Commercial Roofing Q&A

Commercial Roofing Q&A

Commercial Roofing Q&A

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What Wears Out A Roof?

  • Exposure… Either long-term exposure to the elements (sun, water, freeze-thaw, etc.) or short-term exposure to damaging air pollutants and chemicals

 

  • Structural Movement… Such as building settlement or expansion/contraction not accommodated by the roofing system

 

  • Biological Growth… Such as vegetation in areas of standing water or algae

 

  • Not Fixing Problems Promptly… These can add up to a much shorter roof life—e.g., if a small problem is not repaired, then a large amount of insulation can be damaged

 

  • Forgetting About Maintenance… This is perhaps the biggest cause of premature roof failure

 

  • Change In The Use Of The Building… e.g., an increase in the interior relative humidity of a building can cause severe condensation problems within the roofing system

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