Lessons from experience

Understanding common single-ply roof system installation mistakes will help you avoid costly repairs


Editor’s note: Following are the author’s opinions about common installation mistakes. Manufacturer instructions will vary. Views expressed are not necessarily those of Professional Roofing or NRCA.


Everyone makes mistakes, and roofing contractors are no exception. But though you may expect to find a slip-up or two in the work of a novice, you’d be surprised by the number of seasoned veterans who repeatedly make errors when working on low-slope roofing projects.

To prevent the pitfalls of subpar single-ply roof system installations, be sure you know how to avoid typical mistakes.

Common mistakes