Signs of hail damage can be very obvious, or very difficult to spot sometimes. It takes a professional eye to recognize these signs on your roof. Commercial property owners are oftentimes surprised by how much damage comes from a brief storm.
However, ignoring the damage can lead to more costs and a bigger headache for you down the road.
In this video, Matt will go over signs to help you discover any roof hail damage done to your commercial roof.
Hey guys this is Matt with Trinity Roofing and Restoration.
One of the easiest ways to tell if your property has sustained hail damage is by looking at the HVAC coils.
With all these coils here you can see all the little dents and divots that are tell-tale signs of hail damage. With all these coils here, you can see all the little dents and divots, that are tell-tale signs of hail damage. We can start looking at the rest of the membrane to see if he was dented, bruised spider, or otherwise broken from hail.
This looks like it’s pretty small hail, judging by the discoloration probably been here a while.
Maybe the roof has been replaced since this hail, and the unit hasn’t. But will start looking at that, noticing all the way around on the gutters, scuppers all the flashings as well.
Signs of hail damage on flashing
Signs of Hail damage on TPO or Membrane
Hail Damage to AC unit
Signs of Hail Damage on Your HVAC Unit.
But a big easy way to tell is by looking at your HVAC unit. So if your HVAC unit or, your HVAC tech ever says your unit needs to be re-coil because of hail. You probably need to have us out to look at the rest of the roof and make sure there are no more damaging effects on the roof itself.
This is another one of the items were going to look at while doing your commercial inspection on your TPO or modified membrane or any other kind of membrane on your commercial property will come out and take a look at that as well.
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During a commercial roof inspection, debris on the floor is very common and can cause severe damage to your roof.
Hey guys Matt with Trinity Roofing and Restoration here.
One of the other items were going to check out on your commercial property it’s HVAC units and the other bigger penetrations.
A lot of times we find things that are leftover, pieces of wire, screws, whatever. We found a few things just walking around this unit.
All these screws probably went into this unit at one point in time. Someone just left it up here after they did some maintenance. So we pick it up to make sure no one is going to step on it, grind them into the TPO, and in this case modified membrane and start causing holes and leaks through the commercial roof.
Inspecting Your Commercial Roof for Debris
We walk around and get those things and we also check to make sure there are no water sources that are just going to consistently drip on your roof. All these pipes that should be connected and running out the drains and scuppers sometimes get loose.
As you can tell, most of the time they’re not glued, so we just got to figure out where they’re at, and this one just slides it back on here and hope that it stays.
Consistent Drip on roof
Debris on the floor
Commercial Roof Inspection
We would Just keep maintaining that each and every time we come up here for a maintenance routine.
We’re going to look for screws, fasters, anything else around here, or any debris on your commercial roof.
Also, make sure none of the modified membranes could become loose or punctured. We’re going to look at all your drip lines and make sure everything is tightened up and maintained the way it should be, so you’re not having consistent water dripping on your commercial roof.
Hi Everyone is Matt with Trinity Roofing and Restoration, talking again about parapet walls during an inspection.
It is not bad, but it’s kind of best practice to have that role come all the way up instead of creating additional seams if it’s not necessary. Sometimes, people will go all the way up on one roll and come down with the second roll. That could be what’s done here, we’re not sure and we’re not going to open it up to find out.
However, we’d like to see it continues as much as possible, so there are fewer seams on the route and fewer possibilities for leaks.
Again, we’ve got some rusted fasteners here, and you can see some of the sealant and caulking is starting to dry out.
Properly Sealing Parapet Walls on a Commercial Building
One of the biggest tell-tale signs that this is already leaking or has been leaking is all the mold and mildew growth on the wall. Generally, on a wall the water is going to rundown is not going to stay, but it’s consistently and constantly dripping from a faster that’s leaking or from a seal that’s leaking up here, you’re going to see this molding move in here.
So, all along this sidewalk here, we’ve been a lot of this mold and mildew on the wall, consistent with signs that this parapet wall is not sealed up properly.
Parapet Wall Roll
Parapet Wall Leaks
Parapet Wall Seams
If you guys have a wall that is not sealed up, maybe got some leaks coming in or your tenant or the rest of your building Give us a call, have us come out and look at it. We provide Robust and reliable commercial roofing services.
Matt Trinity Roofing and Restoration.
Types of Parapet Walls
A parapet wall is an extension of the wall at the edge of a roof to form a barrier. Usually, parapet walls can be classified based on appearance. Some of those types are:
Commercial roofing parapet walls are a barrier that is an extension of the wall at the edge of a roof, terrace, balcony, walkway, or other structure.
In this video, Matt explains some of the things that we inspect when we perform a commercial roof inspection. Regardless of the existing roof materials in your commercial building, the experts of Trinity Roofing and Restoration can help identify problems, and repair your roof in no time.
Hey guys Matt with Trinity roofing and Restoration here.
One of the first things we’re going to check on the commercial roofing properties is the parapet walls, and the flashing on those walls.
Here, we’ve got some walls that are starting to separate. As you can see, the fasters are all the way tucked in and there is no sealant or rubber on this faster anymore, it’s already gone. And also, the ceiling here on these connection points is already started to fail.
Parapet Walls Flashing
Parapet Walls fasteners
Parapet Wall Separation
You can tell by the discoloration there’s been a lot of standing water on here, so we want to definitely make sure that these seams are sealed, the fasteners are sealed and there’s no way for the water to seep down these walls.
That’s one of the first things we’re going to look at these parapet walls, the seams on the metal and the seams here going up the walls. Whether it’s modified or TPO or whatever else, we want to look at your walls all the way around your commercial property.
Hi, everyone Matt with Trinity Roofing Restoration here.
One of the other things we’re going to look at is prior repairs.
If anybody else has been up on your roof doing other repairs, we want to make sure that they’re still in good order, and most importantly still working and functioning.
Here It looks like probably some water is coming off this brick wall, probably getting in behind the membrane here and of the modified and going down into the tenant area below. It doesn’t look pretty but it has done its job.
What we are more concerned with is places where the modified is no longer sticky.
So, when we see that brings us cause for concern, therefore we’re going to look at it a little further.
We will see if there’s anything we need to do, and see if it needs to be touched up, see if maybe it’s come off up here, or maybe there’s water behind it.
A lot of the time on the rest of the roof, If it’s coming up, it’s sure signs of moisture penetration and we want to solve that issue.
We don’t have to be the first roofer on your roof, but will probably be the last. That way it’s done and resolved for you, and you’re not going to have to call anybody else.
But if you guys have prior commercial roof repairs that maybe aren’t working in, or the solution isn’t sticking then give us a call!
We’ll put it in our maintenance program and come out to take a look during our initial scope and figure out what’s going on for you.
Matt with Trinity Roofing and Restoration.
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