Do you know what materials make up the roof on your commercial building? A wide range of roofing systems and material components exist, and the type of flat or low-slope roof your commercial building has matters. Factors such as energy efficiency, durability, and whether your particular roof is susceptible to specific issues like ponding water or damage from foot traffic are directly related to its materials and construction.
Today’s post offers a closer look at some of the most
popular systems out there so you can better understand what repair and restoration
options will be best as your commercial roof ages.
Continue reading “Types of Flat Roof Systems”
It’s no secret that roof replacement is a costly matter that
can seriously put a dent in your wallet. Pushing off an inspection is
comparative to you avoiding the doctor—you know you could have some problems,
but you just don’t want to have to deal with them right now. But just like
avoiding the doctor, avoiding a roof inspection could potentially only make
problems worse for your commercial roof. Luckily, there are a few things you
can do before calling a roofing inspector and avoid possible costs down the
Continue reading “Make Roof Inspection a Habit Twice a Year”
Low-sloping or flat roofs are by nature at greater risk of developing leaks than are pitched roofs that
promote faster water runoff. Fortunately, business owners now have more
options for repairing and restoring low-sloping and flat roofs.
These options boost energy efficiency and are also effective
Commercial flat roofs are most commonly covered in rubber membrane, metal sheets, or
asphalt. These roofing materials have lifespans ranging from as short as 10
years to as long as 30. However, when any of these roofing systems leak,
business owners can now opt to repair and restore them with newer applied membrane or spray-on
materials. In addition to having longer lifespans, these newer roofing solutions also reflect sunlight
thereby increasing the building’s overall energy efficiency. Some of these
roofing solutions can also be used on new construction.
Continue reading “Commercial Roof Restoration… Choose Wisely”
Metal roofing has long been a popular choice for commercial
roofs due to its durability and energy efficiency. It’s also an
environmentally-friendly choice since it’s not made from petroleum by-products
and can easily be recycled.
But, despite their obvious advantages, metal roofs do
develop issues as they age. Rain, snow, salt air, and a variety of other
environmental factors combine to damage your metal roof over time.
Rust and corrosion are the biggest problems, especially on
metal roofs made from galvanized steel. Rust usually starts at the seams,
eventually leading to leaks that cause costly water damage or even mold
Even aluminum roofs, which aren’t prone to rust, can suffer
from weakened seams or damaged fasteners that also lead to costly leaks.
If your metal roof is showing signs of age or is already
leaking, you might think the only solution is to replace your metal roof, which
can be a costly proposition. But this isn’t the only option.
At Unlimited Commercial Roofing, we specialize in restoring commercial metal roofing using Conklin Roofing Systems’ complete restoration system.
Today, we’re pulling back the curtain to give you an inside
look at how our metal roof restoration process can actually turn your aging
roof’s weak points into strengths, extending the life of your metal roof for
decades to come.
Continue reading “Metal Roof Issues To Look Out For”
When you think about your commercial building’s roof, you know that is it one of your facility’s most valuable and essential assets. You may not think about it often, but when you do, it’s likely because you’re having problems with your roof.
Its common knowledge that a full roof replacement is probably a six-figure investment, and that can be a bit anxiety-inducing for building owners and managers. If you have roofing woes such as leaks or standing water today, you may assume that a total roof replacement is your only option.
Luckily, even though this once was the case, it doesn’t hold true anymore. Another economical option besides a complete roof replacement is roof coatings. Roof coatings allow customers to restore their existing commercial roofs with less environmental impact and at a much lower cost.
Here at Unlimited Commercial Roofing, we’ve partnered with Conklin Roofing Systems, a leader in the roofing industry since 1977, to bring you the most reliable and cost-effective roof coatings available.
There are many roofing products out there on the market, but Conklin’s innovative commercial roofing systems consistently outperform their projected life expectancy. There are many other reasons, too, why you should choose Conklin roof coatings over the competition for your commercial roofing restoration needs. Continue reading “7 Reasons to Choose Conklin”
It’s true that a lot of myths are out there about commercial roof restoration. Because many people have never owned or managed a large commercial building or been involved in the roofing industry, they have little experience with coating systems and other repair techniques. Unfortunately, this means misinformation spreads with little correction. Have you heard that restorative coatings don’t work or are all the same? Has someone told you that having your commercial roof restored will be a major hassle that requires extensive downtime for your business?
Here at Unlimited Commercial Roofing, we’ve heard it all from prospective clients who are wondering what to do about their leaking or deteriorating commercial roof. Restorative coatings like the industry-leading Conklin system we exclusively work with are often the answer they’re looking for, but they just don’t have all the facts. Today we’re debunking ten big myths about roof coatings so you too can better understand why restoration with coating systems is such a reliable choice for fixing your commercial roof’s problems. Continue reading “Understanding the Myths About a Commercial Roof Coating”
Is your commercial building’s roof leaking? No matter what the cause of the problem, from age to weather-related damage, a single small leak can begin a nightmarish struggle for your business. But, you don’t have to let roof leaks win! And the best news is that your building’s flat or low-sloped metal, EPDM, PVC, or other type material roof can probably be restored instead of totally replaced. Afraid that a leak could mean completely tearing up your roof and replacing it at great expense? We’re here to assure you that this most extreme scenario is likely unnecessary.
There are multiple options for commercial roof restoration depending on what your building’s roof is made out of or how it was originally constructed. Today we’re taking a look at what those options are and how each can effectively stop leaks. Unlike full replacement, all available types of restoration will provide minimal business disruption. They will also last for at least 18 years, and many last even longer. Which option is right for your roof? Continue reading “Roof Restoration May Be Your Better Route Than Replacement”