roofing company can be held accountable for any installation flaws discovered early on.   

After Inclement Weather 

Between winter snow and spring hail storms, harsh weather extremes are bad news for your roof. Strong winds, ice, and hail pellets can make roofing materials crack and split, or they can tear these materials completely from the surface. As soon as the storm subsides, call your roofing company to come and perform an inspection right away.  

Before Your Roof Has Exceeded Its Service Life

The average service life of a commercial roof can vary. Depending on the kind of roofing system you have, realistically, you can expect anywhere from 20 to 40 years of protection


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Telltale Signs of Commercial Flat Roof Damage

Even if you believe your system is in good shape, it’s still wise to get a commercial roof inspection. Not all red flags are obvious to the untrained eye. Some problems can’t be spotted unless you climb on top of the roof, which is best left to professional roof inspectors. 

However, there are some more obvious signs of damage, such as:

  • Water stains on the walls and ceilings
  • Mold and mildew
  • Leaks
  • Lifting or bubbling materials

These issues may seem minor, but you need to call roofing contractors to address them right away to keep problems from getting worse. 

Schedule Your Commercial Roof Inspection With Simpson

Simpson Unlimited is your commercial roofing expert. When you’re unsure of your roof’s condition, we’re the ones to call for a thorough inspection. After assessing the surface, we provide a detailed report of our findings. We hold ourselves to a high standard of excellence from inspection to installation.