Both are important: if you’re running a business, you want to keep your goods and equipment safe and dry, in much the same way that a resident wants to keep the belongings in their home safe and dry. But there’s a question of scale and durability.
Generally speaking, a commercial enterprise is probably going to need bigger, more durable roofs, when compared to residential homes. This means that the repairs a business needs will be different than residential repairs.
Below, we’ll let you know what you need to do if your business’s roofing has suffered storm damage.
What Does Commercial Roofing Damage Look Like?
The signs of commercial roofing damage vary based on the type of damage. Some of these will be obvious, such as if something broke through your roof.
Roof leaks aren’t always as obvious, though. Instead, unexplained puddles or water stains are important signs to pay attention to. In the immediate aftermath of a storm, it’s normal to have some water in the building. But if you’re noticing water more than three days after a storm? That’s more than just some water getting in during the storm; it’s a sign that you probably have a leak in your roof.
You’ll also want to pay close attention to the smell of mold, which is a sign of moisture entering the building.
How Long Can I Wait for Commercial Roofing Restoration Services?
Regardless of the damage that’s been done to your roof, you should call a professional roofing restoration company as soon as possible. Water damage can cause a whole host of problems, and you need to make sure the structure of your building hasn’t been compromised by water, mold, and so on.
Between the time your roof breaks and you’re able to get it repaired, you may be able to use a tarp to cover the damaged area. This will help secure your business from water damage while the professionals get the equipment they need to make the important structural repairs.
How Much Will It Cost to Get My Commercial Roof Repaired?
There are a lot of different factors impacting the cost of your commercial roof. Sometimes, it’s simply a minor leak. Other times, the roof may have such extensive structural problems that you need to replace the whole thing. It all depends on what the roof is made out of, how old it is, and whether the surrounding area protected the roof or partially contributed to the damage.
This isn’t even getting into insurance. It usually covers natural disasters, which means you should be covered. There may be a problem if your roof is older than its expected lifespan.
All of this means you’ll want to get a roofing inspection from professionals, who can determine the repairs that are needed. For years, Trinity Restoration and Roofing has been helping Jacksonville businesses protect their goods. To get a free inspection and quote for your commercial roofing repair needs, call us now at (904) 441-8893 or contact us online!