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…)
What is a Cool Roof and Why Would I Want One?
Have you ever wished your roof would block more summer heat than it does now? With less heat gain from the hot Georgia sun, your air conditioning costs would go down, right? What if you could attain even more benefits from a cool roof than just energy savings? By replacing your roof with a cool roof system, you can enjoy enough benefits to make the initial expense well worth it. (more…)
4 Common Causes of Roof Leaks
Few things cause as much dismay as a roof leak. When properly installed and maintained, an asphalt shingle roof should last over twenty years if no damage occurs to it. Among other things, regular maintenance includes replacing liquid sealants (caulking) when they begin to dry out and shrink. Beyond the normal 20 to 30 year lifecycle, however, the major components of the roof will become deteriorated and prone to failure. Below, we present the most common causes of roof leaks. (more…)
Dark vs. Light Shingles: Which is Best for Your Home?
Today’s homeowners have an important choice to make when it comes to their shingles — are dark or light shingles the best choice? This decision is about a lot more than just color; it can have an important impact on your home’s cooling capabilities, and how much money you spend on AC bills. Here are the big differences between the two types of shingles that you should know! (more…)
How to Prepare Your Roof for Summer
Spring is the perfect time in the Atlanta area to tackle roof projects! The weather is not yet so hot and sticky as it gets in summer, unexpected rainstorms are less of a concern, and the days are long enough to finish projects up quickly. But what does your roof need? What sort of repairs or replacements should you make to prepare for the coming years? We know that you’re busy, so we will narrow our spring advice down to two important points. (more…)