Like other roofing systems, a single-ply roof has its flaws and its strengths. But thankfully, problems with this type of roof can be minimized or easily managed.
In this article, trusted roofing contractor John Peters Roofing shares a simple guide to three of the most common problems encountered with single-ply roofs.
Single-ply roofing are designed to be sturdy and long-lasting. Its hard-top layer is mainly responsible for protecting the roof material from sharp or edged objects, loose gravel and screws. Without a hard-top layer, these things may end up puncturing your single-ply roof. Also, if there are nearby tree limbs, you might want to cut them short so as not to puncture your roof system.
Prolonged exposure to the sun’s UV rays can cause the single-ply membrane to shrink. This makes it almost inevitable for single-ply membranes to suffer from minor shrinkages at some point. However, roofers can usually anticipate these, enabling them to correct the seams and avoid a major roof repair job. This can also prolong the roof’s service life.
The quality of installation can also have long-term effects on your single-ply roofing. For instance, if your roofers failed to cut the right seam size, the membranes will likely create gaps after being exposed to winds and other elements. Also, if the wrong machine is used to adhere or weld the material, this may eventually result in melting or over-melting.
By hiring a qualified contractor to carry out this job, you can have peace of mind that your single-ply roofing will be in good condition for years.
Whether you need help with roofing repair or installation, John Peters Roofing can assure you that the job will be done on time and within your budget. Call us at (317) 981-6300 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate.