A single puncture in your roof is not usually reason enough to hit the panic button, but it could spell the beginning of the end for your roofing system. Any break in it can set the stage for water intrusion. This is especially true if your roof slope is flat. Even if you have good underlayment installed, the sheathing won’t be safe from moisture forever.
To help you stay ahead of roof punctures, it’s imperative that you know what can cause them. Any roofing and siding expert, like NorthWest Construction, would say these are the usual suspects:
Hail impact is bad news to any construction material. Asphalt shingles can lose the mineral granules on their surface that protect them from ultraviolet light. Hailstones can also pop blisters, which could expose the underlying fiberglass mat to the elements.
Single-ply roofing membranes might not survive a hailstorm. Although most products these days are abrasion-resistant, each has a breaking point. When the effect of repeated hail impact goes below the tear threshold, the structural integrity of the material could become questionable.
Not every roof can remain intact when stepped on over and over again. When tackling a porch construction or bathroom remodeling project, not-so-savvy tradespeople might walk all over your roof and puncture the material considerably.
In addition to limiting roof access to minimize foot traffic, working with a renovation company that’s also adept at roofing matters in avoiding puncture problems. Unlike most remodelers, NorthWest Construction is also a trusted roofer.
Drilling holes into your roof can inadvertently puncture the materials. It’s common when reconfiguring your ventilation system, or relocating your satellite dish. When planning a kitchen remodeling project, always ask whether your roof would be left untouched from start to finish. This way, you can avoid punctures and keep your warranty from getting voided.
Set up regular roof checkups to discover and address any red flag as early as possible. Call NorthWest Construction at (313) 277-7676 now to schedule a consultation, and get a FREE estimate in Canton, Farmington Hills or Livonia, MI.