Single-ply roofing has its flaws and strengths. Over time, it may suffer different types of damage due to varying reasons, such as age or neglect. Some of these problems occur more often than other issues, so it pays to know what they are and to look out for their symptoms. In this article, Dynamic Roofing Concepts, Inc. discusses four common problems with single-ply roofs.
Since single-ply membranes typically don’t have a hard top layer, there’s nothing to protect them from loose gravel, sharp-edged tools or high foot traffic that could puncture them. To prevent puncturing, make sure that anyone won’t be able to easily access the roof. If there are trees nearby, regularly cut the branches short so that droppings won’t hit the roof surface.
Shrinkage is common in all single-ply membranes as it’s often caused by the sun’s heat and UV rays. In some cases, prolonged exposure to these elements can lead to cracking as well. Fortunately, you can prevent this from happening if you consistently mind the seams. Conduct regular checks and immediately rectify seam changes if there are any.
Adhesives tend to deteriorate at a quicker rate due to the sun’s heat and UV rays. This causes them to perform poorly, enabling water to penetrate and result in leaks, which could mean expensive roof repair costs for you.
To successfully install a single-ply membrane, your roofer should have expert skills and sufficient experience in this specific type of roof. Getting the wrong seam size or failing to use the proper equipment for adhering a material can affect the quality and performance of your single-ply membrane.
Dynamic Roofing Concepts, Inc. has served local homeowners for more than 40 years. With our track record of excellent workmanship, you can have peace of mind that your project will be handled with a high level of professionalism. Our expertise covers asphalt shingles, metal roofing and roof maintenance among others. Call us at (813) 257-9355 or fill out our contact form to request a free consultation. We serve customers in Tampa, FL, and the surrounding areas.