While it's always best to try to avoid damage to any building by discovering and repairing the commercial roofing system before a leak occurs, leaks are most often discovered when they cause a ceiling discoloration or appear as a clear dripping problem. Once a building owner or facilities manager discovers a roof problem, it's a short decision process to call a commercial roof contractor with experience in roof repair. One of the most common methods of repairing a commercial roofing system is the 3-course roof repair.
An Overview of 3-Course Roof Repair
The standard method of repair to a commercial roof commonly known as the 3-course repair involves, as you might expect, three steps (after ensuring the area to be repaired is clean of debris):
Applying a thin layer of asphalt roof cement called 'wet patch' to the area to be repaired, making sure that the applied material extends several inches beyond the area that needs repair.
Applying reinforcement webbing to reinforce the repair - again, ensuring the webbing is properly placed within the wet patch.
Applying a second thin layer of wet patch on top of the reinforcement webbing.
Of course, where there's one leak, it's likely that there are more. So, while you are repairing the roof it's best to do a full review of the status of your commercial roofing systems to fix all the problems at once and prevent further damage to the building.
Commercial Roofing System Repairs
Once your commercial roofing system is installed, it's not a place-it-and-forget-it scenario. One of the most overlooked systems in any commercial building is the roofing system. Roofs are like cars - properly maintained cars run consistently and efficiently for many years.
The benefits of maintaining your commercial roofing systems include:
Consistent protection of the building's contents and occupants
Improved financial planning by controlling costly roof replacements
Better protection for your roof's warranty or guarantee
Maximization of your commercial roofing system's life expectancy
Many building owners don't understand that a properly maintained commercial roofing system means fewer repairs and reduced costs in roof replacements. Working with a qualified commercial roofing company can help a building owner stay on top of the condition of their commercial roofing system and protect their roofing investment
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