Roof Blow-Offs: Can You Fix Your Office Building's Roof?

If you find shingles on the grounds encircling your office building, contact a commercial roofing contractor today. You could have a roof blow-off problem to repair soon. A blow-off exposes your roof and building to a host of things, including rainwater damage, insects, and even heat loss. Learn more about roof blow-offs and how a commercial roofing contractor can help you below.

Why Do Shingles Blow Off Your Roof?

When shingles fall off your roof during the year, contractors refer to them as blow-offs. Most roof blow-offs occur immediately after a large hurricane, tornado, or thunderstorm. However, shingles can also blow off your roof if currents of air or high winds lift them from the roof's surface. The currents of air or high winds create a powerful suction action that slowly pulls the shingles from your roof. Eventually, the shingles fall or blow off your roof.   

Roof blow-offs require immediate repairs. Shingles protect the entire surface of your building's roof from moisture, heat, and other issues. If your roof doesn't contain enough shingles on it, the structure can slowly degrade and possibly fail.

A commercial roofing contractor can evaluate and repair your roof for you. 

How Keep Shingles From Blowing Off Your Roof?

The first thing a commercial roofing contractor may do is locate the source or sources of the blow-offs. Most blow-offs occur on the sides of a roof. If the sides of your roof contain loose or damaged shingles, a contractor can take action to repair them. A roofer may only need to patch the sides of your roof to repair it. 

If a contractor determines the problem lies in your entire roof, they may offer or recommend you replace it as soon as you financially or possibly can. A bad commercial roof isn't something you want to have on your building, especially if your area experiences regular storms or high winds. If air currents or high winds pass over your roof in the future, they may cause extensive damage to it. 

You may want to replace your roof with a weather-resistant roofing system. Weather-resistant roofing systems, such as a rubber roof membrane, may resist uplift during the year. The systems typically come in large rubber sheets that contractors adhere directly to the roof's surface or over other roofing materials. The membrane makes the surface of the roof appear smooth and streamlined. A contractor can discuss their roofing systems with you during the inspection of your roof.

For more information, contact a company like JCB Roofing / HHI, SC.