Roof leaks present different challenges for business owners. Once they occur, they can lead to significant property damages especially if you keep ignoring the need for repairs.
Still, tracking down the leak is often the hard part. Even over a short period, small leaks left untreated may lead to costly repairs, greatly affecting your business.
Here are some common causes of leaky roofs.
Roof wear and tear
Time inevitably breaks down all things and your roof is no different. As your roof ages, its shingles may start to crack and curl. From there, water can seep through the cracks and enter your property. If your roof is starting to show its age in some spots, be mindful that replacing some shingles can be costlier than having an entire commercial roof replacement.
Your gutter’s purpose is to collect rain runoff and divert it down your drains. If your gutters collect water instead of dispose of it, water may flow sideways, entering your roof shingles. This generates moisture, which may bring about leaks and mold. Be sure that your gutters are free from leaves and other debris to ensure proper runoff flow.
Small property problems can have a bigger impact if you let negligence get in the way. Whether it’s a small leak or a missing roof shingle, minor issues can bring huge headaches if you hesitate to repair them.