Although we don’t experience severe winter weather like other parts of the nation, winter in the Dallas/Fort Worth area can result in some of the same problems for your commercial roofing in Fort Worth. An older roof, or one in need of roof repair can progress from needing minor repair to major damage, and potentially even roof replacement. So don’t delay those repairs for roof problems any longer, winter is just around the corner.
In time, all roofing will need repair. Routine maintenance and inspection identifies issues before they become larger, and more costly problems. There are specific roofing issues that are among the most common, and include:
Alligatoring is a form of cracking of the roof surface with distinctive cracks similar to an alligator hide. The suns drying effects are the cause. The cracks begin on the surface and over time can penetrate through the thickness, resulting in leaks. Once water penetrates the roof, repair or replacement of the commercial roofing in Fort Worth will be required.
Blistering occurs when moisture becomes trapped within the membrane plies, or between the membrane and substrate. As the outside temperature increases throughout the day, the rapped gas or vapor expands, forming a blister on the membrane. An intact blister does not allow further moisture to accumulate, though it can lead to weakening of the membrane and result in leaks and roof failure if not addressed. Blistering increases the vulnerability of the commercial roofing in Dallas against wind uplift.
Crazing occurs when fine cracks develop on singly-ply membranes. The cracks begin on the outer layer, and if not addressed will penetrate the full thickness of the membrane, resulting in roof leaks. Crazing occurs as the membrane ages, dries out, and shrinks. It is a result of aging, but heat can speed up the process.
Flashing that is damaged, loose or has failed seals can result in roof leaks. Flashing may be found at the roof perimeter and roof penetrations in commercial roofing in Fort Worth. Flashing is installed around the roof perimeter and intrusions such as pipes.
Metal Roofs can eventually experience rust and corrosion when the protective coating, paint or galvanizing of the roof wears off, exposing the bare metal. A professional roofer can provide restoration services to a metal roof. Restoration is the removal of rust, treatment of the area with rust inhibitor, and coating the roof to restore a like new finish. Routine inspection will reveal when rust occurs, providing the opportunity for a fast response. Roof coating can provide protection for metal roofs at risk for rust due to advancing age, and extend its lifespan indefinitely.
Ponding refers to standing water on a flat or low-slope roof. Ponding is the source of biological growth, sediment deposition, roof deterioration, and leaks. Furthermore, the area of ponding can increase in size over time. The results in increasing weight on the roof, and the potential for roof collapse. Never ignore ponding on your commercial roofing in Fort Worth as it requires prompt attention.
Seam Failure can occur as the roofing material shrinks and loses elasticity with age and weathering. In addition, the rendering of poor quality seams by the roofer can cause premature failure of seams. Seam failure can result in leaks and additional damage to the roof membrane. Prompt roof repair is required to prevent structural and roof damage.
Shrinkage most commonly occurs in single-ply roof membranes. The membrane shrinks due to weathering, improper manufacture, or poor installation. Heat aging is a common factor, and is due to heat and the UV radiation from the sun, resulting in the loss of flexibility and shrinkage of the membrane.
Providing prompt repair of roofing problems can mean the difference between roof repair and roof replacement. Longhorn Construction’s experienced roofing professionals will assess the roof’s condition, estimate the remaining lifespan, and identify the best solution to ensure the integrity of your building’s commercial roofing in Fort Worth. Our commercial roofers provide roofing repair you can rely on.
Our professional roofers offer a variety of solutions for your building’s commercial roofing in Fort Worth. This enables us to match your energy goals and budget with your roofing needs. Whether you need new commercial roofing in Fort Worth, roof repair, or budget friendly roof coating to extend the existing roof’s lifespan; our professional roofers can provide the solution you need. In addition, you can rely on Longhorn to practice the highest standards in the roofing industry, with the quality and superior customer support we are known for statewide.
Longhorn Construction offers emergency services to ensure we can be there when you need us the most. Severe storms, wind and hail can cause damage to your building’s commercial roofing in Fort Worth. It is strongly recommended to inspect the roof and drains after severe weather events, and remove debris. If damage is noted, give us a call, we will be glad to help.
If your roof is in need of repairs now, give us a call, Longhorn Construction will take care of your roof repairs before winter’s grip on your commercial roofing in Fort Worth costs you a bundle.
Longhorn Construction is a licensed, bonded and insured commercial roofing contractor. Our experience ensures first quality roofing solutions for roof problems you can rely on. Contact us today to receive a free roofing estimate for commercial roofing in Fort Worth and throughout the State of Texas.