Roberts Roofing Company performs year-round emergency commercial roof leak repairs during or after inclement weather. Our professional crews are trained to repair all types of commercial and industrial roofing systems and carry the proper materials and equipment to service your roof. Roberts Roofing has many clients who utilize our leak repair crews and have us inspect their roofs after severe storms or catastrophes, such as fire or other calamities. 

All commercial roof leak calls are handled by a competent, experienced coordinator who logs your information into our computer system and dispatches the call to one of our trained and reliable leak repair crews. If you have a roofing emergency, we can dispatch them at a moment’s notice to leave a low-priority repair for your high-priority needs. Our office has an answering machine that is monitored hourly on weekends and evenings during severe weather.

Read on for more answers to commonly asked commercial roof leak questions. To learn more about commercial roof services, including commercial roof leak repair services in Cleveland, Ohio, you may call us at 440-946-2233.


What causes commercial roofs to leak?

Unused equipment on your roof is usually the source of roof leaks. Roberts Roofing Company is able to remove the equipment, properly repair the structural deck and install the roofing manufacturer’s specified material. In the event you need to add stacks, vents or new HVAC units to your facility, Roberts Roofing Company has the ability to properly seal these penetrations according to industry standards. We will also install roof drains with piping and commercial grade gutters, downspouts and scupper boxes.

Another leading cause of Cleveland, Ohio commercial roof leaks is our region’s widely fluctuating weather patterns. For example, constant freeze/thaw patterns can lead to trapped moisture in seams that can eventually cause leaks. A thorough inspection by an experienced commercial roofer can reveal loose or deteriorated flashing, split membranes and other damage from debris, such as tree branches.

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How do I manage winter roof leaks?

Flat roofs are more susceptible to leaks because they don’t allow snow to easily slide off. Additionally, ice can be a real problem on flashings, seams and downspouts. So, what do you do when you spot signs of leaking during the winter? There are temporary fixes that will help to eliminate costly spring repairs, including frequent snow removal, the use of tarps and the application of temporary materials to stall or stop an active leak.

At Roberts Roofing, we immediately dispatch a professional to assess the situation and determine the best course of action. Our leak repair crews consist of two men per crew. Each crew has their own truck that is equipped with the tools and materials necessary for any repair needed.

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How do I choose a commercial roofing contractor?

While a simple online search can provide you with a list of commercial roofers in Cleveland, how do you decide who to call? The most important information on local commercial roofers can be found by checking with reputable roofing manufacturers. Many commercial roofing manufacturers require some level of training or certification to apply their materials, so they can provide you with a list of roofers in your area they would recommend to install their products. Roberts Roofing is either certified by or actively trains with all the major commercial roofing manufacturers.

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Should I repair or replace my commercial roof?

Here are four questions we ask our customers in guiding them toward the best solution:

  1. What is the extent of damage?
  2. Where is the damage and how does it affect the building’s use?
  3. Is the owner looking for a short-term fix or a long-term solution?
  4. How much will the work interrupt business processes?

Don’t rule out other options when it comes to addressing a damaged roof. When a commercial roof needs more than a repair but the insulation is still in good shape, the most effective solution may be to recover your roof. Or, when the commercial building owner simply wants to extend the life of the building roof, a cost-effective coating might make sense. In addition to extending the life of the roof, you will get leak protection and better heat protection that results in a more comfortable temperature inside the building.

No two roofs are alike, so make sure you are not getting a one-solution-meets-all quote. With many options to consider, you want to work with a qualified, experienced and innovative roofer that will walk you through each of these options.

For more information, read our free guide: The Commercial Building Owner’s Guide to Roof Repair and Maintenance.

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