Installing an HVAC system onto the roof of your commercial roof can seem like only a good idea: you get to hide your bulky unit away from where people can see it, you can effectively heat or cool your building, the unit is easily accessible from the roof. However, roof HVAC units come with their own set of problems and issues. Our Fort Worth commercial roofing contractors share what you should know about your HVAC unit on your roof.
HVAC units are big, heavy, and bulky. If they are not installed properly, they can cause major issues for your roof. Often, property owners will call a roofing company because their roof keeps leaking, only to find out that the leaks were caused by the HVAC unit being improperly installed in the first place.
Condensation and Damage
Condensation is one of the top problems with roofing HVAC. A faulty unit can cause water and moisture to pool instead evaporate. If too much water collects on the roof, it can result in leaking or water damage. It is essential to have an appropriate discharge system to prevent condensation and water build up.
HVAC Consultants aren’t Roof Experts
To error is human, but it is important to note that HVAC technicians are not roofing experts. If you schedule a service for your HVAC system with an HVAC technician, it is a good idea to have a roofing contractor there as well. A roofing professional will know what the best for your roof is, how to install or repair roofing issues properly, and what a potential issue may look like.
Do you need help with a commercial roofing service? Contact Bronco Roofing & Construction to request a service or learn more about what our team can do for you.