San Francisco Bay Area Commercial Roofing Advice

For many business owners, roofs don’t come to mind until a problem like a leak comes up. However, business owners should look at the roof(s) of their property as an investment. Roofs protect businesses, and in turn, roofs are well worth protecting themselves. This article gives an overview of three of the most common problems business owners should be aware of, as dealing with them in a timely fashion can greatly extend a roof’s usable life.

Bituminous Roof Maintenance

Many buildings use bituminous roofs, which are based on asphalt. One common problem to look out for with these roofs can occur with the metal that is usually wedged between the roofing plies and stripping plies. Over time, the metal will expand and contract, which can create cracks in the stripping plies.

One option is to hire a Bay Area commercial roofing company to tackle this problem. If you want to attempt it on your own, you’ll need a knife or other scraping implement, woven glass mesh (4 to 8 inches in width), and asphalt mastic.

Flashing Problems
Oakland commercial roofing repair also deals with flashing from time to time. At terminations and transitions, flashings direct water away from the membranes. Flashings may slump in hot weather, calling for varying degrees of repair depending on the extent of the slumping.

Another potential problem is wrinkling of the base flashing—that is, the flashing at the connection of the wall and roof. In time, these wrinkles will tear and cause leaks, so repairing them is important.

A third problem comes from blisters, which form in a roof’s membrane. Not all blisters call for repair, though. For example, blisters with breaks and cracking are more likely to need repairs. The same goes if the roof is showing signs of surfacing loss. Membrane blisters in high-traffic areas, such as the part of the roof surrounding solar panels, also call for attention.

Our Bay Area Roofing Contractors Are Here to Help

If you’re not sure whether or not your roof’s blisters need attention, a Bay Area commercial roof repair company can provide advice. If you are in need of a new roof for your building, contact Ben’s Roofing so we can help you find the best solution for you.