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Why Commercial Roof Maintenance is Important

Why Commercial Roof Maintenance is Important

Commercial buildings require ongoing maintenance costs, and maintaining the roof is no exception. As with so many building maintenance issues, there are two ways to approach the issue. (more…)

 

Types of Low Slope Roofing Systems

Types of Low Slope Roofing Systems

Low slope roofs, sometimes called flat roofs, are a popular option for many commercial buildings. These roofs are not completely flat; they have a minimum slope of one-fourth inch vertical to twelve inches horizontal. This allows water to drain, even though the slope is often undetectable to the naked eye. Because a low slope roofing system cannot always control the flow of water, the entire roof must be sheathed in a watertight membrane that extends all the way to the edge. (more…)

 

Common Causes of Roof Leaks

Common Causes of Roof Leaks

The roof on your home is designed to keep outdoor elements, such as rain and leaves, out of your home. However, certain things can happen to your roof that can cause it to leak. When your roof is leaking, you will need to repair the damage to ensure water stays out in the future. However, learning why roofs leak can help you to prevent roof leaks from ever occurring in the first place. Here are a few of the most common reasons why a roof may leak. (more…)

 

The Differences Between Residential and Commercial Roofing

The difference between residential and commercial roofing

Both residential and commercial roofs have the same purpose. They are designed to help keep outdoor elements, such as debris, rain and air, out of your dwelling or building. They also help to keep indoor air in, allowing you to control the temperature in your home or business. However, while they are designed to serve the same purpose, they are actually very different. Here are a few of the key differences between residential and commercial roofing. (more…)

 

Warning Signs of a Damaged or Leaking Commercial Roof

Warning Signs of a Damaged or Leaking Commercial Roof

Most roof damage or leaks start out relatively small. They often give off signs that a leak is imminent or in the process of occurring. Unfortunately, many commercial business owners are unaware of what these signs are. As such, they may miss the warning signs of a leak or the early signs of a leak, and fail to notice there is a leak until major damage has occurred. Here are four of the most common warning signs related to damaged or leaking commercial roofs. (more…)

 

The Effects of Rain and Wind on a Commercial Roof

The Effects of Rain and Wind on a Commercial Roof

Weather elements can be rough on both your residential or commercial roof. Different weather elements, such as rain or wind, can cause different types of damage to your roof. Having a residential roof inspected at least once a year and a commercial roof inspected at least twice a year can help to catch any damage done by severe weather in your area. Here are a few of the various ways that rain and wind can negatively affect your roofing. (more…)

 

Anatomy of a Commercial Roof

Anatomy of a Commercial Roof

Your commercial roof is made of many different layers and parts. Most people only think of the outermost layer when they think of roofing, but that is not the only layer to a roof. Here is some information that will help you to better understand the anatomy of a commercial roof.     (more…)

 

Heat Effects on Commercial Roofing

Heat Effects on Commercial Roofing

When most people think of elements that are damaging to a commercial roof, they often think of storms and forceful weather — things like hail storms, strong wind gusts and ice dams that build up on a roof. However, storms are not the only thing that can be damaging to your commercial roof. Heat can be damaging to your commercial roof in a number of different ways. Here are a few of the ways that hot weather and high temperatures can affect your commercial roofing(more…)

 

6 Benefits of Built Up Roofing Systems

6 Benefits of Built Up Roofing Systems

Built-up roofing (BUR) is a very common type of commercial roofing that is used with low-slope rooftops to provide high levels of protection at an affordable cost. It is made by layering the top of the roof with “built up” layers of bitumen (an asphalt-like substance) and durable fabrics. The stop is then often layered with an aggregate like gravel. If you see a roof covered with small stone or gravel pieces, it’s probably a built-up roof. (more…)

 

3 Benefits of a Thermoplastic Roofing System

3 Benefits of a Thermoplastic Roofing System

With so many different types of roofing materials on the market, it may seem overwhelming when you have to select a material for your new commercial roof. Fortunately, the process does not need to be difficult. Educating yourself on the benefits that various roofing materials offered will guide you toward the product that has the benefits you are looking for at a price point you can afford. Here are three important benefits that thermoplastic roofing systems have to offer.  (more…)

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