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Roof leaks can feel like a hassle to repair.

But, left alone, they can cause larger, more serious damage to not only your roof but also your property. Ideally, a roof leak is an isolated incident, but worst-case scenario, a leak can be a sign of hidden damage. Listed below are a few steps we recommend taking if a leak is discovered at your commercial property:  

Clean Up the Area

If you notice an ominous, discolored spot on the ceiling or a not-so-subtle trickle of water streaming down a wall, clear the surrounding area immediately. Placing a bucket or large container under the leak can help roofing specialists determine how active the leak is and potentially save you from further damage to your interior. Laying towels or other absorbent materials down around the leak is always a good idea, too.

Identify the Leak

Next, try to identify the general area where the leak is coming from. Are there any bulging spots in the ceiling or signs of water intrusion in the walls? Any noticeable soft spots, wrinkling, or cracking? Identifying the area can help determine what the cause of the leak may be based on the location of it in your building.

Search for the Cause

Once the general area of the leak has been identified, try to look for exactly where the leak is coming from. When determining the cause, consider some recent events like storms or fallen trees to see if there may have been any structural damage to your roof. If you can’t find where the leak is coming from internally, you’ll probably need someone to venture up to the roof to see if the source of the leak is visible or if the roofing materials are wearing down beyond repair.

Luckily, we aren’t afraid of heights. 

We recommend consulting with a professional commercial roofing company (Like Grizzly Commercial Roofing) to perform a roof inspection to determine if the issue is a solitary leak or if there is underlying major damage.

The Bottom Line

If you take nothing else from this, remember to NEVER ignore a leak in your roof. Even the smallest leaks left unattended can create huge problems later. If you have any questions or concerns about potential leaks at your commercial property or are interested in scheduling a roof consultation with Grizzly Commercial Roofing, contact us at 337-243-6700 or info@grizzlyroofing.com.


At Grizzly Commercial Roofing, our goal is to provide an exceptional blend of reliable craftsmanship, honest communication, effective solutions, professional accountability, and reassuring peace of mind – ensuring your roofing experience is as resilient and trustworthy as the roofs we build. To learn more, visit grizzlyroofing.com.