Not just any type of commercial roofing will suffice for a restaurant or facility that prepares food. Due to discharge from exhaust fans, the roof can quickly degrade. We’ll explain the considerations necessary for adequate restaurant roof protection.
Why a Restaurant Roof Requires Extra Protection
The roof exhaust system releases gas from stoves, ovens, and grills. It may also release remnants of grease. Prolonged exposure causes roofing surfaces to deteriorate, making them soft and spongy. The fumes and oil will also wear out seam adhesives, causing them to lose their bond. For roofs with thermoplastic, the surface will form blisters.
That’s not all. Vented grease may collect around the exhaust fan. This creates trip hazards, not to mention possible pest infestation. Your facility may also be in violation of EPA regulations. Water runoff could potentially carry the grease into the ground or sewer system. Continue Reading →