Common Roof Problems: Roof Punctures

imagesThe most common source of a leaking roof is punctures. Punctures do not always leave noticeable damage. This damage can gradually become worse, exposing the roof to sun and weather damage which can weaken the roof system and create leaks. These are some main causes of roof punctures and ways you can prevent them:

Foot Traffic
The risk of damage to a roof from people walking on it is more common with commercial buildings. If you have regular foot traffic on your roof there are a few things you can do to keep your roof in good shape. Installing a padded walkway will help prevent accidental punctures. Another option it to have thicker roof membrane installed in order to limit the chances of damage.

Weather
Storms can blow tree branches and other debris into the roof that can cause punctures and torn shingles. Anytime a storm blows through it is advised to do a quick check up of your roof to make sure there are no visible signs of damage.

Trees and wildlife are some other sources of roof damage. While there isn’t much you can do to control animals climbing a long your roof, it is recommended that you maintain the trees and large plants around the house that could damage the roof in strong winds or storms.

We recommend having your roof inspected by a professional to make sure there is no hidden damage that could slowly become worse over time. If you have roof punctures that need repairs or you would like to schedule a roof inspection in Fort Worth, TX or Dallas, TX, call Pearson Roofing at 972-471-2700 today.