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.


5 Flat Roofing Options for Commercial & Industrial Buildings

Posted on October 6th, 2016 by Applied Roofing Services

There are several different types of commercial flat roofing systems. The type of roof you decide to use on your business is ultimately up to you, but certain types of roofing do have more advantages on specific types of buildings.

Commercial Buildings

Here are 5 flat roofing options you should consider for commercial or industrial buildings:

  1. Spray Applied Roof Coating
    Spray application roof coating is rubbery and will conform to the cracks and crevices of the roof. It creates a seamless surface which helps prevent leaks and, with most systems, offers a reflective coating that helps to deflect heat.

  2. PVC Roofing Systems
    PVC roofing systems are highly reflective and are extremely strong. This results in seams being created as the material is put into place. PVC stands for poly vinyl chloride and is resistant to water. When applied correctly, PVC roofing will help reduce ponding and leaking.

  3. Asphalt BUR
    One of the most inexpensive commercial flat roofing options is the Asphalt BUR system. BUR stands for “built up roof”. This means that the roof is “built up” using layers of asphalt that are laid down using a mop like device. Most roofing professionals recommend at least four layers for superior coverage.

  4. Modified Membrane
    A modified membrane commercial flat roofing system starts with the Asphalt BUR. Polymer modifiers are then added to the asphalt prior to it being applied to the roof. This gives the roof a more rubbery texture and increases its overall flexibility.

  5. EPDM Roofs
    EPDM systems are very popular because of their rubberized texture and their ability to resist chemicals. Owners, who are interested in installing a commercial flat roofing system, will often look to this type because of its durability and strength.

Related Post: 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.


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