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The State-of-the-Art Equipment Necessary to Save a Silicone Roof

2/27/2022 (Permalink)

Saving Facilities After Silicone Roof Water Damage

Water damage is the second most common type of insurance claim a business owner can make. Twenty percent of all filed claims are related to water damage of some kind, whether this is from an internal pipe malfunction or external storm damage. Without thorough mitigation and drying, this damage can challenge the structural integrity of your business as well as the safety of employees and customers.

Silicone Roof

Silicone Roofing Risks

While silicone roof coatings can help business owners with flat roofing save on electricity and other costs, there are some risks to consider when choosing to coat your roof:

  • Abrasion and tear resistance. Compared to other coatings like modified bitumen, silicone roofing is not the most durable. It can get very slippery when wet, which can make it more prone to tears. Foot traffic dropped tools, and other activities can potentially damage the coating.

  • Attracting dirt. Silicone roofing, which is often white, can get a visible coat of airborne dust and dirt over time, darkening roofing. Clean regularly to maximize the energy-reflective nature of the roof coating and save on HVAC costs.

  • Recoating. While recoating may not be needed as often as it is for other roofing solutions, it is imperative to choose silicone compatible with your current coating. 

Even if your business doesn't use silicone roofing, all roofs are subject to water damage under the right circumstances. Make sure your building is protected by keeping up with routine roof maintenance and knowing the lifespan of your roof. It may also be a good idea to regularly inspect your roof, ceilings and walls for signs of damage like discoloration, water spots, and missing shingles.

How SERVPRO Dries Your Facilities

Suppose you have a roof leak in your facility. In that case, SERVPRO can step in with years of expertise and the resources to efficiently complete the drying, cleanup and any reconstruction or construction needed.

SERVPRO of East Arlington uses centrifugal air movers and low-grain refrigerant dehumidifiers in tandem to pull moisture off of surfaces, replacing the moist air with warm and dry air. To dry a wet ceiling, technicians will open ceiling panels on either end of the affected area and position equipment so that air circulates straight up and through the space between your ceiling and roofing. This placement also helps warm, dry air circulate through the affected space for better results.

If your office needs commercial water damage mitigation, you can count on a certified SERVPRO team to handle the damages quickly and efficiently—no matter how large or small the disaster—so you can get back to business. Our professionals are dedicated to restoring your business and ensuring that cleanup is done to code. Call (682) 708-1001 today for rapid disaster mitigation.

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