5 Main Low Slope Roofing Materials: Which is Right for Your Roof?
Low slope or flat roofs — where the slope rises less than four inches in a run of 12 inches — require special systems to prevent leaks. Whether the roof protects a giant industrial building or your home, you want to choose the best system for your structure. Most low-slope roofs are now built or re-covered with one of four main material types, TPO, PVC, EPDM or Modified Bitumen, while Built-Up declines in popularity. (more…)
What are the Differences Between Residential and Commercial Roofing?
If it is time to consider replacing the roof on your home or commercial building, you may be wondering what the difference is between the two. After all, a roof is a roof, right? That’s not exactly true. The difference between a roof installed on a residential home can vary greatly from one put onto a large warehouse or other commercial structure. (more…)
Why You Need to Add a Coating to Your Metal Roof
Stop that leaky roof today! If your building has a metal roof, you may be able to fix it without the cost of installing a whole new roof. Sealing it with a metal roof coating may be all that is necessary to reap substantial monetary (not to mention comfort) benefits. (more…)
Why You Should Consider Retrofitting Your Metal Roof
Metal roofs are commonly used on commercial properties, and the reason is clear — they are easy to maintain and can last up to 50 years if taken care of properly. But, what happens when your metal roof begins to show its age? Don’t rip it off and reinstall, as that can be expensive! Retrofitting your roof is the best option and offers numerous benefits including: (more…)
5 Benefits of Built-Up Roofing Systems
Built-up roofing describes specific roofs that use a foundation of ply sheets and bitumen layers, typically with a pebble-like surface material on top. This type of commercial roof is particularly popular for low-slope rooftops. When high-quality materials are used, built-up roofs can offer numerous advantages for many different types of buildings. Let’s take a closer look at the benefits of a built-up roof and if it’s right for your building!
5 Benefits of a Thermoplastic Roofing System
Thermoplastic roofing, also known as “TPO” roofing, with a light-colored thermoplastic membrane is particularly popular for larger commercial buildings. This membrane provides plenty of advantages for businesses that are looking for new roofing solutions, especially in areas that get a lot of sun and heat (which can damage rooftops over time). If you have a flat or low-slope commercial building, check out the primary advantages of using or switching to a thermoplastic material.
Why A New Roof Makes Financial Sense
If you have an older roof on your home, you may find yourself wondering whether you should upgrade it to a new roof, or whether you should keep the roof you have until it fails. There are many reasons why installing a new roof may make financial sense if your existing one is old and nearing the end of its lifespan. Here are the top four reasons why a new roof makes financial sense.
Tax Breaks for Commercial Roofs: It’s Time to Invest
Section 179 is an important part of the tax code for roofing professionals — and anyone else who has a roofing project in mind! This Section allows a taxpayer to immediately expense important roofing costs of qualifying real property, rather than depreciating the addition across years.
Why Your Roof Deserves TLC
How much attention do you pay to your roof? Homeowners often have great plans for their lawns, decks, patios, and landscaping but may forget about the roof until something goes wrong. Your roof deserves more than that! Here’s why roof inspections and maintenance are so important to the value and appearance of your home. (more…)
What is TPO Roofing?
When it’s time to replace the flat roof on your commercial or industrial building, you’ll face a multitude of choices. TPO, EPDM, PVC and modified bitumen lead the field in popular single-ply membranes. Built-up roofing (BUR), commonly known as tar and gravel, still contends for a piece of the pie but continues to drop in favor. Each system offers advantages and disadvantages. Read on to learn why TPO is one of the most popular single-ply choices on the market today. (more…)