Does Your SPF Roofing Need Repair? Here’s How to Know and What to Do

While it’s true that spray polyurethane foam roofing (SPF) is an incredibly durable commercial roofing material and can significantly cut your energy bills, SPF roofs can develop problems over time just like any other flat or low-slope roofing type.

The good news is that SPF roofing can easily be refreshed and repaired with additional layers of SPF foam or a re-application of the white, reflective topcoat.

But, how do you know when it’s time to repair your commercial building’s SPF roof? And what are the steps that commercial building owners and managers should take to address roof problems?

Today’s blog post answers these big questions about SPF roofing with advice about problems to look out for and the best way you can respond to ensure your SPF commercial roof’s long service life.

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Does Your Commercial Building Have a Standing Seam Metal Roof?

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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How to Improve the Lifespan of Your Single-Ply Commercial Roofing

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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6 Signs You Need to Repair Your Metal Commercial Roof

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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How Can A Spray Foam Roof Cut Your Energy Bills?

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 time.

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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10 Questions to Ask When Hiring Commercial Roofing Contractors

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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What You Need to Know About Commercial Flat Roof Repair

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 roofing company.

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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What Metal Roof Installation Do You Have?

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 project.

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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The Pros and Cons of SPF Roofing for Restoration

We have talked a lot here on our blog about choosing the right materials for your commercial building’s roof. This is certainly important when you’re installing a new roof, but it’s perhaps even more critical to make the right material choice when you’re restoring an aging roof—especially one that’s already developed some problems like small leaks or damage.

Many building owners and managers mistakenly choose to fix problems on their roofs with products purchased on the retail market and installed by amateurs. This can be an attractive option because it initially appears to be low cost. Unfortunately, “cheaping out” on revitalizing your building’s roof can end up being very costly when the fixes don’t last more than a season or two, and you might end up with a mess that takes a lot of money and time to correct.

Luckily, there are several options to restore your roof right the first time. Spray foam polyurethane (SPF) systems—applied by experienced, qualified professional roofers—are one of the strongest choices you can make today. Let’s take a closer look at why you should consider SPF.

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7 Common Questions About Commercial Metal Roofs

There are a lot of good reasons to consider a metal roof for new or existing commercial buildings. They deliver a long service life. Metal roofs conserve energy and provide energy savings of up to 40%. They can be recycled. And, they can even improve your property value.

Here are seven questions we’re commonly asked about commercial metal roofs.

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