From the category archives: Aplus Roofing


Why Do Commercial Flat Roofs Leak?

If you own or lease a commercial building with a flat roof, It’s never a good sign if you suspect leakage. Does this mean your entire roof needs to be replaced? No. There are various options to consider before a full roof replacement is even necessary. If you notice a leak in your roof, the first thing you should do is call A Plus Roofing Co. We have the tools to diagnose leaks repair your roof where necessary.

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From Inspection to Transaction: Your Roof Inspection and Selling Guide

Your roof’s condition matters. In terms of selling, your home’s roof holds a lot of value. Even strong, durable roofs can have weaknesses. Fortunately, a quick inspection can save you a lot of money. Because roofs incur a lot of damages throughout the years, a good inspection is worthwhile. To the untrained eye, a roof’s surface can appear strong. A few structural weaknesses, however, can lead to disaster or lower selling prices. For this reason, homeowners and business owners alike trust in a certified commercial roof contractor for repair.

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Why Should You Have Your Flat Roof Inspected?

Your roof is the largest area of space exposed to the elements when it comes to your commercial building. As such, your roof will sustain a lot of damage over the years. You can eliminate the extensive roof work by getting your roof inspected annually so that repairs don’t get too bad. Below you will find a few problems that could lead to serious problems without an annual roof inspection.

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Annual Versus Seasonal Flat Roof Inspections

If you own a commercial building you own a roof and understand the need for routine maintenance in order to keep the roof functioning properly. Inspections are part of regular maintenance, as the inspection addresses potential problem areas before they have the chance to cause structural issues to the building. The standard routine is to have an annual inspection, and that will take care of ordinary problem areas as they arise. Some years, according to the weather, you may need an additional inspection to quickly find damage caused by a specific storm before the roof leak causes internal damage to your building.

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How to Conduct a Roof Inspection

It’s reasonable to expect your roof to last for 30 years or more. However, there are many factors that will affect the longevity of your roof, including the type of roof you have, where you live, and maintenance. The National Roofing Contractors Association states you should expect your roof twice each year to ensure that you have no problems. But, what should you look for when you are assessing your roof? The following are tips for you to ensure you complete a thorough roof inspection before you call your local contractor.

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Save Repair Costs with Seasonal Roof Inspections

How often do you go up on your roof and look around, check it out, and see how it all goes together and if there are any problems? If you’re like most people, the answer is, “never.” It’s a roof, designed to be on top of your building in the weather and last forever under normal use. And that’s the key, there is no such thing as “normal use” for a roof. Winds and storms can’t be predicted. This is why it is so important to have your roof inspected regularly and prevent more expensive repairs by fixing a problem quickly.

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What to Expect for Your Annual Roof Inspection

The roof is arguably the most important part of your building, as it provides the layer of protection against the weather. If the roof goes bad, further damage is bound to follow. Because you don’t view the roof on a daily basis, it often goes forgotten until more extensive problems arise. It’s important to have the roof inspected regularly by a specialist to catch a problem before it causes a more expensive repair job than necessary.

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Top Reasons Why Spring Is The Best Time For Roof Inspections


Winters can be brutal in the Minneapolis and St. Paul metro areas. If you own a business, you know how important your roof can be to the health of it. A leaking roof can cost you thousands of dollars in lost product and revenue as well as make your business look unprofessional if you have to place buckets in strategic places in order to catch the leaks. Taking the time to perform an inspection on your roof during the spring can reap plenty of dividends later on down the road. 

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What Happens When Your Roof Isn't Repaired


Many people don’t realize just how intricate their roofing system is. A flat roof is designed to be simple, economical, yet durable over the years. It doesn’t require a lot of maintenance, although it is designed with the idea of regular inspection and maintenance. If an aspect of the roof design is compromised it will eventually result in a leak. Inspections are important because eventually a component will wear out or be damaged by an outside force and begin a leak.

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Commercial Flat Roof Inspections

Commercial flat roof inspections are a necessity. You want to make sure your flat roof has as long of a life as possible, so having it regularly inspected is beneficial to you and your wallet. Here are a few things we look at when we come out for an inspection.GuttersWe will take a look at your building’s gutters to ensure they are clean and not in need of repair or replacement. If your gutters back up, water can back up onto the commercial flat roof and cause leaks and other damage. Making sure your gutters are clear of debris is just one step of our inspection process.HVAC UnitWe will inspect the HVAC unit and the area around it to ensure the unit is properly mounted. If the HVAC unit or the structure that holds it needs repaired or replaced, we will see that and let you know. If there is water pooling around the base of your HVAC unit, we’ll take measures to repair it.FlashingThe roof’s flashing is another part we’ll look at. We will look for flashing that is torn, loose or missing. We’ll look to make sure ...

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