There are three main categories of single-ply roofing membranes: modified bitumen (which evolved from asphalt roofing and has other chemical components added); thermoset membranes (EPDM – essentially, synthetic rubber) and thermoplastic membranes, […]
If you own or manage a commercial building, the time will come when you’ll have to confront problems with the roofing system that’s on your facility. It’s going to come down to choosing between the three R’s: Repair, Re-cover, or Replacement. Which is […]
One thing that many people may not think about regarding their roof is ventilation. It is important for any roof – residential, commercial, or industrial – to be properly ventilated. While ventilation requirements and systems vary, the main purposes […]
Commercial buildings are complex structures, with many different systems that work together to ensure complete building integrity. When one of those systems fails or is compromised, it can affect other components.
So, you bought a new roof. What now? New roofs, commercial flat roofs in particular, are an expensive investment and even though you should have a warranty, letting the roof sit without regular inspections is probably not a good idea and can lead to […]
Have you ever noticed those black streaks that sometimes appear on shingle roofs? They aren’t discoloration from weathering; they’re algae, mold, mildew, lichen, or moss that grows in and under the shingles on parts of the roof that receive less […]
Does the thickness of a single-ply membrane matter? Commercial roofing membranes can range from thinner 40-mil, to thicker 90-mil. A common misconception about single-ply membranes is that thicker is always better. While the thickness of a membrane […]