If you help manage or own a commercial property, it’s important to schedule regular roof inspections in order to fully protect your investments.

By detecting a roofing problem early on, through preventive maintenance, the cost of a potential commercial roof repair will be significantly less than an overall roofing replacement.

With that being said, roofing issues can be quite difficult to detect. This is especially true for multi-family residential properties that have different roof designs, slopes and types.

By the time you notice a roofing issue, such as a water leak, there could already be other underlying systems that are suffering from damage as well.

Here are just some of the telltale signs of when you may need a commercial roof repair.

Signs You Need Commercial Roof Repair

One of the most clear cut signs of commercial roofing issues is an interior water leak. Water leaks can stain walls, flooring, and ceilings.

Additionally, water will often lead to mold and mildew development as well as insulation damage and it could even cause extensive damage to paint, wallpaper, and drywall.

Other common signs you might be in need of a commercial roofing repair may only be detectable from a higher vantage point — AKA on your roof.

For safety reasons, you should only allow local roofing professionals to inspect your commercial roofs. The following are some of the more common signs that your Newnan, Georgia roofing professional will look for:


Raised portions on a commercial roofing system are an indication of trapped moisture, which make roofing materials more prone to wind damage.


Weather and faulty installation are common causes of flashing damage, which allows water to seep into your property.


Torn or missing shingles should be fixed immediately. If you notice granules in your gutter system, your shingle roof might need to be replaced.

Roof Replacement Vs. Roof Repair

If a significant commercial roof repair is needed, ask your contractor for a cost analysis of repairing versus roof replacement.

If your commercial roof is in generally good condition, sans requiring common repairs, then it is likely in your best financial interest to opt for repairing.

With that being said, you might also reduce long-term operation costs through fewer repairs and energy savings with a new warrantied roof.

To help you make the smartest decisions regarding commercial roof repair or replacement, contact the experts at Eagle Watch Roofing for an appointment.

Since 1999, our Newnan-based roofing company has built its stellar reputation by putting our loyal Georgia commercial and residential customers’ best interests at the forefront of everything we do.

We hope you’re finding our roofing blog insightful and entertaining! To learn more about what Eagle Watch Roofing can do for your next roofing project, visit our ‘About Us’ page; or, visit our ‘Testimonials’ page to see what some of our satisfied customers have to say about their experience.