We understand your business is your livelihood. You must protect your investments. Statewide Roof Repair specializes in Commercial Roofing. A large number of commercial buildings have flat roofs in whole or in part of their structure. Flat roofs have evolved in the way they give moisture protection to the structure below. They also can be constructed to provide and improve cooling and heating of the structure below. EPDM systems incorporate membrane layers that are consisting of ethylene and propylene which contributes to the waterproof protection. Some commercial buildings utilize metal roofing. Metal roofing may be constructed with stainless-steel, aluminum, or copper materials. Tar and gravel systems are also used for commercial roofing.Call Us Now! 1-877-862-3001
One of the most forgotten aspects of every business is the structure that shelters that business. The building that is used to conduct your day to day transactions provides protection for you and your customers on a daily basis. That same building communicates your level of professionalism to prospective customers and business professionals. The roof provides curb appeal and further reinforces the integrity of your business. As Indicating By Business Insider, upon first interaction; an opinion is formed in seven seconds. You only get one chance to make a good impression and nothing catches the eye on a building like a neglected roof. Your commercial roofing system is the most important part of your structure. Most businesses get caught up in the inertia that comes from conducting business and the annual roof maintenance usually gets forgotten. Most building owners don't get around to implementing a proper maintenance program for their roofing system until a roof replacement is necessary. The roof covering of your business or corporation should be viewed as an asset and not an expense. There are various kinds of commercial roofing. Some of the most common commercial roof systems are TPO Roofing, EPDM Roofing, Mod-Bit, Green Roofing, Metal Roofing, and Asphalt Roofing. These are used for flat roofing systems. We will discuss these in further detail.
The utilization of Single Ply Roofing has increased in the industry of commercial roofing. Single ply roofing boasts sustainability and durability. Thanks to its economical upside and technology, these roofing materials are seeing significant growth. These materials are light, flexible, and easier to install. They may be applied to almost any commercial roofing style. They have two main classifications. They are called thermoplastics and thermosets. TPO and PVC Roofing are considered thermoplastic roofing membranes. Thermosets are produced using polymers. The most common roofing polymer being used is EPDM. Single Ply Roofing can be mechanically installed when feasible. It can also be fully adhered with the use of adhesives. The completed material comes out smooth and colored adhesive can be used to match with the buildings overall appearance. We will discuss these in further detail.
TPO stands for thermoplastic polyolefin. TPO Roofing has been displayed in recent magazines to be the market leader in both new construction and roof replacement projects. TPO is the roofing market leader due to its price and energy efficiency qualities. It is a single-ply roofing system that is most often found on flat roofs. It is in addition approved by LEED and Energy Star. This building roofing material is able to be installed in accordance to most roof designs. Roofing contractors like TPO because it has a roofing membrane that is easily welded and produces a very strong bond. Before you choose which products you will use in your roofing project, it is essential to read over the technical info such as the warranty information. Most flat roofs can last 25 years if properly maintained by a professional. TPO is cost efficient. TPO is a less expensive option as opposed to using PVC, but PVC is a more flexible material. TPO is presently being used in 40% of new construction. TPO is works with buildings of different styles. TPO is available white, gray, and black. It is reflective which serves to help lower energy costs by helping keep the structure cooler. The roof membrane in TPO is UV resistant. TPO has many advantages. TPO is very resilient. It can endure the shifting or settling of the building over time. In areas where the climate has cold winters and hot summers, the roof will go through expansion and contraction. TPO is an excellent roofing material to use in these situations. TPO has excellent wind uplift resistance. When surveyed, most roofing companies say they recommend TPO since it is light-weight and very easy to weld. It also has less seams to deal with.
EPDM is a thermoset. EPDM stands for ethylene propylene diene terpolymer. EPDM is an established roofing material that has been around for in excess of 40 years. EPDM is a roofing solution that is composed of rubber. It is used often for low slope roofing. It presently holds the number two spot for roofing materials used in new construction behind TPO. EPDM is normally found in white or black. It is additionally durable, flexible, and UV resistant like TPO. EPDM is primarily known for its ability to preserve its longevity regardless of sunlight and being exposed to chemicals commonly found on roofs. This roofing material can also be mechanically attached. EPDM is only to be used in commercial projects. On larger commercial projects, ballasted EPDM can be used. They can come in ply sheets measuring 50 feet x 200 feet. Fully adhered EPDM can come in sheets measuring 30 feet x 100 feet. Thanks to technological advances, this variation of EPDM is quickly becoming the roofing material of choice for low and high slope commercial roofing. EPDM has been given a Class A rating from Underwriters Laboratories. Ease of installation is one of this roofing materials high qualities, because EPDM may be installed mechanically or installed fully adhered. EPDM is very durable. EPDM is known for its wind uplift protection.
One more flat roofing material option is Mod-Bit. Modified Bitumen is a commercial roofing product that is applied using asphalt. It will normally be identified as APP Modified Bitumen or SBS Modified Bitumen. It is the number three option in new construction for roofing materials. We will discuss the benefits this material has over other membrane systems. Bitumen can be considered an adhered roofing system. One advantage is it may be applied with adhesive sheets. One more advantage is bitumen is seamless which helps it to remain water tight over time. This material is very strong against storms and usually holds good warranties. Bitumen is available in black which can be a conductor of heat, which can make it harder to keep the structure below cool. Modified Bitumen membranes are usually installed in 2 or 3 ply. It may be mopped on with hot asphalt or heat welded. Bitumen roofing and water-proofing systems are easily installed.
Metal roofing systems have really stood the test of time. It has been in use for over a hundred years. Metal roofing is among the more expensive low slope roofing alternatives. It is very durable and wind resistant. A downside of metal roofing is the seams are usually compressed with a machine which leaves opportunity for leaks later on. An option to avoid this is to get metal roofing with a standing seam. When metal roofing needs repairs, contractors often choose to use acrylic coatings. These coatings will adhere to the metal roofing and supply rust protection and also keep the metal roofing water tight.
Built Up Roofing is a different roofing option that has been around for over 100 years. It is a hybrid roofing system composed of asphalt as well as roofing felts. These two compounds go together to create the roofing membrane. These are added in alternating layers of asphalt and roofing felts. It is applied in multiple layers to insure its durability. The concept is if one layer fails, there are other layers available to keep the roof protected and secure. Built Up Roofing is also available with reflective exteriors to protect from the sun's rays. Built Up Roofing is also available in 4 ply to ensure extra waterproofing ability.
Vegetative Roofing is usually referred to as Green Roofing. They are visually pleasing to the eye and they are built to minimize the strain on water drainage systems. They supply an efficient means to handle the run-off every building builds up from rain and storms. These green roofing systems are excellent for the environment, but don't normally last as long as the various other commercial roofing systems we have discussed.