A new roof isn’t cheap. And unfortunately, we’ve seen too many roofs that need replacing far too early. Without proper maintenance, you’ll likely end up having to replace your roof five to 10 years sooner than you would a well-maintained roof. When you keep up on maintenance, you can maximize the lifespan of your roofing system, saving you money in the long run.
If you’re wondering why you should consider hiring a contractor, the short answer is that hiring a flat roof contractor can help you extend the life of your roof while getting the most out of your investment. Here’s how.
Protection From Ponding
Flat roofs are highly vulnerable to water ponding. When rainwater or melted snow pools on the earth, it can do the same on a roof, weakening roofing materials and causing leaks or other structural problems. To prevent this, a contractor ensures that your roof drains properly. If you notice any ponding, contract your commercial roofing contractor to make sure that the problem is resolved before it leads to more expensive issues or the need for a whole roof replacement.
After long-term exposure to the elements and UV rays, roofing materials become susceptible to cracking along the membrane. These cracks most frequently occur after extended periods of freezing and thawing. If you notice a crack and don’t address it quickly, these minor cracks can soon result in larger cracks and splits developing. The sooner you have cracks repaired, the more money you’ll save in the long run.
Ridges typically appear as long, narrow gaps that occur along membranes that are not securely attached. Ridges happen when bituminous materials build up within the joints between roof insulation, often due to condensation and moisture buildup. If you notice ridges appearing on your roof, resolving the issue as quickly as possible reduces the likelihood that more severe problems like water leaks or structural damage will occur.
Blisters occur when air gets trapped between the layers of your roofing system. These blisters appear as elevated pockets on your flat roof and reduce the stability of your roof. Blisters can result in more extensive damage, especially as weather changes.
When air or water becomes trapped in the blister, temperature changes can cause the size of the blister to fluctuate on a daily basis. That’s why it’s critical to identify the root cause of a blister because it may be symptomatic of deeper structural problems.
Energy Efficiency Measures
A local flat roofing contractor stays on top of the latest energy efficiency measures, rebates, and incentives to ensure that you’re getting the most value out of your roof. With a flat roof contractor, you can be confident that you’re maximizing the lifespan of your roofing system while saving money on utility bills.
If you’ve noticed any of these symptoms on your roof, now’s the time to get in touch with C.I. Services, so we can ensure that your roof is prepared to last for years to come. At the same time, we’ll make sure your roofing materials are as up to date and energy efficient as possible.