Roof punctures are an unfortunate common occurrence especially for flat roof commercial buildings. Thankfully, there are several ways to manage and prevent punctures from happening. It is important to have a professional roof inspector thoroughly check the condition of your roof in case some puncture damage is not visible.
Punctures should be repaired immediately to prevent the damage from spreading and causing problems within the main roof structure. Here are some common causes of roof punctures and how to prevent them in the future:
Commercial buildings are susceptible to roof punctures due to regular foot traffic from HVAC workers or maintenance personnel. We recommend having a walkway installed to give repairmen a designated path to roof equipment without potentially damaging the roofing material.
Storms and high wind are unavoidable causes of damage due to debris being tossed around. After a storm has come through it is important to check the condition of your roof to look for punctures or torn shingles that need repairs.
Falling tree branches are a common cause of tears and punctures to the roof. Keeping the trees and tall plants around your home trimmed and maintained will help prevent damage from broken limbs in high winds.
Need roof repairs in St. Louis, MO? Call Conner Roofing at (314) 696-5886 to talk to one of our professional roofing team members today. We will do a full inspection of your roof to find even the smallest cracks in order to make repairs to keep the problem from making it’s way into the internal roof structure. Feel free to call with any questions you may have and to get more information about our roofing services.