One of the challenges of owning or managing a commercial property is dealing with the consequences of roof leaks. For businesses that rely on continuous operation, commercial roof installation or repairs can cause some level of disruption. In such situations, a property owner might decide to wait for the right time, instead of temporarily halting operations and having the leak addressed as soon as possible. Doing the latter can cause the following.
Roof leaks can cause a lot of damage, especially to the floors that are located immediately under the roof. In addition to the water damage to ceiling tiles, carpet and furniture, it also places thousands of dollars worth of computers and server equipment at risk. Leaks can also increase indoor humidity levels despite the dehumidifying capabilities of air conditioners. This can result in clammy, uncomfortable work environments and could encourage mold and mildew growth.
Severe roof leaks can require extensive roofing repair work. As given in our earlier example, the choice may come down to compensating your tenants from potential loss while you wait one or two weeks to schedule roof repairs or treating this as an emergency and halt operations as your trusted roofing contractors conduct emergency repairs. You have to consider that risking a day’s worth of revenue is worth more than losing your tenant’s confidence over the long term.
If your business involves running a warehouse, storage or anything that involves storing products unattended for a significant amount of time, you may be risking losing these products to water damage. Again, it also carries the potential of damage from secondary sources, such as mold and mildew, or unwanted indoor humidity. Along with the products, unaddressed leaks can lead to damage to the walls and ceiling, and could incur further repair costs.
Addressing commercial roofing leaks as soon as possible can help prevent such problems. To learn more about our commercial and residential roofing service, call Exterior Building Solutions today at (314) 729-7663. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule a free, no obligation estimate. We serve St. Louis, MO, and surrounding areas.