Membrane roofs are built to last, but they’re not exempt to the occasional issue. Some are considered minor – such as a roof leak – while others are far more serious like seam failure. You’ll want to take prompt action should it be the latter. But before that, you’ll need to determine what’s causing seam failure in the first place.
Your membrane roof takes some wear and tear every day due to its exposure to the harsh elements. Rain, high winds and blistering heat can cause the membranes to shrink or become dry and brittle, which in turn, makes the seams more susceptible to failure.
- Poor Insulation
Most roofing systems – residential or commercial – require sufficient insulation to ensure the system remains unaffected by extreme temperatures. But when the insulation is inadequate or is badly installed, it creates warping under the membranes, which can pull at the seams and cause tearing in a number of places.
- Improper Roof Installation
In some cases, the primary culprit for seam failure is sloppy roof installation. If the contractor hasn’t been meticulous about sealing the roof, openings may form at the seams, leaving the system prone to water infiltration.
Preventing Seam Failure in Membrane Roofs
To avoid the issue from happening in the future, make sure to work with a commercial roofing company who can install your membrane roof to stringent quality specifications. For many property managers in Broward County, the only name to call is Earl W. Johnston Roofing, LCC. Make us your top choice for commercial roof installation, and expect that we’ll get the job done right the first time.
Schedule a Roof Evaluation
Earl W. Johnston Roofing, LLC also specializes in quality commercial roofing services in South Florida. With our exceptional solutions, we’ll help you keep a sturdier, longer lasting roof for your building. We proudly serve commercial property managers in Weston and Coral Springs, FL, plus other areas in Broward County. Call us at (954) 989-7794, or fill out this contact form to request a comprehensive roofing quote.