Blow-offs, tenting, reduced wind uplift resistance, and billowing

Blow-offs, tenting, reduced wind uplift resistance, and billowing

Here at Roofing in Liverpool you would be naive to think that leaks are the only problem that can result from flashing that is badly installed.

Open seams and laps that can on some occasions cause your titles or even your entire roof to blow off can be a consequence of poor work on hot bituminous roofs.

You may have poor puncture resistance, and gravel embedment issues cause by an inadequate amount of fasteners in the base sheet during application of the roofs

Here is the technical bit – ‘Wind uplift resistance can be reduced greatly if seams are not cured adequately on cold-applied systems’. This basically means that seams made with cold adhesives do not have good integrity until the adhesive has cured. If they aren’t properly cured and then they get exposed to the elements (Wind and rain), then moisture will certainly get in and the whole roof system will be damaged as membrane becomes ineffective.

As Liverpool Roofing, we know a roofer must adhere to the substrate in single-ply roofs or you’ll seriously risk a roof blow off or at the minimum some billowing.

A single-ply roofing membranes do a little more to hold things in place, but as with everything an improper job will end up with tenting,flashing problems and membrane damage

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