Experienced roofers know that there can be no margin for error when installing a commercial roof. At Wilson Roofing, our years of experience and in-depth knowledge about the industry have allowed us to avoid potential problems resulting from mistakes in commercial roofing. In today’s blog, we take a look at four common, yet avoidable roofing mistakes.
1. Improper Nailing
Fastening nails helps keep the roof secure and stable. This seemingly simple task can result in problems if done incorrectly. Under-driven nails open the roofing system to moisture. Water may penetrate through such gaps and into the inner layers of the roof, causing further damage.
2. Use of Non-Compatible Materials
Amateur roofers often make the mistake of combining materials that are not designed to go together, like using plastic cement on singly-ply membranes, or installing a material that can’t accommodate the needs of the roof. As an experienced commercial roofing service provider, it is part of our job to ensure the roofing system we install suits the project.
3. Failure to Create Proper Roof Slope
Even “flat” roofs need to be slightly sloped. Failure to calculate and install the correct slope leaves the roof vulnerable to serious drainage issues that can lead to widespread water damage in the commercial property.
4. Failure to Address Leaks
Getting ahead of leaks is critical in maximizing the roof’s service life. Installing leak barriers gives the roof extra protection in areas with a high risk of water infiltration. Leak barriers should be present in vents, skylights and existing roof penetrations.
Apart from commercial roofing, we also provide residential roofing, siding and deck repair, and other exterior services. Expect a mistake-free roof installation or repair for your commercial property. Call us today at (855) 501-2220 to get started. You may also fill out our contact form to schedule a free estimate or service request. We serve residents in Austin, TX, and nearby areas.