Why Some Flat Roofs Are Vulnerable To Seam Failure


When installing a roof membrane for a flat roof, it's essential that you have your roof installed by professional flat roof contractors. When flat roof membranes are not installed properly, such as during a DIY installation, they can experience seam failure, and this can lead to the entire roof failing.

Vulnerable Roofs

The types of roofs that are likely to experience seam failure are rubber EPDM, torch down, and modified bitumen. There are specific steps that need to be followed, and the roof needs to be installed using rollers that apply the right amount of pressure. The melted membrane must also reach a specific temperature for the flat roof to be installed properly so that there is no seam failure.

Water Damage

Water follows the path of least resistance and will always travel if it is able to. The water will travel through the layers that are not fused together. However, once you have hired a flat roofing contractor, they will be able to install your flat roof and will make sure that your building is protected from moisture. 

Warning Signs of Water Leaks

If your flat roof is damaged as a result of seam failure, you will likely need to have your roof repaired or replaced. If the roof is damaged, you might notice that there is water dripping inside your building. When you have internal leakage, you'll need to have a flat roof contractor inspect your roof and find out why it is leaking.

When moisture is trapped in the structure of your roof, it can cause your roof to start to bubble. At first, the bubbling might not be noticeable. However, it can grow quickly and ruin your roof. Your roof might also start to develop visible cracks. As openings form in your roof, this will lead to more water infiltration and damage.

If there are leaks, your commercial building might begin to develop a musty odor, and you might start to experience the formation of mold. The smell might not be noticeable at first but will become more serious if the problem is not corrected.

More Serious Problems Might Emerge

If your flat roof has an uneven surface, you might begin to experience ponding on your roof. This is an issue that must be addressed as soon as possible because it can cause your roof to become severely damaged. While replacing your roof can be expensive, it's much more expensive to leave your roof in this state.

Contact a company like Diamond Roofers LLP to learn more. 


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