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How an HVAC Unit Can Harm Your Roof

How an HVAC Unit Can Harm Your Roof

HVAC systems are commonly installed on the roof of commercial buildings. While the benefits of having a cool building are abundant, however, they may cause several problems. These issues result in costly repairs and perhaps complete replacement if the problem has been ignored for a long period of time.

Improper Installation

HVAC units are typically massive in size, so if they aren’t installed properly, serious issues can occur. We experience many situations where facility managers make the same repairs over and over again, only to discover that the problem lies within how the unit was installed in the beginning. If a unit is installed at any time, have a roofing contractor oversee the process.

Condensation

When water pools on a building’s roof, it can result in the roofing system breaking down faster than the expiration date. While water from an HVAC unit escapes into the air, a faulty system can cause pools to form. You must have the proper discharge system in place to prevent excess condensation from collecting on your roof, such as adequate drainage or through interior lines that keep moisture away.

Human Errors

While most of the problems are caused by the unit itself, there are some issues made worse by humans. Technicians who lack the proper training and experience to locate problem areas in the roofing system caused by the unit may miss signs that a well-trained tech would know. If an HVAC technicians are scheduled to stop by for a maintenance, have a roof consultant join in on the inspection.

If you are interested in residential or commercial roofing, contact Elite Roofing and Consulting and schedule an appointment with our Midlothian roofer today.

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