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How a Faulty HVAC System Can Impact Your Commercial Roof
How a Faulty HVAC System Can Impact Your Commercial Roof
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How a Faulty HVAC System Can Impact Your Commercial Roof

Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems and roofing are essential in keeping a commercial building functioning effectively and maintaining its integrity and functionality. An HVAC malfunction can have serious repercussions for roofing. In this article, Milledge Roofing Company looks into the effects of malfunctioning HVAC, the importance of hiring licensed and reputable roofing contractors for installation, and the ongoing maintenance needs of commercial properties.

Understanding the Connection Between HVAC Systems and Commercial Roofs

Commercial buildings commonly install their HVAC systems on roofs to save space, reduce noise pollution, and facilitate easier maintenance - but this also means any issues with this HVAC system could directly impact its location on top of the building roof.

Risks Associated with Condensation and Leakage

An HVAC system's failure poses one major threat - condensation. A malfunction of HVAC units can produce extra moisture that, if left to accumulate on roof surfaces, may lead to water damage that requires professional roof repair services or, worse, replacement. If extensive damages occur, replacement shingles could become necessary, or more extensive roofing works must be completed as quickly as possible.

Importance of Regular Maintenance

Regular roof maintenance by qualified roofing contractors is crucial in mitigating these risks and will offer more assurance against serious roof leaks or structural failure. A company specializing in commercial buildings will understand the unique challenges posed by HVAC systems, inspect for wear-and-tear and drainage system deficiencies, and recommend repairs or shingle replacement before small issues become serious complications.

Weight and Structural Stress

Weight and vibration concerns related to HVAC units should also be taken seriously. When installed improperly or poorly maintained, HVAC units can put additional stress on a roofing structure, which leads to cracks or sagging - particularly in older buildings with compromised roofing structures that might already have cracks. A routine roof inspection by professional companies will identify structural problems early on for further evaluation and mitigation measures.

Increased Energy Costs and Inefficiency

An HVAC system in need of repair may lead to higher energy costs. If it's working inefficiently, overcompensating with increased effort could increase both consumption and overheating, leading to roofing materials needing replacement or even roof repair or shingle replacement due to excessive heat exposure.

Professional Roof Contractors Play an Essential Role

Professional roofing contractors are invaluable in providing solutions for commercial property-specific problems, with expertise to inspect both the roof and HVAC system and identify any potential issues before they become more serious. An established roofer should offer tailored solutions for each commercial building tenant's needs so both systems operate optimally.

Preventative Measures and Long-Term Solutions

Preventative maintenance measures can save costs over the long run; scheduling regular visits from an established roofing company to perform scheduled roof inspections, making timely roof repair service calls, and providing advice about necessary upgrades such as replacing or upgrading shingles can provide cost savings.

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Your commercial roof and HVAC system are closely interwoven. Neglecting either can create significant issues in the other. Hiring Milledge Roofing Company for regular inspection and maintenance services is not simply recommended - it is necessary for the long-term safety of commercial properties. Understanding and acting proactively on these interconnections ensures your building remains safe, efficient, and functional for years.

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100% Satisfied! I highly recommend this company.  Mike is very kind, extremely knowledgeable, and professional. I called several companies and Mike/Milledge Roofing responded the quickest, answered all my questions, and also had the most reasonable price.  I am very pleased with the repairs done to my roof today.  Impressive company!*****

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My wife and I just bought a house and noticed that the roof needed to be fixed. Everyone that I talked to recommended this company and now I can see why. Mike is super friendly, quick to respond, and the quality of work is amazing! He and his team came out, quoted us, and had the new roof on within the week. We are very pleased with him and recommend them to anyone with roofing needs!

Jacob Gooch,
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I highly recommend Milledge Roofing and can't say enough about how professional, knowledgeable and caring they are.  Bret and Mike went above and beyond to make sure my family will stay safe.  They fixed what needed to be fixed and didn't try to sell me on anything and have proven to be a very trustworthy company.

Casey Hoorelbeke,
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They did a great job on our roof and the process was painless. Seth cash was very polite and helpful while helping me deal with my insurance claim and was always quick to respond when I had any questions. The roofers did a perfect job and there was no trash left or any damage to my plants. I would highly recommend them!

Betty Campbell,