Roof Leaks: A Top Source of Water Damage in Commercial Buildings

And, according to Chubb claims statistics, the average cost of a commercial water damage loss is $89,000.

So, what can you do to prevent water damage from a roof leak?

Stop your roof from leaking in the first place by implementing a maintenance program where someone routinely walks your roof and checks for leaks or other issues.

At minimum, this should take place once a year, but ideally you should be inspecting your roof once in the spring and once in the fall.

Some of the main areas where roofs are going to start to leak are:

  • Roof penetrations
  • HVAC or rooftop units
  • Curbing
  • Flashing

If you notice any issues, make sure to get them repaired right away.

Source:
Chubb - Preventing Water Damage

 

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