We realize your business is your livelihood. You have to protect your assets. Statewide Roof Repair specializes in Commercial Roofing. Many commercial structures have flat low slope roofs in whole or in part of their structure. Flat roofs have evolved in the manner in which they give moisture protection to the structure below. They also can be built to provide and enhance cooling and heating of the structure below. EPDM systems incorporate membrane layers that are comprised 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
Among the most disregarded aspects of every business is the building that shelters that business. The building that is used to conduct your daily transactions provides protection for you and your consumers on a daily basis. That same building shows your level of professionalism to prospective customers and business partners. The roof provides curb appeal and further strengthens the integrity of your business. According to Business Insider, upon first interaction; an opinion is formed in seven seconds. You only get one chance to make a good impression and nothing stands out on a building like a neglected roof. Your commercial roofing system is the most essential part of your structure. Most businesses get caught up in the inertia that results from conducting business and the annual roof upkeep usually gets forgotten. Most building owners don't get around to applying a proper maintenance program for their roof until a roof replacement is needed. The roof covering of your business or corporation must viewed as an asset and not an expense. There are various types of commercial roofing. Among the most common commercial roof systems are TPO Roofing, EPDM Roofing, Modified Bitumen, Green Roofing, Metal Roofing, and Asphalt Roofing. These are used for flat roofing systems. We will discuss these in further detail.
The application of Single Ply Roofing has increased in the industry of commercial roofing. Single ply roofing provides sustainability and durability. Because of its economical upside and technology, these roofing materials are seeing significant growth. These materials are light, manageable, and easier to mount. They may be applied to almost any commercial roofing style. They have two main types. They are called thermoplastics and thermosets. TPO and PVC Roofing are considered thermoplastic roofing membranes. Thermosets are formulated 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 current publications to be the market leader in both new construction and roof replacement projects. TPO is the roofing industry leader because of its cost and energy efficiency qualities. It is a single ply roofing system that is generally found on flat roofs. It is even approved by LEED and Energy Star. This building 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 makes 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 appropriately maintained by a professional. TPO is cost effective. 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 much cooler. The roof membrane in TPO is UV resistant. TPO has many benefits. TPO is very long-lasting. It can hold up against the shifting or settling of the building over time. In areas where the environment has cold winters and hot summers, the roof will go through expansion and contraction. TPO is an excellent roofing material to use in these conditions. TPO has excellent wind uplift resistance. When surveyed, most roofing companies say they suggest TPO since it is light-weight and very easy to weld. It also has fewer seams to work with.
EPDM is a thermoset. EPDM stands for ethylene propylene diene terpolymer. EPDM is a recognized roofing material that has been in use for over 40 years. EPDM is a roofing solution that is composed of rubber. It is used routinely for low slope roofing. It currently holds the number two spot for roofing materials used in new construction behind TPO. EPDM is normally found in white or black. It is also durable, flexible, and UV resistant like TPO. EPDM is generally known for its ability to preserve its longevity despite sunlight and being exposed to chemicals commonly found on roofs. This roofing material can also be mechanically attached. EPDM is only to be utilized in commercial applications. On larger commercial projects, ballasted EPDM can be used. These can come in ply sheets measuring 50 feet x 200 feet. Fully adhered EPDM can come in sheets measuring 30 feet x 100 feet. Due to technological advances, this variation of EPDM is swiftly 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 advantages, because EPDM can be installed mechanically or installed fully adhered. EPDM is very durable. EPDM is known for its wind uplift protection.
One more flat roofing material choice is Modified Bitumen. Modified Bitumen is a commercial roofing product that is added using asphalt. It will normally be labeled 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 thought of as an adhered roofing system. One advantage is it can be applied with adhesive sheets. Another benefit is bitumen is seamless which helps it to stay water tight over time. This material is very strong against storms and usually holds good warranties. Bitumen comes in black which can be a conductor of heat, which can render it harder to keep the building below cool. Modified Bitumen membranes are usually installed in 2 or three ply. It may be mopped on with hot asphalt or heat welded. Bitumen roofing and waterproofing systems are easily installed.
Metal roofing systems have stood the test of time. It has been in use for in excess of over a 100 years. Metal roofing is among the more high priced low slope roofing choices. It is very durable and wind resistant. A disadvantage of metal roofing is the seams are usually compressed with a machine which leaves potential for leaks later on. An option to prevent this is to get metal roofing with a standing seam. When metal roofing requires repairs, roofing companies often elect to use acrylic coatings. These coatings will adhere to the metal roofing and provide rust protection as well as keep the metal roofing water tight.
Built Up Roofing is another roofing solution that has been around for more than hundred years. It is a hybrid roofing system composed of asphalt and also roofing felts. These two components go together to create the roofing membrane. They are added in alternating layers of asphalt and roofing felts. It is used in multiple layers to insure its long life. The theory is if one layer fails, there are other layers there to keep the roof protected and secure. Built-Up Roofing is also available with reflective surfaces to protect from the sun. Built Up Roofing is also available in four ply to ensure more waterproofing ability.
Vegetative Roofing is also regarded as Green Roofing. They are pleasantly pleasing to the eye and they are made to minimize the strain on water drainage systems. They provide an effective means to regulate the run-off every building collects from rain and storms. These green roofing systems are good for the environment, but don't usually last as long as the various other commercial roofing systems we have discussed.