Common Causes of Commercial Roof Seam Failure

Rubber roofs, thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) single-ply roofs can have a longer lifespan with proper seam installation. That’s why the contractors you hire are crucial to the longevity and performance of your commercial roof. If they’re competent and they can ensure your commercial roof is installed using the right method and equipment, you don’t have to worry.

Common Causes of Commercial Roof Seam Failure

However, various factors – such as ultraviolet (UV) exposure, local climate and poor installation – can lead to a roof’s seam failure. 

Continue reading to learn more about it in this post.

Deterioration Caused by UV Rays

Membrane roofs that are consistently exposed to UV rays are at risk of blistering and condensation issues. UV rays can damage the roof surface, which contains protective chemicals that prolong its lifespan. Your roofing contractor may recommend improving your membrane roof’s reflective property to prevent excessive UV ray absorption.

Poor Insulation 

Roof insulation must be installed properly to prevent warping and creating a membrane hump. Unsecured insulation will pull on roof membrane seams and cause numerous tears. Your contractor must ensure they follow all manufacturer guidelines in rolling, stapling and attaching insulation materials to guarantee zero interference with your roofing material.

Faulty Installation

Your roof repair services and installation specialist must simultaneously seal both sides of a single-ply roofing material. If this isn’t done properly, wrinkles could appear on the roof membrane. Incorrect installation could also result in overlapping seams that look sealed but are actually still open and require proper seaming.

Proper Equipment Usage

Experienced commercial roofers apply the right roller pressure to ensure adhesives stick without forming bubbles. They also make sure every tool is utilized properly so that every step in the process can be done correctly. Manufacturer-certified roofers are ideal for the job because they can guarantee correct membrane roof installation.

Incompetent Contractor

Contractors who lack experience may charge lower roofing fees, but there’s no guarantee they’ll do the job properly and deliver excellent workmanship.

You can always count on us at The Roofing Company for high-quality membrane and metal roof installation services in the area. Call us at (970) 887-0104, or fill out this contact form to get started. We serve customers in Granby, CO, and other areas in Colorado.