A little while ago, we shared a post here on the blog looking at some of the different metal types that may make up your commercial building’s metal roof. Aluminum, steel, and zinc are the most common metals used for commercial metal roofing, but that’s only part of the story. How your commercial metal roof is constructed also matters. If you have a more steeply pitched standing seam metal roof—as opposed to a typical low slope metal roof with exposed fasteners—you need to think a little differently about how you maintain it over time.
The good news is that standing seam metal roofs are incredibly durable. However, they could potentially represent higher costs for building owners both initially and throughout the roof’s long life. Here are the basics of what you should know about standing seam metal roofing in commercial applications.
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Single-ply membrane roofing materials are common today in flat or low-slope commercial roofing systems on buildings like warehouses, distribution centers, retail outlets, and even restaurants. These commercial roofing materials include thermoplastic PVC and TPO, as well as thermoset EPDM rubber, which all offer a multitude of protective benefits for your commercial building. A long commercial roof lifespan is certainly among single-ply membranes’ advantages, no matter which material option you choose.
Of course, building owners and managers can optimize their commercial roof’s lifespan and ensure that they’re getting the best possible performance from their single-ply membrane roofing. Today’s blog post covers a few tips about things you can do to protect your commercial roofing investment over time.
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While commercial roof restoration is often a better, more economical option than a total tear-off and replacement project for your building, there are situations when installing a brand new roof may be preferable. And, that opens the door to a lot of decision-making to ensure you choose the best flat or low slope roof system and roofing materials.
Indeed, when you’re looking to completely replace your commercial building’s roof, there are many very different material choices to consider, including asphalt roofing and single-ply membranes.
Today’s infographic focuses the spotlight on Modified Bitumen (MB or “Mod Bit”) roofing versus the thermoplastic single-ply membrane roofing material TPO (and its close cousin PVC). Which should you choose?
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No commercial property owner wants
the news that their metal commercial roof needs replacing. But what if we told
you that roof replacement wasn’t your only option? Inspecting
your roof twice a year for any warning signs of damage can help prevent
total roof tear-offs and replacements. This blog post will discuss the six most
common signs that your metal
roofing system needs repair before it’s too late.
At Unlimited Commercial Roofing,
we specialize in repairing aging metal commercial roof systems. Instead of a
complete roof tear-off and replacement, we use a
proven commercial metal roof restoration system to repair several types of
roofing. If you find any damaged areas after looking for these six signs, contact us for a free
on-site roof inspection.
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When it comes to choosing a roofing system for your commercial
building there are lots of factors to consider, including roofing materials,
projected lifespan, and initial installation cost. However, one of the biggest
considerations should be how your new roof will impact your energy costs over
According to Energy.gov, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning account for 35% of a building’s total energy use. That means an energy-efficient roof could spell significant savings in both the short and long-term.
One commercial roofing system that has proven to be
particularly energy-efficient is spray
foam roofing (SPF). Let’s take a look at the factors that make SPF roofing
an excellent choice for lowering your building’s energy bills.
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Commercial roofing contractors are not all the same, and
knowing what questions to ask before hiring a contractor can help you avoid a
bad experience. These ten essential questions will help you understand whether
a commercial roofing contractor can handle your project. Learn how to know if
they have the proper licensing, if they have the right process to match your
needs, and more.
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Commercial flat roof repair is an expense many property
owners, business owners, and building managers wish to avoid. However, with
regular maintenance and expert
roofing support, your commercial building’s roofing system can last for
many years. This blog post discusses the steps involved in making minor flat
roof repairs and can help you decide when it is time to call a professional
Here at Unlimited Commercial Roofing, we always recommend scheduling a free
on-site roof inspection with one of our experts if you notice any ongoing
issues. Our experts can discuss the best roofing options—including restoration,
repairs, and roof membrane coatings—that are cost-effective and efficient.
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last blog post, we talked about TPO and PVC single-ply membrane roofing
materials. However, your flat or low-slope commercial roof may have a single-ply
membrane roofing system in place today that’s not made of either of those
reflective and energy-efficient materials. EPDM roofing is a synthetic rubber
material—almost always black in color—that is also a strong and durable
Unfortunately, some of these EPDM membrane roofs may now be quite old, as the first installations of this material began over 40 years ago.
If your commercial building’s existing roofing membrane is indeed made of EPDM (which stands for ethylene propylene diene monomer), you may now be experiencing leaks at seams or points where the material has been damaged over time. And, you certainly are not experiencing the energy-saving benefits that white-colored and reflective “cool roofing” materials can offer.
Luckily, one of the biggest benefits of EPDM membrane
material is its ability to be quickly restored with elastomeric
roof coatings and other proven roofing solutions for repair and
restoration. Let’s take a closer look.
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Is your commercial building’s roof older and beginning to
leak? Have your heating and cooling bills steadily crept up in recent years and
you suspect your aging flat
or low-slope roof could be at least partially to blame?
As a building owner or operations manager, you realize it’s
time to do something to address
the problem, but you fear that something could mean an expensive and
business-disrupting total tear-off and roof replacement.
Even if other commercial roofing
contractors have suggested that you need to replace your roof, don’t sign
up for such a massive project before you consider your restoration
options. Newer roofing materials—like TPO single-ply membrane roofing—offer
incredible benefits for restoring your old, tired roof. Single-ply roofing will
give you strong, truly waterproof roofing with no tear-off and rebuilding
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While your commercial building’s flat or low-slope roof can
be made from a wide variety
of materials, metal roofing is a popular option on buildings like the large
warehouses and manufacturing facilities common in our eastern
Pennsylvania service area here at Unlimited Commercial Roofing.
But, what kind of metal roofing does your building have? Is it painted or coated? The unique properties of your commercial metal roof—including certain factors about its construction—affect how maintenance and repairs should be approached. And you probably have unanswered questions about metal roofing’s performance and longevity, especially if you’re new to commercial building ownership or management.
The good news is that most metal roof types are great
candidates for metal
roof restoration, so if you’re experiencing age-related problems like rust,
damaged fasteners, and weak spots, you likely don’t need to take on a costly replacement
Today’s post gives you a little more information about each
of some typical commercial metal roofing types, including what you need to be
on the lookout for in terms of issues.
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