Single-ply roofing membranes are used in both commercial and residential roofing replacement and new installation. Better known as ‘flat roofing’, these roofs are either made of thermosets or thermoplastics; both are flexible and boast higher ultraviolet (UV) radiation than their sloped counterparts.
Despite their unique advantages, single-ply roofs experience unique challenges that impede their performance.
Blisters on single-ply roofs occur when there’s a localized loss of adhesion due to moisture or leaks. Small blisters are not uncommon on the surface of the roof and are usually harmless. They become a concern, however, if the blisters are large or are getting larger as you monitor them – it’s a sign that there’s significant moisture damage on the roof and will need maintenance soon.
Both residential and commercial roofing variants of single-ply roofs are susceptible to wind uplift, with an exceptionally strong wind able to even tear off large portions of the membrane. The cause of the problem here isn’t the wind, but how the membrane roof was initially installed. This risk is the reason why it’s important to hire an experienced contractor like us when you’re planning to install a new flat roofing system.
Flat roofs lose their elasticity as they age, causing them to shrink in certain parts. When this happens, the membrane tears up and cracks, followed by the flashings pulling away due to stress. While roof aging is unavoidable, you can do something about it. Timely maintenance ensures that the roof stays in good condition, and you’ll have a better idea when to replace it.
AnyWeather Roofing is ready to assist you with your roofing concerns. We also offer siding, gutters and general maintenance services. Call us today at (859) 908-0397 to learn more about our services. Our residential and commercial roofing services are available throughout Northern Kentucky and Dayton, OH.