Commercial & Residential Roofing
Commercial roofing can be tricky if you don’t know what makes a certain material great. Use this guide to help you understand which roofing material is best for you.
With over 30 million commercial businesses in the U.S. alone, you need a strong infrastructure to remain competitive. As such, roofing is a key aspect of that infrastructure that warrants attention.
But what type of commercial roofing systems should you consider? And what are the differences between them? Should you get highly reflective roofing systems or a simple metal roof?
That’s what we’re here to look at today. Read on to find out more about commercial roofing and its different types.
1. Single-Ply Membrane Roofing
Singly-ply roof solutions are the best method for keeping your commercial building intact and protected.
When installed properly, these roofs can last up to 30 years.
Fire retardant versions of single-ply membrane commercial roofing are available if you’re looking for fire resistance. Overall, cost-effective single-ply roofing products are safe, secure, and durable.
2. Metal Roofing
Metal roofing is a reliable method of roofing your commercial business. Most roofs use corrugated galvanized steel, but there are plenty of aluminum or tin roofs available.
Some metal roofing materials are lightweight, meaning they can be installed on top of an existing roof. Afterward, you can apply for rust or UV protection.
These roofs are energy efficient, stylish, and fire-resistant, stable and durable as well.
3. Shingle Roofing
When most people think of roofs, they usually envision the shingle roofing that you see in most homes.
Shingles can be made of a number of different materials: wood, ceramic, slate, metal, or plastic.
The best part about shingles is that they’re cost-effective. They also last from 15 to 30 years, which therefore making them a long term, worthwhile investment.
Looking for reliable commercial roofing services in Texas? Contact us today and we’ll get you started on a solution right away!
You may be asking, what can I expect with a new construction project, and this is a great question to ask, and the answer is a complete inspection of the entire structure’s envelope of which will aid in the anaylisis of the intended roof type.
This will include the deck, insulation and covering.
What Happens During A Roof Inspection?
Perhaps you’ve seen water stains on your ceiling or water dripping from your roof recently. In any case, now is the moment to act and resolve your roof problems.
The best inspections are produced by:
Proposing a cost-effective, workable solution to your issue
Identifying every possible entry point for water into the building
Identifying HVAC, vents, pipes, gutter and downspout issues
Describing the issues and solutions in an easy-to-understand approach
Providing photo documentation of roof condition
But what happens during the inspection itself? Here, we’ll go through everything that happens during a roof inspection, from beginning to end.
It starts from the inside:
From the inside of the structure, we will conduct a roof check. The purpose is to see where the water’s path comes to an end. Where the water stops on its route is a good indicator of where the leak started.
If you have water stains in your tiles, for example, the position directly above on your roof is a good estimate of where the water is entering the building.
A puncture in that place is another sign. If an HVAC unit is located right above on the roof, it’s a good bet that the leak originates there.
Includes walking the roof:
We will inspect the roof for particular conditions, such as:
Holes in the substrate
Uplifted nails and/or shingles
Incorrect / badly performed roof repairs
Trace roof leaks, HVAC flashings, gutters, drains, vents
Determine condition of previous roof installations
We will begin at the edge and work their way towards the center of the roof. One reason is that you ensure that no part of the roof is overlooked. Another explanation is that the perimeter borders of the roof have a larger chance of generating a leak than the roof’s field.
The reason for this is that the perimeter edges of a roofing system can be lifted by the wind. On a single-ply roofing system, this usually leads the edges to lose adhesion before the roof’s field.
Why is Roof Repair important?
All properties must have their roofs repaired on a regular basis.
In order to extend the life and the value of your roof, you will need to repair it.
Our team will evaluate the issues that contribute to the need for roof repairs.
We will also help you plan for the long-term maintenance of your roof.
Lack Of Maintenance Leads to Costly Repairs
Lack of Roof maintenance can lead to more costly repairs in the future, or possibly an expensive replacement.
Following installation, hire a professional to conduct routine inspections and maintenance.
Poorly Designed Roofs
A poorly built roof is one of the most common reasons for repair or replacement. We can provide a manufacturer’s warranty that covers both the installation and the roofing materials installed.
Wind can cause the edge of roofing panels or shingles are blown away by the wind it creates a partial vacuum.
Although, wind damage is commonly associated with severe weather events however, it can even occur when winds reach speeds of 60 miles per hour. In order to keep this problem from occurring, the medal edge strips will need to be applied properly.
Flashings help prevent water from entering through seams in addition to areas such as where the roof meets the chimney.
They are the first component of a roof system to deteriorate. Monitor your flashings closely as part of routine maintenance.
Roof repair is necessary; however, it is especially important for older roofs. Therefore, by having repairs completed early will save you money on roof replacement.
Our team of professional roofers are here to assist you with your roof repair needs.
Give us a call at Texoma Roofing and Construction today or chat with us online!