Leaking Roof Repairs

Roof Leak Repair Houston

Roof leaks? Wait a minute! Roof leaks aren’t supposed to happen! But the fact is they do. Especially in the Houston TX area with all the violent weather we have. Many times when a roof leaks, repairs aren’t always performed as quickly and expeditiously as you’d like. There could be several reasons for this. The roof leaks may be inaccessible. The roof leak repairs may be cost-prohibitive. Perhaps the last time you had a roof leak, repairs were somewhat less than the quality of work you expected. Maybe an estimator told you that in the case of your roof leaks, repairs would be a long and lengthy procedure. In this case, it’s probably a good idea to get more than one roof repair estimate.

It Usually Comes as a Surprise

When a roof leaks, repairs are seldom the first thing on the mind of a conscientious owner, manager or maintenance technician. Their priorities are safety, prevention of equipment damage, lost productivity employee and customer safety. Will there be a wet, slippery floor? Will the leak affect sensitive electronic equipment that may result in thousands of dollars in equipment costs? Will a roof leak result in downtime and perhaps a loss of market share to a competitor?

Some Roof Leak Repairs are a Challenge

With many manufacturing facilities and warehouses, the roof is supported by a truss system and the underside is exposed to the interior of the building. When this type of roof leaks, repairs may become more lengthy and challenging. You need a quick fix, to prevent expensive equipment, and materials from being ruined.

Office Roof Leak

Roof leaks in offices We’ve all seen it. You walk into a beautiful (okay, sometimes not so beautiful) office, look up, and UGH!—there’s this huge, unsightly water-stain on one or more of the ceiling tiles. Did you know that mold spores just love to accumulate on wet ceiling tiles? It’s true. And then they like to get into the ventilation system and spread themselves all around the building. So what do you do? Change the ceiling tile? That works until the next rainfall or until a leaking overhead pipe is fixed. But then what? Your new tile begins to get stained just like the old one.

Later is Better Than Sooner

Water will come into most buildings at some point no matter your precautions, and it’s best to plan for it before it happens. Some of the following problems can be minimized by a comprehensive maintenance program, while others are no more controllable than the violent weather.

The Common Causes of Roof Leaks in Commercial Buildings:

  • Mastics and sealants which break down with continuous exposure to environmental conditions.
  • Puncture of the roof surface by dropped tools, vandalism, or installation of antennas, lightning rods, and pipes.
  • Gutters, collector boxes, and downspouts become clogged with debris restricting proper drainage of stormwater from roof surface.
  • Roof surface corrosion created trash left on the roof.
  • Reaction to air conditioner condensate or chemical washes
  • The buildup of coatings that age and crack, trapping moisture against the roof membrane.

To avoid allowing a small unrecognized roof leak to become a significant unforeseen expense, it’s a good idea to sign up for a free roofing inspection program offered by some local Houston commercial roofing contractors.