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When roofers install a new roof, they put a layer of felt paper underneath the roof materials. This layer helps keep water out during the roofing process and later if a shingle falls off or is damaged. It also gives a layer between the wood and shingles, which is helpful with asphalt shingles so they don’t get fused to the wood from heat. While there are various types of underlayment available, the tradition felt type is really all you need. Nonetheless, there are some different options within this category, so here is some more information for you about the variations in felt underlayment:
Blistering and alligatoring are two problems that are common among membrane roofing systems. Alligatoring is a crazed cracking pattern in the roof’s surfacing. It looks a lot like alligator skin, which is where the name comes from. Blistering is a different phenomenon in which bubbles form underneath the roof’s membrane. Blistering sometimes results in cracks, but unlike alligatoring, the cracks caused by blisters are usually follow the length of the blister rather than forming a pattern.
It's just a little wind. Most commercial business owners will hear the wind pick up outside and never give it a second thought unless the lights begin to flicker and the electricity goes out to affect operations. Yet you should also be aware that any time the wind picks up outside, your commercial roof is taking the brunt force of it. Yes, that structure above your head can be seriously affected when the wind picks up outside as damage from a little wind can cause the roof system to fail.
Having a maintenance program is essential for your roof. Many roofing warranties require one, so without it, you could forfeit your warranty. Sometimes, you can even get a warranty extension if your company has a good enough maintenance program. You have different options for a roof maintenance program, so choose one based on the needs and resources of your business.
Most modern shingle roofs are rated to withstand 90 mile-per-hour winds, although there are roofing products available for hurricane and tornado-prone areas that can withstand winds up to 150 MPH. Yet, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says that light structural damage – including damage to shingle roofing – starts at wind speeds of 50 MPH.
From drips and leaks to gutters that aren’t draining properly, there are several problems that affect the way your gutter system works. The following issues are common among both residential and commercial gutters, but fortunately, each problem is relatively easy to fix. We’ll show you the signs that indicate a faulty gutter system and a few ways to fix the problem once you’ve located it.
Now that spring is officially here with the growing plants and sunshine warmth, there also comes the rain and storms that makes for some spring challenges for residential and commercial roofs. Before the spring showers begin building owners you should begin your roof inspection to know the current condition of your roofing system.
Thankfully, winter is over; many states got more snow than they had seen in decades. Elsewhere, unprecedented cold temperatures, freezing rain, black ice on the roads, and damage to property was just as bad. Hopefully, the snow has melted enough for home and business owners to take stock of their property and examine their roofs for structural or other damage.
Periodic building maintenance allows for business operations to run unimpeded throughout the workday. After the harsh winter passes to make way for spring, most building maintenance focuses on the outdoor landscape and cleaning up the property. Often people forget to look upwards toward the roof where the most damage has occurred.