Commercial Roofing

Fixing the Roof

A sound roof is critical to business success. It keeps the elements out, and allows you to concentrate on serving your customers.


We only use the latest roofing materials and techniques, along with industry leading
warranties. No cutting corners. No easy, cheap fixes that others use.


We are fully equipped to manage all your roofing requirements, whether your building
has a pitched or flat roof, walking traffic, skylights or special drainage needs.

 

Signs that may indicate a roof repair is needed include:
 

•Increasing energy bills (heating and cooling).
•Moisture forming inside the structure.
•Roof sagging.
•Bubbles on the roof surface.
•Clogged drains.


Any of these signs -- particularly sagging-- is a strong indicator of roof damage.
 

We recommend you contact us for an inspection. We can provide expert guidance on
how to fix and prevent such problems in the future.

 

Types of Commercial Roofing Systems
 

Flat Roofs – one of the most common types of commercial roofing for large buildings like warehouses and shopping centers. They are budget friendly, installed quickly and use fewer materials than some other systems. A flat roof’s design is both efficient and
economical. It can also provide additional space for air conditioners, solar panels, and satellite dishes.

 

Low Slope Roofs – these roofs have a slope of less than 3-inches per foot. The pitch allows for water runoff, which prevents standing water or puddles. Low slop roofs are easier to maintain. They can still serve as storage for some items, like air conditioners
and solar panels, depending on the shape and size of the roof.


Pitched Roofs -- more common for residential homes than commercial buildings. They are generally more expensive. However, they are still widely used along with other commercial roofing systems mainly because the increased slope provides greater runoff for water and snow which is critical in many parts of the country.
Once you know the shape of your roof, it is important to learn about the different roofing materials in order to choose the one that best suits you and your business.


The most common roof materials include:
 Metal Roofing
 Built Up Roof (BUR)
 Thermoset (EPDM) Roof Membrane
 Thermoplastic (PVC & TPO) Roof Membrane

Metal Roofing


Metal Roofing is a good investment. There are a variety of metal materials for commercial roofs. Some metal roofing is made of recycled materials. The metal
contains a protective layer to prevent rusting and sunlight damage; it also comes in a sustainable, fire resistant design, which makes it a strong and safe option for commercial buildings. Metal Roofs are energy efficient.

 

Built Up Roofing (BUR)


Built up roofing is the most common roofing material used on low-slope roofs. It is comprised of alternating layers of bitumen and fabric, and typically topped with tar and gravel. The number of layers usually varies from three to five layers. These layers “build
up” a roof. BUR is very durable and long lasting. Once installed, it does not require much upkeep compared to other roofing styles. It performs well in severe weather conditions. However, if a big storm hits and removes the top layer, you will need to act quickly and replace it as soon as possible.

 
Thermoset (EPDM) Roof Membrane

EPDM stands for ethylene propylene diene methylene. It is an extremely durable synthetic rubber roofing membrane widely used in low-slope buildings in the United States and worldwide. Its two primary ingredients, ethylene and propylene, are derived from oil and natural gas. EPDM is known for performance and longevity. It is a popular option because of its design versatility, strong resistance to ultraviolet light and ozone, and easy installation. The material is tough, durable, waterproof, and maintenance-free
when compared to other types of commercial roofing. Its rubber material makes it flexible and easy to fit on any roof.

 

Thermoplastic (PVC & TPO) Roof Membrane
 

Thermoplastic is mostly known for its lightweight and reflective material. It tolerates high-temperatures and withstands fire and high winds. Thermoplastic is also highly durable and flexible, allowing it to fit and adapt to your building’s movement and setting. TPO roofing is one of the most popular commercial roofing materials – with double-digit annual growth because of its performance and installation advantages.
 

Commercial Decking For Roofs
 

While reflective single-ply roof membranes and high-thermal roof insulation seem to have captured current interest in low slope roofing, these are just two of many. Two-thirds of all low-slope roofing activity involves replacement or renovation. In many
cases, there is no designer of record, and critical information about the structure and roof is lost. Since the foundation of any roof system is the roof deck, our focus here is on several of the roof deck systems that a building manager might encounter when
contemplating roof work. In addition to resisting gravity loads and lateral loading from wind and seismic forces, a building’s structural deck must satisfy these other design requirements:

 

•Deflection resistance
•Component anchorage technique
•Dimensional stability
•Fire resistance
•Surface characteristic

 

While all these attributes may have been addressed by the building designer on the drawing board, the building manager needs to know what is overhead and what its current condition is. Things may have changed over time. Examples would be the
conditions of occupancy, high interior humidity, corrosion of fasteners or the deck itself, installation of new equipment on the roof, types of roof membranes in place (especially if the roof has been re-covered since the original version), and much more. The basic roof decks commonly used with commercial membrane roofing systems are:

 

•Steel– light-gauge, cold-rolled sections, welded or screwed to bar joists.
•Wood sheathing– sawed lumber, plywood or OSB (oriented strand board).
•Concrete– poured-in-place or precast.
•Gypsum– precast or poured-in-place.
•Cementitious wood fiber.
•Composite decks of lightweight insulating concrete on corrugated steel or form boards.
•Thermoset, compacted asphalt fills.

 

Summary
 

At HOME HERO (HH) Roofing Services, we understand that finding a commercial roofing
contractor near you can be difficult. By choosing us, you get a team of experts who will
guide you through the selection, installation or maintenance of your commercial roof.
Call us today for a commercial roofing inspection and estimate. We give competitive
prices, outstanding customer service, top quality products and the best expertise
around.

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