Single-ply membrane roofs are among the most popular roofing options on the market and for good reason. These roofs come with a flexible membrane that gives it waterproof properties. With every product comes a lot of benefits, but all of them have their flaws.
Here are some common issues.
- Shrinkage Over time, your single-ply roof will age and lose its elasticity. It will start to shrink and put stress on your flashings, which will tear through the membrane that has pulled away from your property. Also, if your membrane cracks, shrinkage will usually follow.
- Blisters Roofing blisters are caused by the loss of adhesion of the roof membrane from the underlying roofing material. These are also caused by excess heat trapped in the attic rising into your roof membrane. These form bubbles that will eventually pop once they have expanded too much. Most of the time, this is a sign of additional moisture beneath the membrane. Contact your roofing contractor to help you get to the root of the problem.
- Membrane Puncturing Without the assistance of a hard-top layer, most single-ply membranes can be easily punctured by loose gravel, nails, screws or dropped sharp-edged tools. This can be solved by regularly cleaning your roofing system and keeping loose debris away from your membrane.
- Quick Adhesive Weakening Compared to other adhesives, the ones on your single-ply roof deteriorate quickly when exposed to the searing summer heat. You wouldn’t experience this kind of problem as much with asphalt, slate and clay tiles. However, with the proper installation tools and methods implemented by a professional, such as installing heat-resistant seals, can help make your adhesives last longer.
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