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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.

Weak Areas in Commercial Roofs

Standing water or water pooling can cause obvious water damage, but it can also cause subtle weaknesses in the roof that might not be apparent. If your building is large enough, like many warehouses or airplane hangars, these weak areas might not be in plain sight due to their height and expanse.

Water pooling on a commercial roof can be caused by poor roof design, an inefficient roof slope, and/or an insufficient water drainage system.

These weaknesses might not require an entire roof repair and replacement. Roof coatings are a less expensive alternative to entire roof overhauls and can repair weak areas in roofs while adding years of protection from leaks.

Loose Rubber Roof

Strong winds mixed with bad adhesion can cause loose spots or wrinkling in your rubber roof. Also, there could have been improper materials used in its initial installation or incompatible materials used in other quick repairs. For instance, if roof cement was used around flashing on a synthetic coating, it can compromise the seal. Be sure to consult a roofing professional to ensure proper application and adhesion. We also can look for punctures or tears in your existing membrane that may need to be repaired.

We recommend our PUMA XL for low sloped commercial roofs and our Flexion XL Single Ply Membrane for flat commercial roofs. A roof consultant can answer any questions you have regarding which roof coating is best for your facility.

Roof Leaks Near Fasteners

In metal roofs especially, fasteners are the most common source of roof leaks. In time, screws in the metal roof become exposed, either from the washers wearing down or from temperature extremes degrading the washers. Once the seal is compromised, there’s potential for water to seep in.

Commercial roof coatings form a continuous membrane that seals these leaks. Every roof we install is guaranteed to be 100% leak-proof and add 18 years to the life of your roof.

Proper Roof Coating Adhesion

Our commercial roofing consultants are knowledgeable about product applications and the need to adhere to essential guidelines. Roof coatings should not be applied where any frost or ice remains, which makes May-October the ideal season for roof repair.

Roof surfaces must be dry (the only exception being wet-surface products) and free of debris for proper roof coating adhesion. Our commercial roof restoration process ensures the substrate is thoroughly clean before application and that proper adhesion is achieved.

Our roof coating systems address many weaknesses found in EPDM, PVC, and other single-ply roofing systems. We offer metal roof restoration, spray foam polyurethane roof systems, roof membrane coating, and a unique Flexion system with UV stability and flexibility. Contact us for a free on-site inspection of your commercial property.