What Is a Roof Puncture?
A roof puncture occurs when weight and sharp pressure creates a hole in roofing material. Punctures are dangerous because they are easily overlooked, more than other types of roofing damage. Moisture may then leak into the vulnerable areas of the roof.
Weather Conditions and Age
One common cause of roof punctures is weather conditions. Debris from a storm with strong winds can hit your roof and compromise its integrity. Branches or other stray materials hurled against your roof during heavy rainfall may create leaks that cause damage to interiors. Older roofing also usually wears over time, making it more susceptible to punctures.
Certain structures like antennas installed on your roof can affect materials beneath and cause punctures to develop. When plumbers, technicians or other personnel go on your roof the foot traffic can deteriorate the condition of your roof and cause punctures. (A flat roof may be more at risk for punctures because weight is not displaced on a flat surface.)
Preventing and Repairing Roof Punctures
Commercial property owners who attempt to DIY repairs may unintentionally cause more harm than good to their roofing. Specialised knowledge and experience in roofing installation can help avoid accidental roof punctures and other problems.
Ascent Roofing offers free roof inspections and estimates in Auckland. If you are looking into repairing or replacing your roof, or just want to learn more about our services and how Ascent Roofing can help you, call us today at 09 218 50 46 or send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org