Storm Aftermath: Assessing and Repairing Weather Damage on Commercial Roofs

As we experienced with last night’s storms that swept through central Ohio, storms can wreak havoc on commercial roofs, causing considerable damage that can be costly to repair.

In the aftermath of a storm, it’s crucial to promptly assess the damage and initiate repairs to prevent further deterioration. This article will guide you through assessing and repairing weather damage on commercial roofs.

Assessing the Damage

Start with a visual inspection of the roof. Look for obvious signs of damage such as missing or damaged areas, punctures, or dents in the roofing material. Also, check for debris that may have been blown onto the roof during the storm.

Professional Inspection

While a visual inspection can reveal obvious damage, some issues may not be visible to the untrained eye. It’s advisable to hire a professional roofing contractor to perform a thorough inspection. They can identify less obvious problems such as water infiltration or structural damage.

Repairing the Damage

  • Minor Repairs: Minor damage like small leaks can often be repaired quickly and inexpensively. It’s essential to address these issues promptly to prevent them from escalating into more significant problems.
  • Major Repairs: Major damage such as large leaks, structural damage, or extensive material loss may require more substantial repairs or even a full roof replacement. In such cases, it’s crucial to work with a reputable roofing contractor who can provide a detailed repair plan and estimate.

Preventive Measures

Prevention is always better than cure. Regular maintenance and inspections can help identify potential issues before they turn into major problems. Consider implementing a routine maintenance plan to keep your commercial roof in good condition and extend its lifespan.

Dealing with storm damage can be overwhelming, but taking prompt action can help minimize the impact on your commercial property. By assessing the damage and making necessary repairs, you can ensure the longevity of your commercial roof and protect your investment.

Remember, when in doubt, always consult with a professional roofing contractor. They have the knowledge and experience to guide you through the process and ensure your roof is repaired correctly and safely.

Contact ASI to schedule routine maintenance or to assess or repair roof damage.