It’s not always the roofing panels or shingles that eventually wear out. Often, the roofing attachments begin showing signs of wear before the shingles. For residential and commercial roofs, one common treatment is heat welded seams. This method is known for its long-lasting durability and multitude of benefits.
The Advantages of Heat Welded Seams
Heat welded seams can resist strong environmental exposure to heat, cold, high gusts, stormy weather, and UV rays. When damage does occur to other types of attachments, however, welded seams provide a long-term and cost-effective solution. The process is just as viable for repairs as it is for new roof installations.
By contrast, when contractors apply low-quality adhesives, a form of roofing tape needs to be applied over the seams every seven to 10 years.
Moisture is a serious threat to any contemporary structure. Rain and high humidity can cause structural damage induced by mold and mildew. Heat welded seams are roughly six times stronger than the typical roofing adhesive. Heat welding also leads to seams that are tougher than the roofing membrane surrounding them. The finished result is a water-tight seal that holds up to pooling water and even high and low alkaline conditions.
Single-ply membranes that use welded seams are also known for their Energy Star ratings. Common membranes include thermoplastic olefin (TPO) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC), both acclaimed for their high UV reflective properties. This cuts cooling costs and also reduces carbon footprint.
Improve Your Roof’s Quality
Making updates to your commercial or residential roof? Contact Urbizo Bros Roofing for an initial inspection. View our gallery to check out some of our past renovations. Many of our projects have included heat welded seams that last decades.
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