It’s no secret that a single-ply membrane roofing system on your commercial building delivers a long list of benefits, like improved energy efficiency, waterproof protection, fire resistance, and affordability.
Many commercial building owners wonder how they can help improve the lifespan of their single-ply roofing system to protect your building and provide energy cost savings for many years. Whether you have a PVC or TPO single-ply roof, there are several steps you can take to add life to your commercial rooftop.
Use a Certified Installer for Your Single-Ply Roofing System
The first step to ensure that your single-ply roofing system lasts for years is to make sure a trusted roofing contractor installs it. Faulty installation leads to issues with your roof, including leaks and cracks in the roofing material. Choosing a certified installer, like Silver Creek Commercial Roofing, ensures your low-sloped or flat roof lives up to the many benefits of single-ply membrane roofs.
And if you’re having problems with water leakage due to poor installation by another roofing contractor, contact SCC Roofing to see how we can repair and restore your roof to bring it back to its intended waterproof protection.
Keep Your Roof Clean
Another way to add many years of life to a roof is to add roof cleaning to a regular cleaning and maintenance schedule. About once a month, have someone remove any debris on your roof that could cause clogs in drains, which could lead to rot.
Fallen tree limbs can damage the roof, and if left on the roofing material for too long, it could cause staining. If tree limbs are frequently a problem for your roof, consider hiring a company to maintain your trees and keep them clear from falling on your building’s rooftop.
Inspect Your Roof After Severe Storms
Unfortunately, trees falling on your roof sometimes can’t be prevented when it comes to severe storms. After extreme weather, it’s a good idea to inspect your roof for damage. Look for “ponding” or areas of the rooftop where water gathers. This standing water can lead to issues in warmer months, like mold growth or bug infestation, but also in the colder months when it can freeze and damage your roof from too much weight on it.
Limit The People Who Go on Your Roof
It may seem like we’re suggesting frequent trips to your roof are necessary to add years of life to it. But that’s simply not the case. You should limit the number of people on your roof, as they can damage it if they wear improper shoes or if they drop a tool on it.
You should train only a few persons to go on the roof for cleaning and post-storm inspections. In addition, any snow removal performed on the rooftop should be done by a qualified person who knows how to avoid damaging membrane roofs.
Perform Semi-Annual Inspections
Perhaps the best way to avoid damage to your single-ply roofing system and ensure its highly reflective properties provide energy savings for you is to perform semi-annual inspections by a roofing professional. They should look for cracks, ponding water, signs of damage, insect infestation, or mold. If the technician finds any issues, you should check your warranty to see if the repairs are covered and schedule the repairs without hesitation.
Know Your Warranty
Not all roofing systems come with a warranty that lasts for decades. However, at SCC Roofing, our roof technicians are warranty-certified and only use products from Conklin Roofing Systems. As a result, you get a fantastic 20-year non-prorated warranty on the Flexion™ single-ply membrane system. Contact us for details!
Schedule Repairs Without Delay
Whether the necessary repairs are covered under warranty or not, scheduling them as soon as possible helps ensure your TPO roof or PVC roof will last for many years. Luckily, one of the many benefits of a single-ply membrane roof is its ease of installation so that repairs can be scheduled and completed promptly. SCC Roofing can help with all of your roof repair and restoration needs.
Contact Silver Creek Commercial Roofing For a Free Inspection
Improving the life of your single-ply roofing system means taking a proactive approach rather than a reactive one. Typically, customers only call for roofing repair when there is a leak or damage to their roof. However, a smart business owner knows that regular roof cleanings, inspections, and limited roof personnel will add years of life to their durable single-ply membrane roof.
Schedule a free on-site inspection today to have a certified installer from Silver Creek Commercial Roofing evaluate your roof with an honest assessment and restore it to its leak-free condition.