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3 Tips for Preventing Leaks in Commercial Roofs

Roof leaks are a surefire source of headaches for any property owner or manager. Left to worsen long enough, they don’t only result in unsightly damage but can also promote mold growth, posing health risks to building tenants. Fortunately, it’s possible to prevent leaks on commercial roofing systems.

Here are some tips to help you get started:

1. Ensure Your Proper Roof Drainage

Whether you have sloped or flat roofing, you need to make sure your commercial roof is draining properly. This will ensure your roofing system completely dries after it rains, preventing excessive moisture exposure that can lead to premature deterioration.

2. Keep Flashing in Good Condition

Usually made of metal, flashing is designed to seal joints and protrusions in roofing material, eliminating gaps through which moisture can enter. Like other roofing components, flashing will deteriorate over time, so replacing it when needed will ensure your roof stays watertight. This will keep roof leaks at bay, negating the need to talk to a roof insurance claims specialist.

3. Schedule Regular Inspections

A great deal of preventing leaks in commercial roofs has to do with catching problems before they worsen or even develop, and the only way to do that is to keep a constant eye on your roofing system. With a regular inspection, you’ll be able to stay on top of your roof’s condition no matter the season. 

All American Roofing is the commercial and residential roofing expert to trust for all your exterior improvement needs. With decades of experience under our belt, we are confident we have what it takes to provide you with what you’re looking for exactly. To learn more about what we can do for you, simply give us a call at (918) 583-0100 or fill out our contact form. Request a FREE consultation today! We serve Edmond, Norman and OKC, as well as the surrounding OK communities.