Flat roof repair can be tricky. There are a wide range of available roofing systems, and repairs vary according to the type of roof you have. Accent Roofing of Amarillo is experienced with all types of flat roofing systems. Their expertise with flat roofing means your repairs are done correctly and your roof is secure.
One type of flat roof is a PVC (polyvinyl chloride) roof. This roofing system is a single-ply membrane made from thick, flexible, UV-resistant material. Benefits of a PVC roof include resistance to ponding water, fire safe roofing, energy efficiency, and long term performance. Regular inspections of your PVC roofing system are required in order to discover and repair potential problems before they become big problems.
PVC roof repair is not too complicated. It is unusual to have to replace PVC flat roofing before the end of its average twenty year life span. However, all roofing can experience problems. Accent Roofing of Amarillo is equipped to identify and locate problem areas of your PVC roofing and repair them properly.
Some potential problems leading to repair for your PVC roofing include cold, cracked, or punctured roofing. In this day and age, most PVC flat roofing is reinforced with thick woven fibers. The reinforcement improves the roof’s ability to withstand a variety of weather extremes. Roofing installed before it became common practice to reinforce the roof may be more vulnerable. PVC roofing that has not been reinforced is more susceptible to cold temperatures. In fact, it could crack and shatter simply from being stepped on. It is uncommon for PVC roofing to experience punctures, but it is not impossible. Sharp tools dropped on the roof or broken branches could tear or puncture the roofing membrane leading to leaks.
Asphalt and PVC are not compatible roofing materials. Both materials will be damaged should they come in contact. PVC becomes discolored, stiff, and begins to age prematurely. The asphalt softens and bleeds. If the two do come in contact, repairs will be necessary. Asphalt on your PVC roof noticed immediately can be cleaned up with a non-solvent based cleaner. If it’s not noticed promptly, the asphalt will be impossible to remove and a repair will be required. In some cases, the entire roof could be damaged.
Another repair that could be necessary will occur in the seams of the PVC roof. The advantage of PVC flat roofing is its heat-welded seams. Heat-welded seams offer greater flexibility in the roofing system. This flexibility helps the roof better withstand varying temperatures over a longer period of time. Seams that are improperly welded are weak and can lead to leaks in the roof. If your PVC roofing was installed incorrectly, repairs may need to be made more frequently.
Due to potential contamination, if your PVC flat roof is in need of repair, call Accent Roofing of Amarillo. Our professional staff will quickly repair cracks and holes in your PVC roof using the correct materials. Before they begin repairs, the area will be inspected and then cleaned. The damaged area will be cleaned using an acetone based cleaner as oil based cleaners can cause the vinyl to break down. After the area is cleaned, the patch will be adhered.
Accent Roofing of Amarillo is available to help you repair your PVC roof in a timely manner. Our staff is experienced and works toward complete customer satisfaction. We want to ensure the safety of everyone under your roof.