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Strategies for Different Levels of Commercial Roof Damage

While your commercial roofing system is designed for long-term performance, it’s not exempt to damage. Different weather conditions can cause harm to your system in different ways. Extreme sunlight, for example, can cause blisters on the membranes while impact damage from wind-blown debris can dent, crack or puncture the roof surface. There are also high wind speeds, which can peel off or wear down the system, and let’s not forget rainstorms, which can leave your roof vulnerable to water infiltration over time.

But the fact is that commercial roof damage is not consistent. There are levels to it. In some cases, the damage leaves the system with a minor leak while, with others, the damage turns out to be alarmingly serious. And each damage level has an appropriate strategy for its mitigation.

Roof Repairs for Minor Roof Damage

You don’t skip to a replacement when your roof has sustained only slight damage. The first solution to go for is repairs, which offers a fast and cost-effective way to maintain your roof’s performance and extend its service life. Just how extensive the repair should be is generally dependent on the extent of roof insulation. When a commercial roof has a high degree of insulation and thermal efficiency, it is typically simpler to repair. Here are some of the things that may warrant repair work:

  • Small cracks, punctures or dents

  • Water infiltration due to standing water

  • Gaps in the seams

  • Damage to the roof flashing

But there are also instances where the actual reason for the roofing problem is incorrectly identified, resulting in pointless, multiple repairs. To prevent this, make sure to hire an experienced commercial roof replacement and repair contractor like A1 Quality Roofing, Inc. Our professional team won’t miss anything as they conduct a comprehensive inspection of your system. By accurately determining the root of the problem, we can give your commercial roof the appropriate repair solution it needs.

Re-Cover for Average Roof Damage

This particular solution offers a way to mitigate roof damage without resorting to replacement - at least not yet. Re-covering involves placing a new layer of roofing membrane over the damaged ones to prolong the life of the system. The process doesn’t involve the removal and disposal of the old or damaged roofing system, so it’s also more cost-effective. Because of this, re-cover has become a viable option for property managers looking to delay a complete replacement due to financial constraints. But before starting work on a re-cover, make sure any roofing issues have already been addressed.

Replacement for Major Roof Damage

In cases where the damage is serious enough that one-time repair or re-covering just doesn't work anymore, the best thing you can do is plan a complete roof replacement. And just in time, too! At this point, the damage sustained by your commercial roof may have already caused a fair number of problems in your commercial property. Water damage to interiors resulting from leaks, mold growth and rot, and significant energy loss - these are only a few examples.

A complete replacement is the strategic solution to commercial roof damage when:

  • The roofing material has already deteriorated to the point where the substrate has become exposed to the elements,

  • The attachment of the roofing system can no longer provide resistance against wind uplift or flame spread.

  • The underlying deck of the commercial roof has degraded due to moisture damage.

Recoating as Additional Protection Against Roof Damage

While this strategy doesn’t mitigate commercial roof damage directly, it does prevent it from worsening. Simply put, recoating is an additional measure that protects your system against leaks, helps maintain its energy performance (if the coating is reflective) and improves its aesthetic appeal. Recoating is best done following a commercial roof installation - or after repair work - as part of its preventive maintenance.

Why You Should Work With Us

Keeping a healthy and long-lasting commercial roof is a year-round task for property managers. But you don’t have to go about it alone. You’ll find that working with trusted roofing contractors, who would know the appropriate strategy for dealing with commercial roof damage, is the ideal choice. And for both homeowners and property managers in Los Angeles County, there’s one name that stands out: A1 Quality Roofing, Inc. Here’s why you should choose us for your commercial roofing needs:

  • Qualified: A1 Quality Roofing, Inc. has you covered throughout your roofing project. We are fully licensed, bonded and insured. All of our team members also carry the necessary workers’ compensation and liability coverage. And because we are a locally operated company, we are already familiar with the building regulations specific to the area, meaning any work done on your commercial roof will always be up to code.

  • Experienced: Since 1991, A1 Quality Roofing, Inc. has provided property managers in Southern California with top-tier solutions to all their commercial roofing needs. No job is too big or too small for us. Whether it involves roof repair, installation or maintenance, we’ll give your project the full attention it deserves. In fact, we always make sure everything is done perfectly right the first time.

  • Good reviews: Most of our business comes from referrals, and those who have worked with us are happy with the results. Our own brand of customer-centric service and exceptional workmanship has earned us good reviews on Google My Business and Facebook. A1 Quality Roofing, Inc. also maintains an A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau because we make sure that our clients are provided a positive and enjoyable experience, from the initial evaluation to the post-project walkthrough.

  • Certified: A1 Quality Roofing, Inc. represents some of the most trusted industry names in North America. This allows you access to some of the highest quality roofing products available in today’s market. Not only that, you’ll also benefit from their extensive warranty coverage, adding an extra layer of protection to your investment.

Schedule Your Commercial Roof Evaluation

A1 Quality Roofing, Inc. is one of the area’s most trusted roofing contractors - and with good reason. Choosing us means working with a credentialed and experienced professional whose primary aim is your complete satisfaction. We proudly serve Corona and all the areas in Southern California. Call us now at (951) 877-4406, or fill out this contact form to schedule your roof consultation. We look forward to hearing from you!

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