Most flat roofs in commercial and industrial buildings utilize membranes. They are composed of natural and synthetic materials that help prevent moisture from penetrating through such structures. Despite providing an extra layer of protection, the membranes’ continued exposure to the elements and other notable factors can eventually lead to problems.
Allied Construction Services, your go-to provider of roofing construction services in the area, discusses what makes membranes the weakest link of a commercial roof and how they can be reinforced further.
Problems with membrane roofs can happen in any commercial and industrial property, but most of these are preventable through proper installation. Poor workmanship can reduce the life expectancy of the roof as it gets exposed to leaks, blow-offs during strong winds and punctures during hailstorms.
Also, the lack of foresight during the installation process can also result in ponding water, which is a big threat to the roof’s performance. Any commercial roofing contractor would agree that the weight of water can compromise the structural integrity of not just the whole system but the whole building as well.
Industrial facility managers and commercial property owners should take steps to preserve the whole roofing system. As soon as synthetic rubber, thermoplastic, or modified bitumen has been applied as roof membrane, implementing a proactive preventive maintenance program is going to be necessary.
At Allied Construction Services, we offer maintenance agreements that can help ensure the longevity of their roofing systems. Our roofing pros can perform periodic inspections to detect and address any needed repairs. We take care of commercial membrane roofs so managers and owners of buildings can continue with their daily operations.
Apart from roofing, we also provide commercial construction services, from building remodeling, new construction, and carpentry, to name a few. Call us at (925) 297-5788 to learn more. You may also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve Livermore, CA and the surrounding areas.