How Do You Help Prevent Your Commercial Roof From Being Damaged By Sunlight?
Sunlight can cause considerable damage to a commercial roof, and the amount of sunlight you have in your area has a great effect on your roof's overall longevity. The two most common types of commercial roofs are built-up roofs and single-ply membrane roofs. They both use organic materials — asphalt on a built-up roof and either EPDM or TPO on a single-ply membrane roof. Ultraviolet light will slowly break down the hydrocarbon chains in these organic materials, eventually causing them to oxidize and break apart — when damaged, you'll notice asphalt chipping or your single-ply membranes cracking.