Post by Feb 1, 2021 11:00:00 PM · 1 min read

Common Types of Damage to Commercial Roofs

Protecting your commercial roof is imperative to your business. If your roof becomes damaged in any kind of way, it could lead to leaks. If you have leaks in your business, this could cause damage not only to your building, but any items you sell. There are several different things that will cause damage to your commercial roof.

Pooling Water

When you have a flat roof, pooling water can form every time it rains or snows. This pooling water can eventually rot your roof, which will cause damage and lead to leaks.

Water Leaks

Over time, your roofing material may break down to general wear and tear, or something may have happened to damage the roof. When the water leaks start to happen, this can pose a risk for damage to your building and can even put your employees and customers at risk if there is mold growth.

Tar and Gravel Damage

If you have gravel and tar on your commercial roof, it can be damaged due to severe weather, including wind. This can lead to your roof being damaged to the point of where you will need a complete roof replacement.

Ice Dams

When an ice dam forms, it can prevent snow and ice from melting. This can cause the snow and ice to sit on your roof for several days until the temperature warms up enough. This can cause severe damage to your roof, especially the longer that it sits.


Unfortunately, even commercial roofs can be damaged by animals. Animals like birds, squirrels, and even rats can quickly damage a roof. They may chew and scratch on it, causing loosened roof materials, which can lead to leaks.

If your commercial roof has suffered from any of the above-listed damage, please give us a call today. It is important to get your roof fixed as soon as possible. If you wait too long, the damage could be severe and cost you more than you thought it would.