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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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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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The Best Time of Year for Commercial Roofing Projects

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.

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