One of the most common commercial roofs problems is punctures that cut through the membranes and the protective felt. Water can penetrate through these punctures, causing damage to the other parts of the roofing system. AnyWeather Roofing, home of your local provider of roofing services, discusses the causes behind this roof-related issue and ways you can prevent them.
Causes of Roof Punctures
Punctures on the commercial roof may occur as a result of foot traffic. HVAC or satellite technicians, plumbers or other workers performing their jobs on the rooftop may be careless with their tools. Dropping them on the roof may cause either sharp or blunt punctures. Even walking on the rooftop is enough to cause such problems.
Weather is also to blame, especially when a strong wind is involved. Wind-driven storms often carry debris, which then lands on the roof and causes further damage. Punctures necessitate immediate roof repair from reputable roofers.
Preventing Roof Punctures
One way to reduce the likelihood of punctures is by installing walkway pads on areas with the most foot traffic. That way, workers can do their jobs without causing damage to the membrane. Overhanging tree limbs must be trimmed to prevent twigs from hitting the roof. These as well as leaves and loose equipment must be removed right away.
Of course, a better way to prevent roof punctures is to hire a reliable roofing contractor like AnyWeather Roofing. We take steps to reinforce your commercial property’s existing roofing system against punctures and other issues that might compromise its structural integrity. We offer proactive annual and semi-annual maintenance programs for all roofing types.
Working with a GAF Master Elite® contractor like us allows you to gain access to the best roofing products and be eligible for the most comprehensive warranties in the industry. Call (859) 286-6400 (Northern Kentucky), (513) 906-6009 (Cincinnati, OH), (937) 956-0200 (Dayton, OH) or (850) 588-4756 (Miramar Beach, FL) to get started. You may also fill out our contact form to request an estimate.