Other Potential Causes of Commercial Roof Leaks

Leaks are an issue that you don't want your roofing system to ever experience, especially a commercial roof. After all, commercial roof leaks can be quite costly to remediate and can even encourage mold growth in your building if left unchecked. However, it may surprise you to know that the roof isn't always the issue when leaks occur.

Here, the experts of Colorado Roof Toppers reveals the other possible causes of leaks in your commercial roofs.


Whether it's for your home or a commercial building, skylights are attractive and functional features. One of their benefits is that they can help you reduce your reliance on artificial lighting, allowing you to save a significant amount on your monthly bills. However, skylights can also be the cause of commercial roof leaks at times. This is because the sealants used to install them can eventually dry out and separate from the curbs or panels, which can allow water to enter your home.

To prevent this, make sure to call a roofing contractor every now and then to inspect the skylights along with the entire roof. If there are any repairs needed, consider enlisting a professional to get them done as soon as possible.

Roof Penetrations

Roofing penetrations such as pipes, gas lines, plumbing vents and other building elements can be potential causes of leak on your roof. If they're properly installed, they'll have the adequate seals around the base of the openings. If these seals are weak or become damaged, on the other hand, water can saturate and damage these penetrations, making commercial roofing leaks even more likely. To protect the penetrations against leaks, you can have roofer install rain collars, flashing, field wraps or pipe boots around the roofing system.

For your roofing requirements, don't hesitate to turn to Colorado Roof Toppers. When it comes to residential roof replacement and seamless gutter installation services, we are the leading experts to approach and we won't let you down! Give us a call at (303) 622-0305 or fill out our contact form to request an estimate. We serve homeowners in Fort Collins, CO, and other nearby areas

by Denise Bart November 18, 2019
Gutters    Roofing