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How to Prevent a Roof Membrane Puncture

First impressions last. This popular saying can also be applied to your clients’ first impressions of your commercial space. Imagine customers walking into your commercial property for the first time and seeing a leaky roof, no less! The state of your roof not only affects the day-to-day operations of your business but it may also diminish your company’s integrity. Commercial roof replacement comes as a solid option, but most may prefer a preventive solution first.

You need to take a proactive approach when it comes to repairing and maintaining your commercial roof. Oberg Roofing & Remodeling Inc.’s certified roofing contractors are trained to detect existing problems and prevent them from growing into larger, more costly issues down the road. We’re here to discuss the common ways flat roof membranes get punctured and how to prevent them.

The Causes of Punctures and How to Prevent Them

The main cause of punctures? Heavy foot traffic. People walking or working, combined with impact from dropped items, can lead to punctures or tears in the roof’s membrane easily.

Some animals can scratch at the roof’s surfaces. Also, a big hail storm can also lead to punctures. Screen repair personnel and only hire highly trained and experienced people who know how to correctly walk and work on a roof without puncturing a membrane. You can also warn maintenance workers on how they can avoid causing roof damage and even install walkway pads on areas of your roof where there’s the most foot traffic. Here’s where Oberg Roofing’s certified roofing experts on steel roofs can come in and help.

Switch to Commercial Roofing

Rubber roofing will weaken over time and will also require immediate repair to prevent problems that worsen moving forward. A steel roof replacement is a great option for commercial businesses due to its energy-efficient properties.

Some roofing companies, such as Oberg Roofing & Remodeling, specializes in steel roof installation. Call us now at (651) 300-0688 or (320) 204-2303 for a consultation.  We ensure our commercial roofing systems are durable and built to last in Sauk Rapids, MN.