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3 Ways to Determine if Your Single-Ply Roof Needs a Roof Restoration System

Posted by Nicole Gale on Tue, Jun 02, 2015 @ 11:30 AM

singleply-before-coatingIt is always best to be proactive in regards to fixing and restoring your commercial roof; however, this does not always happen because the roof is “out of sight, out of mind” making it easily the most skipped over element in properly maintaining a building.  The good news is more than likely it is not too late to restore or maintain your existing single-ply roof to new. Roof restoration systems extend the lifespan of your roof, lower roof maintenance costs and if maintained properly in the future, can avoid a costly and timely roof tear-off indefinitely.

Lets dive into the most common signs that your single-ply needs a roof restoration system.

The most obvious of all - when water penetrates the inside of your building you need to do something quickly. Determining the location of the leak can sometimes be difficult but a professional roof inspector can help.

Download our FREE Roof Coating Systems Benefits BrochureDeterioration
Deterioration covers several different aspects. If you notice any of the issues in the list below, when inspecting your roof surface, contact us or call 800-423-9557 immediately so we can evaluate your roof and hopefully provide a roof restoration solution so you avoid a tear-off.

  • Blisters
  • Delamination
  • Deterioration
  • Holes
  • Mechanical Abuse Areas
  • Defects on the Roof Membrane

Learn More About Coating Over  Aged  Single-PliesFailing Joints and SeamsMake sure all the joints and seams are undamaged, watertight and intact. Make sure to double check joint locations at walls, equipment base flashings (HVAC equipment, skylights, etc…) and near pipe penetrations. Make sure all seams holding your single-ply roofing together are working effectively. Seams need to be able to be flexible to expand and contract with the roof’s fluctuations. Seam failure can be the number one cause for damage as water can easily penetrate these areas when they begin aging, chalking and losing their durability and flexibility.

If your single-ply roof is experiencing any of these failures, you will want to consider an AcryShield Roof Maintenance (ARM) System or an AcryPly Roof Restoration System, so you don't have to replace and tear-off your roof later - this will save you thousands of dollars. Download more information on our Roof Maintenance and Roof Restoration Systems, here


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