If you have a commercial building with a rubber membrane roof, you might be wondering how often you have to replace it. These kinds of roofs have a lifespan of around 20 years. However, Minnesota’s harsh climate can occasionally cause roofs to wear out faster. For example, in the winter, rubber membrane roofs could start to crack when it gets extremely cold outside because rubber gets more brittle as it ages. If you have cracks, you’ll want to have the roof replaced as these little cracks could allow rain and melting ice to get into the building, causing much more expensive damages.
During the summer, it is possible that a really hot stretch can cause the seals of the membrane to break down. You should check your roof frequently to make sure that there aren’t any seams coming loose or shifting during periods of intense heat.
Fortunately, many of these damages can be fixed without undergoing a full roof replacement. If you’re not sure, give your commercial roofing professionals at All American Roofing and Restoration a call, and we’ll come out and give you a free estimate of potential repair or replacement plans.