Punctures can be a cause of commercial roof failure. No matter how tough they are, roofing membranes are susceptible to abrasion. Any break in them is a threat to the structural integrity of the substrate.
Today, Ritco Group, Inc., talks about the common reasons why commercial roofing systems sustain punctures and ways to prevent them:
The accessibility of your low-slope roof isn’t without disadvantages. Regular traffic can damage the top-most layer of the covering due to friction. You must create pathways to minimize the chances of damage and add more sacrificial membranes to high-traffic sections. This is especially important if you allow your rooftop to be a smoking area. Investing in EPDM roofing is also a worthwhile proposition since it delivers above-average resistance to punctures.
Wind-blown branches are a concern if your building isn’t that tall. Tools dropped by tradespeople like HVAC technicians can also damage your roof.
Hiring reliable, professional roofing professionals can reduce the chances of issues. For instance, a careless skylight maintenance crew can leave the glass spotless but the adjacent roof areas ridden with scratches.
Critters aren’t usually friendly to roofs. Squirrels and rodents gnaw on building materials to control their constantly growing teeth, find shelter and obtain food. They may behave that way for survival, but they unfortunately have to do it at the expense of your roof.
With cursory assessment, you can identify signs of damage early on and even discover weather-related red flags so you can schedule a necessary roof storm repair as soon as possible.
Turn to Ritco Group, Inc., to stay ahead with commercial roof punctures. Call us at (931) 208-2300 now to set up a consultation to discuss your roof maintenance needs in Brentwood or Murfreesboro, TN.