Prevent damage to your Seattle property with commercial roof leak detection services from ROOFCORP of America.
Are you curious about roof leak detection services and wondering if it’s worth scheduling one for your commercial property? Is your commercial roof leaking and you’re looking to have it repaired? You need a professional to perform an inspection and find the leak. Truth be told, leak detection services are one of the most critical inspection services you could ever schedule for your Seattle property.
Leaks are serious, but they’re also quite common, especially on commercial flat roofs. According to data from the National Roofing Contractors Association, up to 40% of flat roofs end up with a serious leak within the first year after being installed. While some of those leaks could have been caused by a poor installation job, sometimes leaks just happen. Either way, leaks are bad news.
With the exception of major roof damage, major water leaks don’t start out large. Most begin small and grow larger over time. When undetected for an extended period of time, even small leaks can cause serious water damage to your property, especially when you have a flat roof.
The best way to avoid this problem is to get a yearly roof inspection focused on identifying and fixing leaks. There are two main reasons to get leak detection services: to save money and protect your investment. Fixing water damage caused by an undetected leak is more expensive than repairing a roof leak right away.
It won’t cost much to fix a leak in your roof. What costs big money is fixing the damage caused by leaks that aren’t addressed right away. Some typical damage might include:
- Damaged paint (paint will get darker)
- Damaged plaster on nearby walls (plaster will bubble)
- Damage to ceiling-mounted fans and lights
- Damage to rafters
- Damage to ceiling joists and wall framing
Damage to fascia boards and exterior trim
All of these issues will be costly to fix in addition to the original leak. However, water damage can also compromise the structural integrity of your building. Chronic leaks in your roof will eventually cause the roof framing to weaken and rot. The last thing you want is to have to remove the entire roof for repair, or completely rebuild wood framing. These are both expensive jobs that can be avoided with an annual maintenance program that includes regular leak detection.
You bought your commercial properties to generate a profit, but expensive repairs to fix water damage will cut into your profits. Regular roof leak inspections will help you protect your investment.
Reach out to ROOFCORP of America—we’ll find and fix leaks to keep you dry.
Whether you know you have a leak or just want to perform preventive maintenance, we’ll find and fix any leaks in your roof. We use efficient non-invasive leak detection methods to uncover leaks no matter where they originate.
Once we find the source of your leak, we’ll use the finest commercial roofing materials to fix the problem. If you’re on a budget, we’ll find the most cost-effective solution to meet your needs. We specialize in flat roof leak detection so you can rest assured we’ll find the source of the problem. Contact ROOFCORP of America today to get a free estimate and see how we can help you protect your business.
Much of the time, the source of a leak is difficult to trace visually. Even when you spot a leak inside the building, it’s not likely that the leak originated from that area. Water can travel for a long distance before becoming visible inside your building. Since a visual assessment isn’t enough to find unknown leaks in the roof or the source of a known leak, professionals use many different non-invasive tools during a roof leak inspection:
- Thermal imaging: This technique scans your building to identify wet insulation, which is an indication that your roof is compromised.
- Electronic scanning: This technique uses the simplicity of completing an electrical circuit to locate moisture. One lead is connected to your roof while the other is connected to a device that gets pushed across the surface of your roof. Moisture will complete the electrical circuit, which will show where there is a breach in the roof’s membrane.
- Electric field mapping: This is a highly accurate approach to finding leaks using low voltage and has been around since the 1990s. Unlike some other methods, this method can be used on green roofing systems.
One leak in your roof can cause extensive damage over time. While it’s possible to repair the damage, it will take a huge chunk out of your profits. The best way to avoid expensive repairs is with preventive maintenance, which involves getting a yearly leak inspection.
The only way to stop leaks before they become a major issue is to get regular roof inspections. It’s recommended to get inspections at least once a year, especially when you have a flat roof where water is more likely to pool. Regular roof leak inspections are the key to your peace of mind and the best way to preserve your commercial Seattle investment.
No matter what style roof you have, contact ROOFCORP of America today for a free estimate. During our roof leak inspection, we’ll use efficient non-invasive leak detection methods to uncover leaks no matter where they originate. Once discovered, we’ll document each leak and come up with the best solution for repair.
If you’re on a budget, we’ll find the most cost-effective solution to meet your needs using only the finest commercial roofing materials to fix the problem. Don’t let a leaky roof lead to further damage and unnecessary expensive repairs. Contact ROOFCORP of America today for a free estimate and see how we can help you protect your investment.