Single ply membrane roofs are often used for any number of reasons ranging from durability, ease of install, and suitability for flat and slightly slanted roofs.

However, depending on the type of single ply membrane roof chosen, problems can arise without proper maintenance and regular inspections.

  • Shrinkage
    EPDM roof membrane is prone to shrinkage. On a large roof, this can result in the loss of several feet of material. This causes bridging or failure at flashing and termination points. Typically, this problem occurs on a large building with a “ballast” system that was not installed correctly.
  • Material Failure
    EPDM lap splicing cements used on roofs can be unreliable. Whether your roof uses a neoprene polymer or a butyl polymer, there are chances for failures in splicing and flashing, which can lead to damage during even mild weather.
  • Improper Installation
    TPO roofing is energy efficient, adaptable to different-sized buildings, and uses welds that are more durable than glues, but it is easily installed incorrectly. Welds, if done poorly, will fail. In addition, TPO is relatively new to the market, so there is not a proven long-term track record.
  • Wear and Tear
    Even in the best weather conditions, roofs are bound to suffer some damage over time. Damage that often goes unnoticed until the problems get big. And get expensive.

If you’ve experienced any severe weather, or your roof is over 10 years old, contact us today for a FREE roof inspection. We are a certified roofing company with more than 30 years of combined industry experience, a staff of specialists, inspectors, and engineers, along with the certifications and credentials to back us up.