How to Beat the Heat with Cool Roof Coating

Posted on April 30th, 2019 by Applied Roofing Services

Roof coatings like spray polyurethane foam protect and extend the life of your roofing systems. Many people are not aware that their typical asphalt roofing system is heavily affected by the heat – the number one cause of roof failure. Once damaged, asphalt roofing systems lead to rising energy costs. Therefore, a cool roof coating is an excellent way to beat the heat because it provides a cool, energy efficient, and safe roof over your head.

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How to Beat the Heat with Cool Roofs?

You can effectively beat the heat with cool roof coating systems for your commercial property.
A cool roof prevents the sun’s heat from entering the building by reflecting the sunlight, back to the sky. Cool roofs can significantly reduce the building’s cooling burden in several climatic zones. A few well-known benefits of cool roofs to the building owner and occupants include:

  1. Increased comfort during the hot summer months
  2. Decreased use of air conditioning, leading to energy savings
  3. Reduced roof maintenance costs due to improved roof life
  4. Protection from ultra-violet light and harmful chemicals
  5. Environment-friendly materials used

Summer Roofing Safety Tips

Working in hot weather can be challenging for anyone. You may choose to check the condition of the roofing on your own. However, it can be a risky process so you should leave the job to experts. Here are some essential roofing safety tips that you should follow when working on or inspecting your roof this summer.

  1. Stay up-to-date on the local weather conditions
  2. Keep yourself properly hydrated
  3. Keep an eye on signs of heat-related illness
  4. Follow all the routine summer roofing safety measures
  5. Limit your work time in the sun

Contact us today to learn about our spray foam cool roofing service or to receive a free roofing estimate for your property.

Also Read: The Versatile Benefits of Spray Foam Roofing

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.

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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.