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.
Continue reading How Do I Choose the Best Commercial Roofer Near Me?
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
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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
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.
Continue reading Commercial Roofing: Expectations Versus Reality
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.
Continue reading Is a Single-Ply Membrane Roof System Right for You?
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?
Continue reading Top Answers to Your Commercial Roofing Questions
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
Continue reading What Does it Mean to be Conklin Preferred in Roofing?
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.
Continue reading Will Commercial Roof Repair or Replacement Interrupt My Business?
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?
Continue reading Can Coatings Restore Roofs on Old Buildings?
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
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.
Continue reading Identify Your Roof Repair Needs
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.
Continue reading What to Expect During a Commercial Roof Inspection