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As a business owner, you know how important it is to keep the building’s exterior in great condition, from top to bottom. That includes the roof. Your building’s overall aesthetic appearance makes a big impression on the public, including your clients. Also, it plays a vital role in protecting and maintaining your business. A small roof leak can turn into a huge problem, fast.

Here are a few signs to look for that may indicate your commercial roof needs replacement.

Stormy Weather

One violent storm can cause more severe damage than years of wear and tear. If your roof was battered by torrential rains, howling winds, lightning, hail, tornadoes or other violent weather, the roof needs a damage assessment. Check the roof’s membrane. Look for areas that have been uplifted or visibly damaged. These are tell-tale signs that your roof has been compromised and needs replacement.

Wet Interior

Another indicator that your roof needs to be replaced is water infiltration inside your building. This does not necessarily mean that you will see water leaking from a sagging ceiling. What you may observe, however, are signs of increased humidity, such as the presence of mold or mildew, and the presence of insects or rodents. You may detect the odor of mildew but not necessarily be able to see where the odor is coming from. With a damaged roof, the insulation could certainly be the culprit. Replace the roof as soon as possible, and plan on doing a good amount of mitigation to correct the damage.

Sky-High Bills

Some areas of the country have sweltering hot summers. Others see sub-zero temperatures in the winter. And others see both, struggling to keep the interior of their business within a comfortable range no matter what the thermometer outside says. If your energy bills have skyrocketed inexplicably, there is a good chance your roof is no longer doing its job and is not insulating your building from the elements. Roofs have a shelf life. After years of wear and tear, regular use, repairs and inspections, eventually, a roof needs to be replaced. A new roof will make a world of difference in keeping your energy bills under control.


While replacing a roof can be inconvenient, expensive and certainly not on the top of your list of ways to spend your time and money, a great roof is vital to protect and maintain your business. When a roof is in need of replacement, the key is to replace it quickly, before serious damage is done to other parts of your building’s structure. Damage can be kept to a minimum, and the process can be done quickly and easily. Roof replacement can be done efficiently, affordably, and correctly with the help of the right roofing contractor. Schedule your roof inspection today.

MacDermott Roofing has been providing commercial roofing installation, replacement and repair throughout Michigan for 45 years. Our highly skilled, OSHA-certified commercial roofing installers have expertise in all roofing systems ensuring the best service for your roof replacement or repair. Customers include commercial, industrial, retail, municipal, and institutional.

We will provide a reasonable, custom quote, and personalized customer care to speak one-on-one with your team. Call us today for a Free Estimate on your commercial roof project!