Owners will sometimes contribute, not knowingly, to
the untimely demise of their roofs by not properly
keeping up the maintenance and care that a roof
needs in order to last. Finding a condition in time
helps a roof have a longer lifespan. Be sure when
inspecting (recommended twice a year) your roof that
you do not see ponding water, slipped flashing, or
Repairs: It is always a better idea to consult a
roofing contractor when your roof is in need of any
maintenance or repairs instead of mending the
problem yourself. West Coast Roofing and
Contracting, Inc. will help you not make a small
and Roof Leaks: With any type of roof if there
is a leak it can and will lead to a major condition.
Leaks can happen with age or damage to a roof.
Blisters should be noted and monitored, if you see
one of considerable size or is ruptured, it should
be repaired. This could also be an indication of
other conditions with the roof and may expedite the
Splitting happens when metal roofs are flashed with
membrane material. They expand and contract at
different rates causing the split.
Water: In a properly built roof, ponding water
should not occur. If there is proper drainage then
the roof can do its job properly. When a flat roof
is installed some type of cricket or tapered
insulation should be used to provide positive
The flashing must be properly installed to prevent
slipping of the membrane and also redirect water.
Laps: Open laps occur when the installer fails
to properly install the field membrane or can also
occur in the flashings. These laps will appear to be
closed but will open up over time.
and Racking: This problem can take place with in
the membrane or flashings. When this material is
"wrinkled" it is commonly referred to as a
Fish Mouth. Movement in the structure can also cause
wrinkles and racking.
and Algae: Algae is the dark discoloration that
is sometimes found on a roofs surface. The moss and
algae take root in the roofs covering. These
organisms also hold moisture, lessening the life of
your roofs surface as well as hurt the appearance.