It’s not always easy to know when your commercial roof needs to be replaced – especially if you don’t know it’s age or aren’t familiar with the type of roofing system that you have. There are some telltale signs to look for that will let you know if your commercial roof is nearing the end of its lifespan.
Interior leaks and water stains
If you are experiencing leaking inside of your building or notice water stains appearing on your ceiling or walls, you most likely have a roof leak. While a roof leak in and of itself doesn’t mean that your entire roof needs to be replaced, it may be an early warning sign of more trouble coming down the road.
In this situation it is always advisable to call in a professional commercial roofing contractor like Texas Traditions Roofing to evaluate the leak and determine if it is a candidate for repair. Our experts can also estimate the remaining lifespan of your commercial roof.
Bubbling or blistering
Bubbles or blisters on the roof’s surface is evidence that your roof is deteriorating and will soon be at risk of water intrusion. Roofs must withstand all kinds of severe weather conditions including extreme heat and hail. After years of providing protection for your building, it’s only natural for the roofing system to be worn down over time and need to be replaced.
Again, we advise calling in an experienced and certified roofing professional to evaluate the condition and make recommendations for the best course of action.
Age of the roof
If you know the age of your roof, that can be helpful in determining if it is nearing the end of its useful lifespan. Most commercial roofing systems last on average 25 – 30 years. There are cases where some last longer and some cases where they don’t last nearly as long. It all depends on the climate and the weather extremes that the roof has been subject to.
Scheduling a roof assessment and evaluation can help you determine the true condition of the roof and the estimated remaining years of service life.
Rising heating and cooling costs
A high-performing commercial roof can help keep energy costs in check. If you see a sudden increase in your heating or cooling costs, this could mean there is an issue with your roof. It might be wet, underperforming insulation or areas where flashing has loosened to allow warm or cold air to enter the building. If air is penetrating the building, you can bet that water won’t be too far behind it.
At Texas Traditions Roofing, our trusted roof advisors are commercial roofing experts. Our team can evaluate your roof, make recommendations for repair or replacement, and connect you with an ongoing maintenance program that ensure your roof will achieve its maximum lifespan. Contact us today!