July 6th, 2009
This failed wall could have been prevented, Had they installed an appropriate wall flashing. This roof was installed by a licensed Arizona roofing contractor. These are cornner cutting methods that will cost you the consumer alot of money later on. This is not uncommon to see.
Incorrect wall detail fails
This next picture is about a 3 year old modified roof that has buckles and a failed membrane seam.
This is a preventable problem. This roof also installed by a licensed Arizona roofing contractor.
This is not to say all roofing contractors are bad it just shows the need for an independent roof inspection before and after the work is completed. In both cases this could have been prevented.
This is a failed membrane seam.
June 28th, 2009
The need for Roof maintenance Is an extremely important aspect of your roof health and life. You wouldn’t Let your car run out of oil or never change it. Just the same your roof needs maintenance. This is Especially important with flat roofs without regular maintenance you can potentially reduce your roofs life span by 50%.
Roof Maintenance programs can be reasonably inexspensive and may consist of the following things depending on what type of roof you have.
2. Re-sealing of pipes and flashings.
3. Cleaning of gutters and drains.
4. Spot patching of worn and degrading areas.
5. Replacing torn or missing shingles.
6. Replacing broken or missing tiles.
7. Checking to make sure edge metals are securly fasten.
The Case for roof maintenence
Roof drains that have debris blocking them like this leads to roof faliures
Keeping Trees cut back away from roofs Is something your landscapers can and should be doing. Tree litter is one of the biggest sources for roof deterioration.
Tree litter is one of the biggest sources of roof Deterioration