Whether they occur suddenly or slowly with the passage of time, roofing problems can always cause financial damage when you consider the cost to get them fixed down the road. There are several roofing issues that occur more times as compared to conventional issues and as such there are specific roofing services that are needed to fix them or sometimes just remedy them due to the cost it takes. Premature failure of roofs can cause damage which then leads to service life being reduced. While this is not meant to be any sort of a diagnostic guide, it will have things listed in it that can be common issues that are battled by the owners of buildings and by professional roofing services that are hired to repair them.
The Number 1 Roofing Service Requested is for Moisture and Roof Leaks
Regardless of the type of roof you have, when you have a leak, you have a problem. Leakages in roofs can happen for a variety of reasons. The type of roof that is called a built-up roof – BUR – can experience roof leaks when there are flashing details that were not properly fastened when they were installed.
When it comes to bitumen roofs, doesn’t really matter if they are torch applied or simply just hot bituminous roofs, bitumen roofs are known to begin leaking if there is a lack of a proper barrier for moisture installed beneath a coping cap on the parapet walls. This can also be the result of improper installation of the flashing. Backwater and head lamps are an additional bit of mod installation that can allow there to be an infiltration of moisture. This can lead to blisters and leaks which then lead to the failure of the roof. When the roof is bitumen that has been applied cold, materials that are improperly stored can lead to the infiltration by moisture into the roof and then the insufficient application of an adhesive can lead to roof leaks and poor lamination.
It is also common for leaks to occur due to single ply membrane roofing being installed with poor attention to the seams. The membranes will hold the water so the seams must be heat welded or properly glued.
Number 2: Tenting, Blow-offs, Reduced Resistance to Wind Uplift and Billowing
The second one of the most common causes of needing an immediate quality roofing services and repairs is tenting, blow-offs, reduced resistance to wind uplift and billowing flashing that has been installed improperly can cause more than just leaks. When it comes to hot bituminous roofs, when the flashing has been attached poorly there can be the occurrence of open laps and seams that can ultimately lead to parts of the roofing actually blowing off. Similar consequences can occur when there is poor embedment of the gravel or an inadequate number of fasteners used in the bottom sheet while the application of torch applied and hot bituminous roofs is going on.