How to Find the Best Roof Options for Commercial Roofing

Posted on October 31st, 2019 by Applied Roofing Services

Commercial buildings that have flat roofs need proper maintenance to increase their longevity. Even with proper maintenance, your roof will eventually need to be replaced. There are several viable options for commercial roofing. Evaluate your roofing needs and then determine how much of a budget you can devote to the project.

Commercial Roofing

Asphalt Roofing

Asphalt roofing is a commonly used option for commercial roofing projects. A waterproof layer is created by alternating layers of asphalt and felt-like fabric. Additional layers are added as needed to prevent the layers from cracking and becoming compromised. Asphalt roofing can last several years if it is properly maintained and cared for. A yearly inspection is the best way to determine if any repairs are needed or if a section of the roof needs to be replaced.

Metal Roofing

Metal roofing is one of the soundest investments when it comes to low-slope commercial roofing. Metal doesn’t deteriorate, and it doesn’t rust. It can withstand high winds and falling debris that would damage other types of roofing materials. Metal roofs can last up to 25 years or longer with regular maintenance.

Single Ply Membrane Roofing

Single-Ply Membrane is a roofing option that has been time-tested for industrial, commercial, and manufacturing facilities. Single-Ply Membranes are made of rubber sheets and other synthetics and can be ballasted, chemically adhered, or mechanically fastened to insulation, creating a protective layer on your commercial facility.

This type of roofing is among the most well-known commercial roofing material types, having several variants to fit your budget and facility needs.

Shingle Roofing

Shingle roofing is widely used for homes and residential roofing, but shingles are also often used for commercial roofing applications with a steep slope. Shingles are made out of different materials, such as wood, slate, plastic, metal, ceramic, or a composite material like asphalt. The two main types of shingles are Asphalt and Architectural.

Built-Up Roofing

Built-Up Roofing Systems have been used in the U.S. for more than a century. Built-Up Roofing systems are generally referred to as “tar and gravel” roofs. They are installed on the roof directly by alternating layers of asphalt or tar and supporting fabrics. You can choose the number of plies that are installed. The final layer of this kind of roofing system has gravel or stone.

 

Other Important Considerations

 

Roof Maintenance

Regular maintenance and inspection of a roofing system is vital for its longevity. A detailed inspection should be conducted at least once a year by a roofing professional. Additional inspections are necessary after any major weather event. Keep in mind, inspections may indicate the need for repairs. Be sure those repairs are in accordance with the manufacturer’s warranty and made by a licensed roofing contractor.

Roof Repair or Replace?

How do you know when to replace your commercial roof system? Make sure to hire a licensed roofing contractor or inspector to assess your existing system. The roofing professional will inspect the roof for damage based on the building’s use, climate concerns, building codes, energy requirements and may suggest possible repair or replacement options depending on the age and condition of the roofing system.

Warranties – Why Do I Need One and What Do They Provide?

While understanding the details of the roofing system is essential, there are several factors you need to know about warranties and why they are crucial. Keep in mind, when purchasing a new roof system, there are two warranties to consider: First is the manufacturer’s warranty. In general, these warranties cover defects in the manufacture of the roof membrane. Once the project is complete, be sure the contractor provides you with a certificate for your records. Second, the roofing contractor should provide a warranty covering his craft. Typically, this includes installation and related issues and should contain what items are covered and what will void them. Many contractors offer one or two years of coverage; however, there is no industry standard.

How Do I Make My Final Decision on a Commercial Roof System?

Talk to a professional roofing contractor to ensure that all of your questions are answered. Having the right information can make all the difference in the world.

Choosing the right roof for your commercial roofing project will depend on your budget as well as the type of roof that is already on your building. You can choose to repair or replace an existing roof, or you can choose to equip a brand new one. It’s important to consider all viable options to ensure that you are making the best decision for the longevity of your building.

Also Read: 5 Expert Tips to Make Your Commercial Roofing Sustainable

About Applied Roofing Services

Applied Roofing Services is a full service roofing company located in CA. We offer durable and high quality residential and commercial flat roofing. We provide roof installation as well as roof repair services, roof maintenance and inspection services. We specialize in low slope roofs, energy efficient, zero maintenance, and green roofing. We have 20+ years of experience in the roofing industry.


6 Ways Your Commercial Buildings Benefit from Roof Coating Systems

Posted on September 26th, 2018 by Applied Roofing Services

Today roof coatings systems are a popular choice for commercial building owners because they can be used in a wide range of roofing applications. Roof coating can increase the longevity of your commercial roof, thus saving you from sustaining the cost and impact of an overall roof replacement.

Roof Coating Systems

Here are some of the reasons why commercial roof coating systems offer superior options for a commercial building:

  1. Seamless & Weatherproof System – The roof coating emulsions are sprayed onto the roof to produce an impermeable seal for your roof. Since it’s applied everywhere from pipes to hatches and other tools, it ultimately seals out the elements. Some products are applied on through brooms and brushes while others are merely sprayed on. Either way, the end result, is a firm membrane that can endure a lifetime.

  2. Cost effective – It reduces the overall cost of the project because you’re able to place these products onto an existing roof. It’s a cost-effective choice compared to fitting a new roof for an existing property. It also removes the need of disposing of the waste of the old roofing material which saves you further from the landfill charges that you would have sustained with a conventional renovation.

  3. Negligible Installation Impact on Normal Operations – The application produces minimal sound disturbances and the lowest possible odor, so you can easily carry on with your regular business operations. You will not incur any loss of income from needing to close down operations.

  4. Environmentally friendly – Roof coating does not occupy landfill space with its application. Additionally, several roof coatings have extremely low or nil VOCs and so they conform to the LEED program for Sustainable Sites, Energy and Atmosphere, and Materials and Resources of the US Green Building Council.

  5. Sustainable – The roof coating system can be reapplied at a gap of ten years to preserve the waterproofing, reflectivity and enhance the roof life.

  6. Reduced Utility Requirements – When a reflective upper coat is applied to your roof, it includes UV protection, thus decreasing roof maintenance costs. Highly reflective coatings induce greater comfort and coolness in buildings. Such buildings need less air conditioning even in the hottest areas during summers!

  7. Commercial roof coatings are an excellent system. To learn more about roof coatings, contact Applied Roofing Services today!

    About Applied Roofing Services

    Applied Roofing Services is a full service roofing company located in CA. We offer durable and high quality residential and commercial flat roofing. We provide roof installation as well as roof repair services, roof maintenance and inspection services. We specialize in low slope roofs, energy efficient, zero maintenance, and green roofing. We have 20+ years of experience in the roofing industry.


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