Commercial roofing is considerably different than residential roofing, often involving much larger spaces of coverage, different roofing materials, and even different designs than residential roofs might have. Commercial roofs also tend to be flatter, which means they are more receptive to rain and snow retention, and that requires greater care with regard to maintenance.
The design of a commercial roof must take into account any heavy equipment or devices which must be placed on the roof, e.g. air conditioners, vents, heating systems, piping, etc. Our roofing specialists have been well trained to accommodate the needs of commercial roofing clients, and have the experience to work around smoke stacks, external piping, and air conditioning systems. Here are some of the services we provide to our clients, when commercial roofing skills are needed.
Roofing repairs are commonly necessary on commercial establishments, given the fact that flat roofing systems often are required to bear extra heavy weights. It’s very easy for weak spots to be exploited and for water leaks to develop, especially if the roof condition is not frequently monitored. Whether your roofing system is a built-up membrane (BUR), modified bitumen roofing, metal roofing, EPDM, a thermoplastic roof membrane, or a green roofing system, we can handle any kind of repairs which might be needed. After assessing the true extent of any damage, our specialists will discuss the most cost-effective way of repairing your commercial roof, so there will be no further damage, and so your assets and customers will stay protected.
There are times when the damage done to a commercial roofing system is too extensive for repairs to be cost-effective. In those cases, it makes more sense to simply undertake a complete replacement of the roofing system. As an example, when an older roof has been damaged by a strong storm, it will usually make more sense to replace it entirely rather than to try and get another year or two out of aging roof components. At the end of that year or two, it would probably be necessary to replace the roof anyway, so you’d end up paying for repairs and replacement within a very short time frame. When we undertake a roof replacement for you, we’ll discuss all the options, so you can make the most informed decision possible.
Roofing anchors can be installed on your commercial roof so that they are permanently attached, whether available tie-off points are made of wood, concrete, or components of your metal roof. These tie-off points can then be used to attach lanyards, self-retracting lifelines, and vertical or horizontal lifelines. When workers are doing any kind of maintenance or installation work on your roof, these can be extremely useful and valuable in terms of the safety they provide for those workers. Safety is a major concern for anyone doing work on a commercial roofing system, and you can provide an extra level of safety for workers when you have roofing anchors installed on your roof system.