No matter what type of roof you have, it is imperative that you have it inspected before the Spring storms arrive in Georgia. Many factors may affect your roofing material, such as contaminants, drainage, windstorm damage, moisture infiltration, seams, and base attachments.
Following a checklist of where to inspect will make the job more efficient. If your roof has traffic, for example, you would look at the roof access points, walkways, and around mechanical units. In this instance, you would be looking for any membrane cuts or punctures, crushed roof insulation, trash, or sharp objects.
For commercial buildings with kitchens, look around the mechanical units and kitchen exhausts for oil spills or cooking fats or grease. Of course, exposure to these types of contaminants will cause many roofing membranes to lose strength and resiliency. It is essential to realize that periodic inspection is critical to assure that any damage is identified and addressed quickly.
Drainage is a crucial issue that can cause problems with both asphalt and single-ply roofing systems. Inspect on the mid-span of roof beams and joists, large rooftop units, and other typical roof drainage components like roof drain, wall scuppers, and gutters and downspouts.
Wind storms can damage roofing systems in many different ways. The strength of the wind can cause damage to essential roof system attachments, along with exposed sheet metal items, such as gutters and downspouts.
There are numerous ways for moisture to enter the roofing system. Without a doubt, these may include membrane leaks or condensation from internal humidity. Also, the moisture can come through building walls or equipment housings. Finally, there can be latent moisture trapped beneath the roof system.
New roof seams are indeed designed to last many years. But without a doubt, there are times when the seams are subjected to stresses. This constant stress may allow water entry, in particular at intersections and angle changes.
These will not need to be replaced often, but keep in mind that the attachments are subjected to stress and need to be inspected. In fact, after the standard warranty period, it is advisable to renovate by installing new base attachments
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