Residential & Commercial Roofing Expert
Flat roofs on commercial buildings present a unique set of challenges for maintenance, repair and installation. Modern applications like single-ply roofing systems and elastomeric coatings offer the business owner a long-lasting and energy-saving commercial roofing solution. But the durability and the energy savings depend on selecting the right treatment for your location and conditions, and the skill and experience of the installer.
Your commercial roofing contractor should have experience with your particular type of flat roof. Their recommendation for one type of installation or another should be based on your building and your situation. With over 35 years’ experience, we’ve handled hundreds of flat roof installations in the areas we serve. We have the expertise with all types of structures and materials to recommend the application that is right for you and your building.
Flat roofs are a great option for many types of commercial buildings because they maximize the usable space within and provide easy access for servicing exterior equipment and utilities. Despite the name, most “flat roofs” are actually constructed with a low slope. That slope is critically important to maintain proper drainage. Ponding water on top of a building will eventually find its way inside and begin a destructive process. Any structural drainage problems must be identified and corrected before any replacement begins.
Flat Roof Systems
Single-ply membranes have become a top choice for protecting flat roofs. After any necessary structural repairs are made, single-ply membranes can usually be installed directly on top of almost any older surface. With no need for a messy tear-off, we’ll save you time, money and minimize disruption to your business.
Materials like TPO single-ply membrane offer energy savings for flat roof structures. By reflecting the sun’s rays away from the building, rooftop temperatures can be reduced by up to 100 degrees. Energy Star rated TPO roofs can reduce your air conditioning load and save 10-15% on your utility bills.
Coatings for Flat Roofs
Elastomeric coatings are sprayed, brushed or rolled on to flat roofs and create a seamless barrier that will keep your business safe and dry for years to come. Just like with membrane systems, elastomeric polyurethane can usually be applied directly over the old substrate. And just as with other treatments, you should always choose an experienced flat roof contractor.
You should never allow a less-experienced service to attempt a flat roof project. A successful finished job depends on the proper preparation of the surface, and only a company with years of experience with flat roofs has the know-how to tackle all of the critical issues.
Because we have repaired and replaced all types of flat roofs, we’ve seen how they typically fail. We will find and correct any structural and drainage issues before we begin any flat roof application. We also will use our expertise to create perfectly weathertight seams around edges, penetrations and at attachment points for HVAC equipment. These are all areas where cut-rate installers often have problems that can lead to damaging roof leaks.
Polyurethane coatings are flexible and tough. They stand up well to the weather, UV rays and occasional foot traffic from building staff and repairmen. They are also Energy Star qualified and will reduce your energy bills while they protect your building.
Over the past 35 years, we’ve worked on shopping plazas, warehouses, manufacturing facilities and institutions. We stand behind all of our work with a 5-year warranty. We provide repair, replacement and installation of all types of flat roofs.