Whether you’re a multi-family property manager or commercial building owner, choosing the right partner to repair and maintain your roofing system is essential. You need a competent company who is knowledgeable about all types of commercial roofing systems. What’s more, it’s vital they understand how important it is to continue with business as usual even during the repair process.
At Pacific Pride Roofing our technicians are adept at leak investigation. We can pinpoint the specific exposure in your roofing system and provide the best repair in order to maintain your warranty. We will work with you to repair the roof in a timely manner with limited interruption to your business.
Here are the 8 most common commercial roof repairs.
Punctures and holes in the roof membrane arise most often when there is debris on the roof. They can also occur when HVAC contractors install equipment. These types of perforations can be repaired with a new membrane. At Pacific Pride Roofing, we use heat welding or bonding adhesive to make the repair.
#2 Open Seams
Open seams appear when the roofing system ages. They can also occur when installation was poor. These types of repairs can be fixed by heat welding or fully adhering the membrane to patch the open seams.
#3 Ponding Water
Ponding water on commercial roofing systems most often occur when there is inadequate roof drainage. It can also happen when a roof drain is clogged. In many cases, simply unclogging the drain and removing excess debris is all that is needed. In other cases, ponding water may have caused damage and further repairs may be necessary.
#4 Clogged Drains
Clogged drains, downspouts and gutters result from excess debris on the roof. This causes the system to back up. Our technicians will remove the debris and assure your drainage system is working properly and up to standard.
#5 Bridging Walls
Bridging walls are one of the first signs of an aging roof. We also see bridging walls when the installation wasn’t done correctly in the first place. These types of defects can be repaired by cutting the base of the bridging wall allowing the membrane to relax. We then install new reinforced perimeter strips.
#6 Fastener Backout
A fastener backout occurs when water seeps into the roof membrane. The water increases the rate at which the roof expands and contracts causing the fasteners to be pushed out. To fix this problem, the fasteners need to be removed. We then check for water damage to the insulation and membrane. Next, we install new insulation and/or membrane where needed. Finally, we replace the fasteners.
#7 Declining Caulk
Declining caulk tends to occur when a roofing system begins to age. This is a very common repair on flat commercial roofs. To fix the problem, we cut out the deteriorated caulk and new sealant is installed. This can and should be done without compromising the roof membrane.
Blisters are defects in a commercial roofing system caused by air pockets in the membrane. This can be the result of improper installation among other things. We must first cut the blistered membrane to relieve the tension. Then, we can add a modified cap sheet to the area. Finally, we secure it by torch down.
The team at Pacific Pride Roofing has been expertly taking care of commercial roofing systems for more than 35 years. Give us a call today to discuss your needs. We’ll be happy to come out and provide you with a FREE estimate. Contact Pacific Pride Roofing Now!