Industrial roofing contractors are often faced with rather challenging tasks due to the sheer sizes of the buildings that need to be maintained. In fact, many of the associated repairs are quite different when compared to domestic jobs. What are some common areas that are addressed and what do the tasks entail?
Problems Associated with the Weather
The average industrial roof is associated with hundreds of metres of surface area. As a result, it needs to be able to stand up to the weather throughout the year. There are several issues which can result from weather-related damage. Some examples of those associated with only minor repairs include:
Loose or missing tiles.
Replacing a small section of a tarred surface.
Addressing and rectifying leaks that might occur between joints.
Still, other situations can be much more serious. Many industrial roofs are flat and this will allow water to pool over time if the correct drainage solutions are not adopted. Pooling water can cause stresses on the underlying support structures and naturally, massive leaks may also occur as a result. In the case of very old roofs, the entire surface might need to be replaced in order to properly protect the storage space found immediately below.
Cleaning and/or Replacing Gutters and Downspouts
As mentioned in the previous section, drainage issues should never be taken lightly. This is another problematic situation on occasion; particularly when referring to very large structures. Many contractors when carrying out roof repairs in Cardiff will, therefore, deal with clogs involving downspouts and gutters. While some problems can be quickly diagnosed, other circumstances might require that a section of pipe is replaced. It is also a good idea to check for any problems at least twice each year. Small issues can therefore be resolved before a major incident takes place.
Pests can sometimes lead to trouble. Nests could cause blockages within downspouts or above a drain. Some repairs will therefore address such issues. As always, a qualified firm can diagnose any problems well in advance while simultaneously offering bespoke solutions based around the structure in question.
K.C. Smith Industrial Roofing and Cladding is pleased to offer targeted industrial roofing repairs to customers throughout Cardiff. Do you suspect that a problem might be present? If so, please contact us as soon as possible. Taking a proactive stance will save you time as well as money.