How Can I Fix a Leaking Commercial Roof?

Tony Britskey

Tony Britskey

CEO, Metro Roofing

If your commercial roof is leaking, it is critical to act quickly to prevent further damage to your building and its contents. The cost of repairing a leaking commercial roof is determined by the cause and extent of the damage.

Here are some general steps you can take to fix a leaking commercial roof:

  1. Determine the leak’s source: Identifying the leak’s source is the first step. Keep an eye out for any obvious symptoms of roof deterioration or damage. If you are unsure of the cause of the leak, it would be best to seek help from a licensed roofing contractor.


  2. Mitigate any immediate damage: If water is dripping through the roof, do your best to stop it. Try to use tarps or buckets to collect the water and stop it from spreading.

  3. Repair the damage: Depending on the kind and scope of the damage, a different repair procedure will be used. Standard repair methods include the following:
  • Applying a roof patch: Placing a roof patch entails covering the damaged area with a patch using roofing cement or an adhesive. The repair should cover the harmed region and extend a few inches beyond it.
  • Replace shingles or tiles that have been damaged: If the damage is contained to a small area, you might be able to do so.
  • Sealing leaks: Leaks that are caused by small holes or cracks can often be repaired with roofing cement or a sealer.
  • Test the repair: After it is finished, check to see if there is still no leakage by drenching the repaired area with water.

    4. Call a professional roofing contractor: To examine and repair the damage, it is preferable to call in a professional roofing contractor unless you have prior experience with commercial roofing. They will be able to fix the leak and stop future harm to your roof because they have the knowledge and tools required.

    5. Consider preventative maintenance: Inspecting and maintaining your commercial roof on a regular basis will help avoid leaks and other problems from developing in the future. At the very least once a year, and more frequently if you see any symptoms of damage or wear, you should get your roof evaluated.

    6. Check your insurance coverage:  Make sure to ask your insurance company what is covered and how the claims procedure works. You might be able to submit a claim for the harm the leak caused depending on it.

The facilities that most business owners hold are both a significant long-term investment in capital and asset. Protecting that investment requires routine, qualified roof care in order to identify and address roof issues before more significant damage occurs. Insuring your roof properly will help you forget you have one, allowing you to forget about it and concentrate on running your business.

Schedule an evaluation with Metro Roofing for your commercial building roof needs today! Thank you for considering Metro Roofing for your roofing needs and please visit to learn more about us.

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