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
Continue reading Select the Best Coating for Flat Roof Repair
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
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
Common commercial roofing types include tar and gravel (built-up roofing), PVC and TPO (thermoplastic), EPDM or thermoset roofing, metal roofing, modified bitumen roofing, green roofing systems.
Most commercial roofs are low-slope or
When commercial roofs start to age or
damage occurs that threatens their ability to protect the people and contents
of your warehouse or other commercial property, roof membrane coatings may be
your best option for repair and restoration.
Continue reading Commercial Roof Types [and Cost-effective Roof Systems]
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
Last winter was mild, and we certainly saw less snow
accumulation than years past. Still, a mild winter doesn’t necessarily erase
the risk of roof damage.
Now’s the time to inspect your facility’s roof to check for
leaks or other damages. Not sure what you’re looking for? One of our
professional roofing consultants would be happy to come out and inspect your
commercial property for any leaks, potential for leaks, or evidence of damage.
With precautions in place due to COVID-19, our consultants practice social distancing, safety protocols, and offer contact-less updates on projects through the use of CompanyCam.
The upcoming months are ideal for roof projects. In fact, the best time for roof coating applications is between May and October.
Continue reading The Best Time of Year for Commercial Roofing Projects