Summer brings a whole host of advantages with it. For instance, it’s one of the best seasons to conduct repairs around your home or on your residential roofing system. While summer may not pose too much of a threat to residential properties, it does pose a problem for commercial buildings, particularly the flat roof. Due to the heat that summer brings with it, it’s likely that your commercial roof will face some adverse effects if you don’t keep an eye on it.
In this post, Feller Roofing of New Braunfels discusses the numerous ways summer can affect or even damage your flat roof.
Blistering in a flat roof can occur when water penetrates the felt and gets heated all day, causing it to expand and lift from the structure itself. This can lead to a bigger problem so if you spot blistering in your roof, call a professional to fix it as soon as possible.
The endless cycle of heating and cooling can cause conventional flat roofs to expand and contract and allow water penetration. This can easily be avoided by using modern materials, such as single-ply PVC, for their watertight coverings that can withstand the elements.
Damage to your flashing can be caused by fungal growth due to moisture build-up. With that in mind, have your roofing system inspected by a professional to identify the areas where the flashing is damaged. Otherwise, your flat roof is guaranteed to fail.
Improper installation of a roof is already a problem in itself, but heat-related problems on an improperly installed roof are even worse. The probability of heat damage will be accelerated and the inferior structural materials used can cause your roof to sag in the middle and allow rainwater to pool. If a roofing inspector discovers this is indeed the problem with your roof, a replacement is necessary to avoid further problems.
While summer is known to be a dry season, it can bring some summer storms with it. With that in mind, proper drainage is needed for every roofing system, especially flat roofs. If the water isn’t drained from the roof within 72 hours, it can cause water to leak into your commercial building and encourage mold growth that may cause respiratory problems in the household.
Turn to Feller Roofing of New Braunfels for your home improvement needs. We are your number one provider of roof repair and replacement services. Give us a call at (830) 214-2400 or fill out our contact form for a free estimate. We serve homeowners in New Braunfels, TX, and other nearby areas.