Aluminum is often a preferred roofing material for its lightweight, anti-corrosive, and thermal conductivity properties. (Galvanized steel is also commonly used in roofing, however, it’s heavier and more expensive.)
You can easily find several aluminum roof coating products on the market that promise an easy, low-cost fix to roof problems. They’re likely sitting on the shelves of your local home improvement store ready for do-it-yourselfers to purchase and use.
When it comes to the integrity of your commercial roof, we want to warn building owners to keep a few things in mind before deciding to go that route.Continue reading Warning: Aluminum Coatings & Metal Roofs
EPDM roofing is used worldwide to protect industrial buildings. While Keystone Commercial Roofing does not install EPDM, we may be able to extend the life of your existing EPDM roof and we can install roof coating systems that restore an EPDM roof’s ability to provide proper shelter.
Curious about EPDM? We answer popular questions about this often-used flat roof system.Continue reading FAQs About EPDM Roofing (with Answers)
Through our years of experience working on commercial roofs, we’ve come across some common roof issues. If you’re a property manager or building owner, you’ll want to be alert to these signs of roof damage and weak spots. We offer free onsite roof inspections and can help you determine if there are weaknesses in your commercial roof.Continue reading 5 Common Roof Problems Your Building Might Have (with photos)
Building managers and property owners know that preventative roof maintenance can save thousands of dollars when it keeps repairs in check.
Small leaks that are detected early can be a less expensive fix than leaks left unrepaired. Doing so helps you avoid water damage to the contents in your building and avoid risking the health of staff inside the building who could be threatened by mold or rotted framing caused by leaks.
Read: 5 ways a Roof Leak Could Destroy Your Warehouse
Yet any weakness in a building roof is one that deserves attention. The following are a few common areas that pose a risk for anyone repairing or restoring a commercial roof. Fortunately, Keystone Commercial Roofing uses a photo app that helps create awareness of these areas for our installation crew.Continue reading Neglected Roof Maintenance Hot Spots [and a checklist for facility managers]
A roof inspection could end up saving your thousands in future repairs. So how much does a professional roof inspection cost?
Costs may vary, depending on the type of commercial roof you have, its size, the location of your building, and its existing roof materials. Property owners can expect to pay between $200-$500 for a commercial roof inspection, on average.
Some industrial roofing companies offer free inspections to meet potential customers, prove their skill, and build brand awareness.Continue reading How Much Does a Roof Inspection Cost?
Leaks on commercial roofing are often caused by brittle, cracked sealant (caulking) around seams, flashing, and roof units, such as HVAC or drainage systems.
Brittle caulking is an issue on most roofs and often one of the most visible causes of leaks in commercial roofing. Proper sealants can be used to repair weak spots in your commercial roof. Ultimately, commercial roof sealant repair and replacement should be part of a roof restoration to ensure your building’s safety.
Finding the best caulk sealant to use on your commercial roof may depend on the climate and time of year.Continue reading What Is the Best Sealant for Commercial Roof Leaks?
Many commercial and industrial buildings have flat roofs
because they are less expensive to install and maintain than pitched roofs.
Flat roofs, or “low slope” roofs, typically have a slope of 25% or less.
Water pooling, leaks, and membrane punctures are common
issues with flat roofs. Protective coatings can remediate many of these issues.
By far, the most common issue with flat roofs in Northeast
Pennsylvania are leaks, which can be caused by the other flat roof issues.Continue reading Common Issues with Flat Roofs [And How to Solve Them]
Commercial kitchens endure a lot of abuse, activity, and
scrutiny. If you manage or own a restaurant or commercial kitchen, you’ve
likely invested thousands of dollars in cooking equipment, from grills and
fryers to rotisseries and woks.
Inevitably, that equipment will produce airborne grease. You rely on hood systems, kitchen exhaust fans, and ductwork to move it up and out of the kitchen. Regular roof inspection and maintenance should also be a part of a rooftop grease remediation plan.Continue reading We Can Help with Rooftop Grease Contamination
There are more than 8,700 opportunity zones in the nation; Pennsylvania
has designated 300 opportunity zones. These are areas where private
investments, under certain conditions, may be eligible for tax breaks to
improve economically distressed communities.
Commercial builders and developers can take advantage of
these opportunities as not only a chance to invest in commercial properties
with less financial burden but also as a chance to improve low-income
communities.Continue reading Could Opportunity Zone Dollars Fund Your Commercial Roof?
Do you own or manage a building? If you’re responsible for
the proper care of a facility, it’s time to do a thorough inspection
of your building’s roof or have a professional roof consultant conduct one
Don’t hold off on roof replacement any longer; do this
before cold weather arrives.
Winter weather presents several challenges for roof
restoration or repair. In fact, we only have about a month or two left to do
liquid applied systems before it gets too cold.Continue reading Repair Your Building’s Roof Before Winter