Category Archives: Roofing Consultants

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How Do I Choose the Best Commercial Roofer Near Me?

Finding out there’s a leak in your building’s flat roof or metal roofing is a daunting discovery. While we encourage all facility managers to conduct roof condition assessments regularly, we know it’s a task that sometimes gets pushed to the wayside. This year, especially, there were likely pandemic-related issues that took precedence.

So if your building’s roof is showing any of the signs of needed roof repair, don’t delay in finding a reputable commercial roofing company to check that task off your list.

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Select the Best Coating for Flat Roof Repair

Although many buildings are said to have flat roofs, that is somewhat of a misnomer. Flat roofs are slightly sloped so that rain, snow, and other moisture can properly drain. So, even though they appear to be completely flat, they are not. However, their mostly flat structure allows for more efficient use of space and they are easier to install. Typically, the cost to maintain them is less expensive than the cost to maintain a pitched roof.

If your building endures dramatic climate changes throughout each season, its roofing material will be put under more stress than commercial buildings in more temperate, even climates. Temperature extreme can reduce the lifespan of a commercial roof. A roof that is accessed a lot will also wear down faster.

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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.

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Is a Single-Ply Membrane Roof System Right for You?

Commercial property owners and property managers know that maintaining the integrity of a building’s roof is crucial. The cost of a roof replacement can be daunting. When it comes to roof restoration or repair, single-ply membrane roofing systems can help you get the best return on your investment and help save you thousands of dollars in roof repairs.

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Top Answers to Your Commercial Roofing Questions

What is commercial roofing?

Commercial roofing is a specialized trade in which a contractor installs, restores, or repairs the roofs of large industrial buildings, warehouses, and commercial properties. Commercial roofs usually have a low slope or are flat because these types of roofs are less expensive to install and maintain than pitched roofs that you typically see on residential buildings. Commercial roofs are usually made up of BUR (built-up roofing) consisting of tar and gravel, EDPM (ethylene propylene diene monomer), PVC (polyvinyl chloride), TPO (thermoplastic polyolefin), metal, or modified bitumen.

What is commercial roof restoration?

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What Does it Mean to be Conklin Preferred in Roofing?

Conklin started formulating acrylic roof coatings back in 1977, amassing decades of expertise in the realm of commercial roof coating systems. Thousands of commercial roofing professionals, and the building owners they’ve serviced, believe the roof systems by Conklin are the best in the industry for superior protection against the elements and energy-efficiency.

Conklin believes that a roof is a long-term investment, not just another expense. Quality is so paramount to the company that commercial roofing contractors must earn a “Conklin Preferred contractor” status through its evaluation process.

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Will Commercial Roof Repair or Replacement Interrupt My Business?

Sometimes damage to a commercial roof requires just a small patch or a section that can be easily repaired. However, if you see evidence of leaking, pooling, or other signs your commercial roof needs repair, don’t assume you’ll need to close your business during the roof restoration process.

An experienced commercial roofing company will know how to help property owners and facility managers keep business operations running smoothly throughout the project so there is no need to interrupt your business.

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Can Coatings Restore Roofs on Old Buildings?

We’ve gone over the different types of commercial roofs, covering some of the most common commercial and industrial roofing materials and systems. From PVC to EPDM to metal roofing, various materials help protect the usually flat and low-slope, low-pitch roofs commonly found on warehouses, office buildings, and other commercial properties.

Sun, rain, wind, hail, and time can impact your commercial roof’s ability to protect your building, its contents, and the people inside it. So what happens when you’ve got an old building or a building where new construction was added to an existing, older structure?

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Identify Your Roof Repair Needs

Commercial buildings require a lot of maintenance, but commercial roofs shouldn’t be at the top of a facility manager’s list when it comes to routine repair. Most commercial buildings have roofs that last for decades.

But you should be monitoring your commercial roof yearly. Annual commercial roof inspections to identify possible damage can alleviate the risk of developing larger repair needs in the future.

If you manage a commercial property, be alert to the following commercial roof issues that typically occur. You can call our professional roof consultants to schedule your commercial roof inspection.

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What to Expect During a Commercial Roof Inspection

Replacing the roof on a commercial building can be a huge expense. That’s why it’s so important to have a commercial roof consultant inspect your building’s roof to conduct a leak inspection and ensure all personnel, inventory, and equipment are sheltered properly.

If the roofing consultant discovers leaks or other roof damage, a roof restoration might be your best option. Roof restorations are money-saving options that can take care of leaks and other damage efficiently and effectively.

Now more than ever, with the strain of COVID-19 restrictions, capital spending limited, and the economy less stable, roof coatings an ideal solution to budgetary limitations.

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