Roof Leaks

Roof Leaks

Do you notice water dripping from your business’s ceiling every time it rains or snows? Roof leaks are often a sign of more significant water or structural damage and require immediate attention.

Unlimited Restoration, Inc. has performed commercial roof leak repair for more than 25 years. We have extensive experience helping companies in industries such as retail, hospitality, healthcare, education and government manage water damage losses quickly and efficiently.

What Causes Commercial Roof Leaks?

A roof can leak for various reasons:

  • Age: As a roof gets older, it may develop weak spots that eventually cause leaks. A commercial roof typically lasts 15-20 years, although factors such as materials, level and frequency of maintenance and exposure to the elements can impact its life span.
  • Punctures/penetrations: Areas with holes or indentations — a rooftop HVAC unit is one example — are often prone to leaking. Proper sealing during installation is crucial when preventing this damage.
  • Membrane damage: A membrane is a waterproof layer installed underneath the roofing material. Damage to this structure can allow water and moisture to seep through the underlying insulation.
  • Poor drainage: Clogged gutters, obstructed scuppers and other factors can cause water to pool on a roof instead of draining. This standing water can eventually cause roof leaks.
  • Flashing failures: Flashings are sections of metal around roof edges and structures such as chimneys and skylights that create a watertight seal. Damaged flashings can allow water to penetrate and cause leaks.

What to Do When Your Roof Leaks

If you notice roof leaks or other signs of water damage, such as stains on walls or ceilings, you should act quickly. If water is dripping, remove furniture and other items to prevent them from getting wet. There’s also a good chance that your roof is structurally deficient in other areas, meaning you should check around the facility for other trouble spots.

Call an experienced roofing contractor like URI to assess the damage and repair the leak. Finally, contact your commercial property insurance company to notify it of the situation.

Why Contact URI?

URI has helped companies and organizations like yours get back to business after property damage occurs. We know how to fix a commercial roof leak before it causes further damage to your facility. We take proactive steps to prevent additional roof leaks in the future. Our team is trained and equipped to manage large projects while still delivering the personalized service you demand and deserve.

We can also help you prepare for roof leaks and other events with our free “We’re On It” planning program. You’ll have more peace of mind knowing you’re ready for any restoration situation.

Learn More About Our Commercial Roof Restoration Service

If you spot a roof leak at your commercial property, contact the restoration specialists at URI right away. If you have an emergency, our response hotline is available 24 hours a day at 888.327.9664.

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