Commercial Roof Inspection

Roof Inspections for Businesses

Earnest Wells Roofing has been a pillar of the Memphis, Tennessee community for over 50 years. We pride ourselves on providing excellent service and quality materials that will protect your business’s roof from all elements. Our knowledgeable team is ready to serve you with any questions or concerns about preserving what matters most: your successful business.

Earnest Well’s Roofing Company (EWRC) has helped local businesses maintain protection against changes in weather conditions. These include high winds which often lead to water damage and hail storms that damage roofs by causing dents inside buildings where they strike vulnerable points such as window sills near eaves corners. With our help, these issues can be prevented before anything drastic happens. This is a long-term investment. Save money and call us today! If you have trouble financing, there is no need to worry. We now offer those in need of a roof repair the Wells Roofing and Remodeling Platinum Card dedicated to serving you and your roof needs.

Wells Roofing and Remodeling will inspect your commercial roof for damages. If there is damage, we determine your needs and present an action plan for correction and repair. Proactive steps are taken to ensure against complications that can occur in the future from accidents or weather-related mishaps. All duties are performed professionally and efficiently while providing top-notch customer service at every turn.

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Importance of Commercial Roof inspection

As a business owner, you know the importance of keeping your employees and customers as comfortable as possible. Roof damages, which may occur at any time, require proper and preventative maintenance. Commercial roofs are often more extensive than residential ones. Consequently, the financial and intangible rewards of a well-maintained roof protect against expensive repairs such as water damage through gutter and downspout leaks. If you’re not sure of the cause of your commercial roof damage, the following list may address those concerns and help you with the early detection of problems. Whether you’ve experienced them recently or may experience them in the future, it is inevitable that in time such problems may occur. The best approach is to get expert help sooner rather than later.

  • Missing Shingles – This usually happens after a storm where strong winds did significant damage to an area on top of having heavy rain.
  • Collapsed Shingles – A few cracks can appear anywhere along their length; however, if they reach into another component, then there is likely going to be complete separation.
  • Cracks/Channels Pock Marked Paint due to UV damage and hail
  • Proper Drainage
  • Cracks in Pipe Boots and Flashing 
  • Vandalism

Commercial roofing is essential because it protects a business from damage and loss of inventory or equipment. A roofing system is a complex assembly of structural components, including the waterproof membrane, ice and water shield, flashings, ice dams, gutters, and downspouts. If any of these elements are defective or improperly installed, it can cause water leaks that damage merchandise, equipment, and building interiors.

A commercial roof inspection should be conducted quarterly to help avoid such costly problems. The inspections can also help decide when to replace portions of the roof before they become too damaged and expensive to repair.

Why Are Inspections so Important?

Commercial roofing inspections are crucial because they can help businesses avoid water damage to their buildings. Along with many other reasons, it is very important to get regular inspections done on your roof to prevent damage. Depending on the damage, it could be extremely costly to your business. It can cause product and equipment damage as well as building interior damage.

Shingle Roofing Services

Shingle roofs are perhaps one of the most common types in commercial buildings across America. At Wells Roofing and Remodeling, we have installed many shingle-topped structures over our company’s long history – which is just about as old as time itself! With experts on staff who can help get your current or prospective building up to code, all while maximizing its durability with proper materials selection techniques (notably asphalt), you’re sure to find what’s suitable for your needs here at this family-run business dedicated only to excellence by bringing together expert craftsman from top-notch providers like ourselves since we started.

Ever since we first opened, our company has helped keep roofs in good shape. No matter if your roof is looking worn or damaged due to age-related wear and tear; weathering caused by hail storms that left their mark on the building materials like siding or trimming trees around it–our team will be able to fix any issue so you don’t worry how much more expensive repairs may become later down the line.

Visual inspections determine fundamental structural problems such as loose or damaged shingles. This type of inspection is a good way for business owners to get an idea of the general condition of their roof and see what work will have to be done if they want to prevent any future issues from occurring.

Physical inspections identify more complicated issues, such as water leaks or other types of weather damage that can’t be seen with the naked eye. They include using devices to detect moisture in different areas of the roof, along with testing how well your building stands up against wind flow pressure. This kind of inspection is crucial because it allows us to identify problem areas.

Metal Roofing Services

We understand that a shingle roof is not always the most durable option for every building owner. Suppose your business relies on its roof to keep it safe and dry during heavy storms or other weather events like high winds and hail damage. In that case, it may lead to problems with insurance coverage if left unchecked by an expert contractor like ourselves.

From aluminum to steel, our team at Wells Roofing and Remodeling has the know-how when it comes to all different types of roofs. With years of experience working with metal roofs in both residential or industrial settings, you can rest easy knowing that your new copper color will be durable as well.

We understand that each property owner has different needs when choosing the suitable roofing material for their business. To help you better understand your options, we provide more information about metal roofs in general on our website. If you have any questions at all, be sure to give us a call. We can inspect any structure, from schools and airports to warehouses and large factories.

Damages Caused by a Neglected Roof

When a roof is neglected and needs repair, it can cause further damages. Damages can lead to revenue, loss of business, and loss of safety for your customer, employees, and yourself. This potential for loss is why you need to schedule a commercial roof inspection immediately if you sense something is wrong.

Leaks can make themselves known in numerous ways. Our experts have usually worked on water stains in the ceiling, dirty streaks down the wall, expanded sheetrock, rotten wood, collapsed ceilings, mold, and other pathogens permeating the air. A stale, musty odor usually accompanies these damages, and it can penetrate your inventory, especially if there is fabric involved. These conditions can cause physical and medical harm to people if they are not immediately treated. At this point, it becomes costly with mold and fungi control, sheetrock tears out and replacement, painting, throwing out damaged furniture, and replacing the furniture, flooring, and walls. 

Mitigate your damages before it costs you thousands of dollars. Call Wells Roofing and Remodeling to schedule a free commercial roof inspection.

NOTE: If mold is detected, the business owner will be required by law to pay for expensive lab tests. If the pathogens are airborne, that can cost thousands of dollars to remove.

It is essential not to neglect your roof. A roof is one of the most critical aspects of your home. This is because your roof keeps out the elements such as water and snow. It can also prevent leaks from damaging the inside of your home.

Neglecting to keep up with repairs and regular maintenance on your roof can lead to several problems that will end up costing you more money in repairs. Here are some of the problems caused by neglecting your roof:


One of the most common damages caused by lack of upkeep is leaks. If rain or melted snow is allowed to sit on your roof, it can begin to seep inside and cause water damage. Your ceilings, floors, walls, insulation, and even electrical work may be at risk for water damage if there is a leak in your roof. The longer you allow a leak in your roof to go unchecked, the worse it will get and the more expensive it will be to fix. Once the water has leaked into one area, it can travel through other parts of your home as well, so you need to be proactive to protect your home from water damage.

A sustained leak in a roof could lead to causing mold and mildew, which can damage the structure of your house, not to mention making it a very uncomfortable place to live. It’s also going to be much more expensive if you have to replace or repair cabinets, flooring, furniture, and other structures in your house because you didn’t care about the issues with your roof when they started.

Unnecessary Damage

Many people think that when their roofs start leaking, there isn’t anything they can do about it, so they don’t report the damage. This causes further damage inside your home because leaks will travel through any drywall, insulation, and sheetrock it comes into contact with. Most of the time, you can clean up the damage after it occurs, but there are still some cases where leaks have caused so much damage that the only option is to tear down walls and rebuild. If you do decide to wait until leaks cause further damage inside your home, please note that repairs will be more extensive than if you had reported minor leaks as soon as they started occurring.

Replacing Your Roof Can Be Expensive

Usually, when something goes wrong with our roofs, we immediately think about replacing them entirely. But this process can be costly and time-consuming (especially if you need any necessary repairs such as new flashing). Instead of giving in to the widespread urge to replace the whole roof, we recommend that you try your best to repair it by fixing tiles and patches. While this process can be time-consuming and laborious for a professional roofing contractor, the job is sure to take even longer with an amateur. Replacing tiles one by one will cost you more than simply replacing the entire roof.

Contact Wells Roofing and Remodeling Today!

Here at Wells Roofing and Remodeling, we know how important it is to have a properly working roof. This is especially true in commercial buildings, where having leaks coming into your building can cause just about irreparable damage to the interior of your business. Call us today at (901) 482-2546.

Wells Roofing and Remodeling is a family-owned business started by Earnest E. Wells, SR. He has more than 50+ years of experience in roofing, home remodeling, and financing. Over the years, Earnest Wells has done thousands of roofs with many types of damage and has always repaired or replaced them. 

Our team is blessed with referrals and repeat customers due to our professionalism, reliability, and high-quality products and service. We are proud to serve Memphis, TN, and the rest of the Tri-state area. 

To receive more information about our church roof services, give Earnest Wells a call at (901) 482-2546. You can also send him an email at Not only that, but you can fill out our online contact form, and we will contact you immediately. You can also stop by the office located at 5118 Park Ave, Suite 114, Memphis, TN 38117. No matter how you choose to contact us, Wells Roofing and Remodeling is here for your commercial roofing needs.

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