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Sunday, February 28 2016

Commercial Roof Installation Fort Myers

Installing a roof is one of the most complicated construction projects. Because roofing is vital to protect the rest of a house or building from weather and moisture, it's essential that care is taken with every step of its production. The following issues with commercial roof installation in Fort Myers can occur with inexperienced or irresponsible contractors, and may result in future damage and high repair costs.

Adhesion Troubles

Roof installation requires industrial adhesives to seal the seams around joints and flashing. Cold adhesives need time to properly dry, so seams that are accidently exposed to rain or damp before they're completely cured can fail later, as can seams that are not correctly heat-welded. Moisture leaking through these opened seams can cause leaks. Moreover, if the roof's surface isn't fully adhered to the substrate, strong winds can lift up the roof, causing billowing and cracks, and even blowing off the entire roof in gales.

Dead-Level Roofs

Even flat roofs must have some slight degree of slope to allow for drainage. During a commercial roof installation in Fort Myers, tapered insulation, or specially designed ridges known as crickets, should be added to a dead-level roof to keep rainwater from ponding.

Asphalt Heating

The asphalt used to install standard low-slope built-up roofs must be heated to the correct temperature, or else it can hasten aging and cause blistering, the bubbling up of the roof surface. Larger blisters are prone to breaking, leading to leaks. Additionally, the roof's membrane must be properly torched or else slippage and wrinkles can occur. Heated asphalt also poses a significant safety concern due to its high temperature, and proper precautions must be taken when using it to prevent burns and other injuries.

Due to the complex nature of installing roofing systems, many problems can occur during the process. To avoid having to pay for later repairs or replacements, business owners should look for Experienced, trained professionals to handle their commercial roof installation in Fort Myers.

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    Montgomery Winslow Roofing Experts
    PO Box 50338
    Fort Myers, FL 33994
    Phone: 239-694-1056
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