Roofing membranes can be used on residential and commercial properties. EPDM, TPO and PVC are the most common types used in various buildings, facilities and structures. When installed correctly, membrane roofing can offer long-lasting protection for the property, items and occupants from harsh weather conditions. However, membrane roofs could fail at the seams and shorten your roofing system’s life span.
In this post, Chase Roofing LLC explains the possible reasons why this could happen.
Poor Roof Installation
When your contractor doesn’t install your roof properly, it can lead to a long list of problems. Water can get in through holes when seams aren’t sealed well. Mold, mildew, rot, electrical system problems and other moisture-related problems can happen once water gets into a material. You can avoid all of this trouble if you hire a reliable contractor.
Incorrect Insulation Installation
Insulation installation errors can also lead to membrane seam failure. If the insulation is not securely fastened to the roof, it will deform beneath the membrane. As the material shifts, it will pull on the membrane seams, resulting in cracks and tears in various areas of the roof.
Wear and Tear
Your roof is subjected to a variety of environmental conditions throughout the year, including snow, hail, strong winds and UV rays. Your roof will eventually become brittle and shrink as a result of the normal wear and tear that occurs over time. As time passes, the quality of the roofing material declines. If your membrane roof is old, it is more likely to fail at the seams.
Maintain your roof’s integrity with a trusted roofing contractor near you. Chase Roofing LLC provides a wide range of roofing services for residential and commercial roofs. Call us at (757) 872-0700 (Yorktown) or (757) 206-1948 (Williamsburg). You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.