A building that old without proper maintenance is an accident waiting to happen. In this case, the roof over Spatz’s Bakery was most likely sagging in some areas where rainwater was able to accumulate. Water damage and rot that amassed over time finally took its toll.
The ounce of prevention
It would be prudent for owners of buildings older than twenty years to have the roofs inspected on a regular basis for integrity issues. In California, residents and business owners alike have their structures’ roofs assessed for replacing or re-roofing by Menlo Park experts like Shelton Roofing, a company with more than seven decades of experience. This could spell the difference between keeping your roof over your head and it falling on your head.