ROOF LEAK REPAIRS
Serving New Mexico Building Owners For Over A Decade
Avoid Extensive Damage
Identifying & Repairing Commercial Roof Leaks Is Our Specialty
If a leaking roof is left unaddressed, leaks can cause extensive damage. Leaks are often unexpected and always inconvenient, but with a quality professional commercial roofing company, quick repairs can usually make short work of a bad situation. The key to finding fast and trusted roof leak repairs is to partner with an expert team like RoofCARE.
What to Look For
Causes of Commercial Leaks
Leaks in the roof can happen as the result of multiple scenarios, but the common causes are due to issues that developed over time, such as:
The waterproof layer of a roof, also known as the membrane, can allow for leaks if damaged. This can occur from everything to general wear and tear to severe weather, both of which can lead to issues with moisture saturation in places it should not be.
Most people don’t think of commercial roofs as having drainage issues, but they will if the scuppers, downspouts, or drains are not clear. This allows water to pool and puts undue weight and pressure on the roofing system that could give way to leaks and result in water damage.
In jointed areas where metal flashings exist such as skylights and roof edges, there can be effects from weather that cause the roof to expand. This in turn may create enough of an opening for a leak to occur.
Although not as common, severe weather occurrences such as monsoons or strong wind events can also cause roofing problems that requires a more immediate repair.
One-Year Workmanship Guarantee
RoofCARE Leak Repair Promise
Our team of roofing experts is committed to addressing roof leak repairs as quickly as possible to limit the damage. We stand behind our roof leak repair work with a one-year Workmanship Guarantee.
We also have a Rapid Response Team to help with emergencies. This program is designed to respond to a commercial building leak within twenty-four hours of notification. Each truck is equipped with critical emergency repair gear and tools and ready to get to work. It may be possible in some cases for contracted leak-critical facilities in the healthcare or food industries to have faster guaranteed response times.
Regardless of the type of facility, the National Roofing Contractors Association’s repair guidelines require some repairs must be delayed until the weather has improved for it to be safe for our professionals to work on the roof.
Going Beyond a Leak Repair
Roof Leak Repairs & Trapped Moisture
Moisture that is trapped in the roof can be extremely harmful to the integrity of the roof as well as the building’s interior as it can breed harmful mold growth. At RoofCARE we use three primary methods of roof leak detection technology:
This method involves collecting small samples of the roof to be evaluated by an independent lab to check for moisture content, tensile strength, and physical properties.
This modern technology is used to clearly identify the presence of trapped moisture.
Tramex Moisture Scanners
These scanners are instrumental in tracing the origin of a roof leak to find the source of unwanted moisture.
The presence of trapped moisture in the roof itself typically requires that negatively impacted areas be removed and repaired. This is essential for a commercial roof to be eligible for roof renovations. If the amount of trapped moisture in the roof is too extensive and therefore disqualifies a roof for renovation, it could necessitate a complete roof replacement.
Experts in Multiple Fields
Advantages to Working With Full-Service Company
Roof leaks needing repair can be associated with other components of roofing such as skylights or even roof ladder installations. For this reason, it is recommended to select a professional roofing contractor that has experts in related fields such as:
- Roof access ladder installations. A roof ladder facilitates easy access for facility managers, HVAC technicians, and even roofing crews. These installations are also designed to increase safety in getting on and off a roof.
- Skylight renovations. Part of our skylight services includes inspecting the structure and helping to keep it leak-free.