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What Property Managers Need to Know about Commercial Roofing

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What Property Managers Need to Know about Commercial Roofing

Commercial roofing has to be professionally inspected on a regular basis. This is the roofing found on apartment communities, condominiums, business buildings and industrial facilities.

The roof is the major protection for the building. Commercial roofing is usually conventional asphalt, bitumen and synthetic materials in various shingle styles to complement the building’s architecture. Some commercial buildings may have flat roofs of asphalt and bitumen. Many commercial buildings have stylish metal roofs that are very durable but still require inspections.

Flat roofs

Rain, hail and high winds can cause damage to flat roofs. Hail stones the size of golf balls hit the Austin area on occasion. Flat roofs should be professionally inspected after one of these storms has moved through.

This is not a do-it-yourself inspection. A flat roof requires access by a roofing contractor with the necessary safety equipment. Quality Roofing in Austin has trained professionals who know how to access flat roofs and inspect them for damage.

A flat roof can have ponds from rain and melted hail if the runoff is not good. The water ponds cause pressure on the roof that can lead to leaks as the water seeps into the underlaying structure. This problem often requires draining and repairs to the rain gutter system.

Peaked roof

Only professional roof inspectors should try to access a peaked roof regardless of its design. Special shoes and safety equipment are required for a safe inspection and repairs.

Hailstones can ruin granules in the shingle material. The shingles can curl up on the edges or be ripped off in high winds. The repairs may be easy to make and they will prolong the life of the roof.

Condominium associations usually have funds for roof repairs. They want to extend the life of their roof as long as possible. At Quality Roofing, we are always to happy to work with property managers and condo associations with regular inspections and maintenance. We also work with property management companies that maintain apartment buildings and commercial or industrial building parks.

Careful inspections and repairs will extend the life of commercial roofing materials on all types of buildings. We are available for emergency repairs on residential and commercial buildings and we can assist you with insurance claims. We received the Super Service Award from Angie’s List for 2015. Contact us at Quality Roofing in Austin for information on how we can help you with your commercial roof!

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