Commercial Roofing Issues

Just about anyone can go on a commercial roof and any apply some liquid junk, unfortunately this is what most roofing companies do. A white patch here and a black tar patch there are the tell tale signs that you just got short changed on your roof. While you may be part of the normal consensus that your roof is out of sight therefore out of mind, you may actually be hurting your self in the long run.

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We specialize in roofing replacements and installations for complex commercial flat or low slope buildings. What a tongue twister! Flat roofing systems re are far more complex to work on which is why most residential shingle guys can cut the mustard when it comes to accurate trouble shooting and repair. The residential guys are the ones that love to use adhesives to fix problems since in residential that is usually the quick fix. Shingles stick together but flat roof membranes do not. Lets be honest, do you check your roofers work after they finish? 85% of clients in the commercial sector do not. Most people assume that no leak means a job well done but while a leak may have been temporarily stopped it does not mean the underlying issue was fixed and it may actually mean that the problem was bandaged leaving a larger problem hidden to deal with down the road. This can be most similarly compared to placing a bandage on a missing finger.

Another reason to stay away from simply pacing a coating material type over a leak is that you may have legitimate storm damage that your roofer is hiding. By hiding the incriminating evidence your roofer is actually lining the pockets of your insurance company as they save millions of dollars each year by roofers half baked repairs covering storm damage. You will have to pay to replace that roof and the longer you wait the more likely the damage will increase to the lower components including your insulation board and worse your roofs deck. If you thought a roof was expensive then just wait until you have to replace the metal roof deck, this cost just as much as the roof! A lot of people don't want to file an insurance claim for fear of rising insurance claims but the cold fact us that insurance rates go up by zip code and by you not filing, you are actually just increasing your future out of pocket cost!

Our technicians have industry leading training on how to spot these scenarios to save you the most out of pocket cost. When you need a repair we will be there within 24 hours and when it is time to replace our crew understand that your business needs to continue as usual when we’re working on your roof. We’ll minimize interruptions to your daily operations and keep entrances/ parking lots clear for your convenience and peace of mind. We typically install thermoplastic membrane roofs and commercial coatings with negligible customer interference. We park in isolated areas and can even remain out of view of your customers. 

Our process includes creating a list of what you need out of your roof so that we can create a budget and plan of action for you. If your roof still has life left, we can repair and maintain it for you. It all starts with an honest inspection along with pictures and flawless documentation. We’ll thoroughly inspect your roof and develop an individual maintenance plan for your building(s), which will include free inspections once or twice yearly. No matter your circumstance, we have a solutions.Because there are so many different materials available for commercial roofing, it’s important to deal with a knowledgeable roofing contractor who can explain the pros and cons of each system; an onsite inspection is required for both side and outside the building to get a proper recommendation. 

3 Roof Solutions Which Is Right For You

1. COMMERCIAL ROOF REPLACEMENT

Modified Bitumen Roofs are incredibly durable and easily last over 20 years. Since the seams are melted together, leaks are rare. However, due to their black color, modified bitumen roofs absorb rather than reflect heat. This means they may cause your building to heat up.
Single Ply Systems excel where modified bitumen roofs do not. Thanks to their white color, they reflect heat and are Energy Star certified, reducing your building's overall cooling costs. There are more benefits to single ply roofing. It eliminates the danger of fire and smoke pollution, reduces odor, offers improved abuse tolerance resistance and provides superior puncture protection. Singly ply roofing is also better for use on occupied buildings than other materials.
Asphalt Shingle Roofing will always be popular. Plenty of commercial buildings with sloped roofs depend on asphalt shingles for weather protection. This roofing option is among the most affordable, and gives building owners many shingle styles and colors to choose from.
Tar and Gravel Systems have a water-resistant surface and a lifespan of about 15 years. They also tend to run about a thousand dollars cheaper for an average-sized roofing job. However, the fumes involved in installing this roofing material can be a big drawback for homeowners and building owners. If you want to avoid these fumes, you can choose the torch-down method, but always a choose a trusted roofing contractor to perform the work. Some inexperienced roofers have been reported to start fires while trying to lay down tar and gravel roofs using this method.
Standing Seam Metal Roofing has many impressive attributes that make it a viable option for building owners. Metal roofs are durable, requiring little to no maintenance, can last 50 years or more based on the installation technique and the underlayment used. They are even fire resistant! In terms of their cost, standing seam roofs are more expensive than shingle roofs but less expensive than slate tile roofs. The materials can be retrofitted over many kinds of existing roofing systems and are available in many different colors and styles.

2. COMMERCIAL ROOF COATING (RESTORATION)

Would you like to extend the life of your roof at a fraction of the cost of replacement? Roof coating, also known as roof restoration, is a great way to do so. It's a membrane that is monolithic, fully adhered, and fluid applied. Not only will roof coating make your existing roof last up to 20 years longer, it has numerous benefits:
1. Non-invasive procedure - With roof coating, you will not need to close your business for renovation.
2. Silent application - In fact, your customers or tenants will not even hear us.
3. No odor - Even better, roof coating does not produce a strong smell. With commercial roof coating, you will be able to continue to do business as usual.
4. Added protection - The roof coating will become the top layer of a composite roof membrane and underlying system. As the top layer, it will serve as the most important layer of protection for your roof. It will absorb the damaging sunlight and will receive the impact of rain, hail, and more.
5. Energy savings - Field-studies have demonstrated that cool roof coatings can lower the temperature of your roof. They will turn your roof in a cool roof, as designated by the US Department of Energy. This can reduce the costs associated with air conditioning.
6. Roof Coating - Lengthy guarantees are available. Depending on the application, we guarantee our work for 10 or even 20 years.

3. COMMERCIAL ROOF REPAIR

Commercial roof repair may be all that you need! When you call 24-7 Restoration & Roofing, we will come out for a free inspection and help you go over your options. Emergency service is available. Call us today or schedule a FREE Inpection to find out what is best for you and your building.

COMMERCIAL MAINTENANCE

 Maintenance of your commercial roof is not rocket science but the work should be done by a qualified professional. most manufacturers will void your warranty if your maintenance upkeep is not done by one of their certified installers. Luckily for you, we have certificates for most major brands such as Duro-Last, GAF, Firestone, Carlisle, Versico. If you need help with any other manufacture fro maintenance on another system, we would be happy to put you in touch with a certified installer for another brand. 24-7 Restoration cares that your taken care of and satisfied with the outcome of your project.