There is a list of important factors that roofers use to assess the state of a commercial roof. The following factors will monitor which options offer the best return on investment and desired efficiency.
With large commercial buildings, we often see flat-topped roofs. This style of roofing can lead to pooling and leaks if not cared for appropriately. When assessing a new roofing project, inspect the current flashing, gutters, and drain pipes.
Certain areas or sides of an industrial roof could show water damage or signs of increased drainage flow. When irregularities in the roof are found, it will be considered in the redesigning process.
Reflective efficiency is the amount of the sun’s heat rays that are reflected from your roofing. The efficiency is measured regarding R-Value, which is the measuring unit of thermal resistance. The R-Value also applies to other building materials like insulations, wicking membranes, and any solid substance used to resist the transfer of heat.
Because every building is different, we look at the structural integrity and support of the roof before considering solutions. Some options will not be available to certain buildings that cannot support the load of heavier materials or do not have the proper angle.
There could be structural flaws in your building which will need to be addressed before a new roof.
Some roofs may not need replacement. Roofs with gravel, tar or sheet metal may just need light repair. A new roof will increase the energy efficiency of your building, but it may not be worth the price. We at Ja-Mar Roofing & Sheet Metal can assess the situation and give you a fair solution.
Kinds of Commercial Roofing
Technology is always bringing more efficient and innovative roofing options onto the market. Here are some of the widely used and leading roofing technologies being used.
- Thermoplastic Roofing: a durable plastic material with high-temperature tolerance and flexibility. Thermoplastic is fire resistant, has a lifespan of over 20 years and is tolerant of high winds.
- EDPM: Ethylene Propylene Diene Terpolymer is a part rubber and part plastic roofing material that is used on roofs with low pitch.
- BUR: Built-Up Roofing is made of tar, asphalt, gravel and fabric to make layers of impervious material on a flat top roof.
- PVC: a Premature Ventricular Contraction of plastic mixed with polyester and fiberglass to make an impervious membrane.
- Sheet Metal: pressed aluminum sheets die cut to add surface area and water draining features. Sheet metal is highly reflective, efficient, durable and easy to install.
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Our staff at Ja-Mar Roofing & Sheet Metal will gladly talk to you about any roofing questions you have. Give us a call today at (512) 441-8437 or fill out our form.