It’s important to realize that even the smallest leak can be a sign of big trouble. Sometimes the first thing that reminds you it’s past time for a roof inspection is when you notice a small leak or water stain on the ceiling. Similarly, if your building has an unexplained odor inside, it could be mold growing which may indicate a roof leak.
What to look for: Visual Clues
- Prolonged standing weather or “ponding” on the roof can lead to premature aging and deterioration of the roof whch can lead to leaks.
- Blisters on the roof may indicate trapped moisture within the roof which can lead to leaks, reduce the lifespan of the roof & reduce the overall performance of the roof & it’s effectiveness against uplift in a windstorm. Gases escaping from the insulation board can also be a cause of blisters on your roof but consult with a professional in either case if you see blisters.
- Roof flashing are the strips of metal installed around the perimeter of the roof edge where the roof meets the wall and rooftop equipment such as air conditioner units. The purpose of flashing is to deflect water away from any seams & joints on the roof. A flashing does have the potential for failure during high wind events and when ponding water and an entrance point for water and mold to enter.
So when was the last time you had the roof at your business inspected? Did you have any leaking after the heavy snow fall two weeks ago? Just because the snow has melted and it’s relatively dry now doesn’t mean the problem went away. What it does mean, is that now is a good time to call Midwest Service Group and schedule a comprehensive roof inspection. The experience that Midwest Service Group has in Mold Remediation for over 25 years will also be helpful should your roofing problem require mold removal. For all of your roofing, asbestos abatement fireproofing, mold remediation,, mechanical insulation, demolition, emergency response and hazardous waste removal needs- put our 25 year of experience to work on your project by calling 636-926-7800.