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Commercial Roofing: Expectations Versus Reality

Commercial roofing systems are typically made up of tar and gravel (built-up), sprayed polyurethane foam, single ply, PVC and TPO (thermoplastic), EPDM or thermoset roofing, metal roofing, and modified bitumen roofing.

These differ from residential roofing materials because the roofs on commercial buildings protect entirely different structure types. Commercial roof systems protect low-slope and flat roofs and help remediate leaks, water ponding, and other roof repair needs specific to an industrial building or warehouse.

Yet just as there are myths circulated regarding residential roofing, the commercial roofing industry has myths to debunk. We’ve listed a few of them here to help property owners make the best decision regarding the life of their building’s roof.

If My Roof Isn’t Leaking, It’s Fine

Leaks are not the only indicator that your commercial roof may need to be repaired or restored. Granted, a leaking roof is probably the most obvious sign of a troubled industrial roof system but other weaknesses in your commercial roof can include:

  • Splits in your EPDM roofing membrane
  • Punctures in an SPF roofing system, PVC, or through a TOP roof membrane
  • Its age. Is your commercial roof older than 20 years?
  • Numerous patching spots
  • Rusting in metal roofs
  • Blistering

Roof Inspections are Costly and Unnecessary

Keystone Commercial Roofing professionals will conduct a free inspection and consultation to determine what is needed to solve your building’s roofing issues.

Routine roof inspections can catch small needed repairs and prevent them from becoming large, expensive repairs down the line. If your commercial roof is nearing age 20, you’ll especially want to conduct routine inspections or call professionals to examine it for signs of wear and tear that could lead to failure in its ability to provide shelter.

A Bad Roof Requires an Entire Roof Replacement

If weak spots are discovered in your building’s roof, or if you have a commercial roof that’s leaking, you don’t necessarily need an expensive replacement. Instead, Conklin commercial roofing systems can restore the protective properties of your roof without the expense of an entire roof replacement or a messy, labor-intensive tear-off.

Our team of Conkin-preferred roofing professionals can restore your metal, EPDM, rubber, or PVC roof and extend the lifespan of its protective properties. Our roof coatings can restore your commercial roof’s watertight status, extend the life of your commercial roof, and place it under warranty. We can save your thousands in roof repair costs.

I’ll Need to Shut Down My Business

When Keystone Commercial Roofing pros repair or restore your commercial roof, there is no need to interrupt your business operations. Also, we have COVID-19 precautions in place to keep our customers and our employees safe. Using CompanyCam, we are able to update building owners on their project without social contact. This lowers the risk of exposing our employees or property owners to the coronavirus. The photo app enables us to automatically connect worksite progress and oversight, easily shared with our customers.

Our services do not require you to shut down your facility while we restore your roof. Call or email us to learn more.