The Hidden Costs of a Commercial Roof Leak

The Hidden Costs of a Commercial Roof Leak

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If you’re a building owner or manager and have noticed a roof leak, don’t wait. Call a commercial roof repair company immediately. When roof leaks are ignored, they end up costing businesses more than just for the repair. Here are some of the other costs you may incur if you don’t perform proper proactive roof maintenance and take care of repair issues before they become big problems.

Repair Costs

You may already be dreading the repair costs for the roof leak itself, but here are some other repair costs you could incur by neglecting the leak. Most of these repairs are incurred due to water damage.

  • Ceiling repair
  • Floor/Carpet repair or replacement
  • Insulation replacement
  • Repair to computers or other equipment

One often ignored issue is how water encourages mold and mildew growth. This can lead to poor indoor air quality and you may end up needing a ventilator or air cleaners to remedy the issue.

Potential Business Losses

In addition to repair you may need to make to your facility, you may also have other loses. One is in increased energy usage due to the leak. If water damages your inventory or product on your shelves, you incur a loss. If an employee or customer slips and falls you will have a deductible and may end up with increased insurance premiums.

Soft Costs

Although none of these issues will require you to write a check to your commercial roof repair company, your bottom line can be affected though soft costs. If a potential new customer comes through the door and finds water leaking, buckets and signs indicating a slippery floor, they may leave without making a purchase. That ever important first impression can encourage a purchase or drive someone away. Few things are grosser than being dripped on from an unknown source. You don’t want potential or existing customers, vendors, or staff being dripped on by falling water. Your employees may be less productive too. If you have to move the office around and staff needs to work from temporary work stations, they may not be as productive leading to another type of loss.

Don’t Let a Commercial Roof Leak Jeopardize Your Business

Of course, not all commercial roof leaks have all these costs associated with them. However, the longer you neglect your roof, the more likely it will develop a leak which can lead to bigger problems. If you need a commercial roofing company with experience, call Russ Noyes Roofing at 407-388-7700 or fill out our contact form today.

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