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Commercial Roofing problems

Roof Problems Caused by HVAC Units Pose Potential Risks to Your Roof’s Integrity.

Condensation & Pooling

When water pools around HVAC units, it can cause the membrane to deteriorate faster and often leads to leaks and other issues. HVAC units that are in good working condition will constantly vaporize water and let that vapor escape into the air. However, a faulty unit that fails to vaporize the water will often lead to pooling water within the system. Your HVAC unit’s discharge system must be routinely checked to ensure excess condensation does not occur and spill out onto the roof.  Keeping drainage and through interior lines clear will keep moisture away from the roof and must be a part of any preventative maintenance program you consider.

Improper Installation

If your HVAC units were not installed correctly, it’s only a matter of time before serious consequences start plaguing your entire building. Some facility managers find that they have to repair the same leaks over and over again, only to realize that the problem lies within how the unit was installed in the first place. Any time a unit is installed, let your trusted commercial roofing contractor know as they will be able to provide you with some helpful guidance before and during the process.