It’s not always the roofing panels or shingles that eventually give out. Often, the roofing attachments begin showing signs of wear first. For residential and commercial roofs, one popular attachment method is heat welded seams. This method is known for its long-lasting durability and a plethora of additional benefits.
The Benefits of Heat Welded Seams
Heat welded seams can withstand heavy environmental exposure to heat, cold, high winds, adverse weather, and UV rays. When damage does occur to other types of attachments, though, heat welded seams provide a long-term and affordable solution. The process is just as viable for repairs as it is for a new roof installation.
By contrast, when lower quality adhesives are used, a special type of roofing tape needs to be applied over the seams every seven to 10 years.
Moisture is a major threat to any modern structure. Rain and high humidity can lead to structural damage caused by mold and mildew. Heat welded seams are about six times stronger than most common roofing adhesives. Heat welding also creates seams that are typically stronger than the roofing membrane around them. The end result is a water-tight seal that stands up to ponding water and even high and low alkaline conditions.
Single-ply membranes that use heat welded seams are also known for their Energy Star ratings. Common membranes include thermoplastic olefin (TPO) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC), which are known for their high UV reflective properties. This helps save on cooling costs, not to mention that it cuts down on your carbon footprint.
Improve Your Roof’s Quality
Seeking improvement to your commercial or residential roof? Call Urbizo Bros Roofing for an initial inspection. Check out our gallery to see some of our handy work. Many of our projects have included heat welded seams that last decades.
Edited by Justin Vorhees
Durable and Long-Lasting Roofing
Quality roof replacement & repair in Edmonds, Seattle, Lynnwood, Mill Creek, Mercer Island, Mukilteo & South Everett