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Commercial Roofing Overview

Roofs are a fundamental part of protecting our homes and businesses. However, some structures, like a farmhouse, may have an entirely different roofing requirement compared to, let’s say, a warehouse. Warehouses in areas known to get beat up by snow and hail will require an entirely different roof than warehouses in desert or arid places like Nevada, where rain is rare and hail even rarer.

The choice of commercial roofing depends on quite a few factors. In this article, we’ll examine just about everything you will want to know about commercial roofing. The goal is to help you choose the right type of roofing for your business and answer all the commonly asked questions associated with choosing a commercial roofing type.

What Is Commercial Roofing?

Commercial roofing systems have the same function as any other type of roofing, i.e., protecting your property. However, they are a few things that set commercial roofing apart from what is otherwise available. The first is the materials used to build and install these roofs. Usually, commercial roofing systems are made of single ply (EPDM, TPO or PVC), modified bitumen, concrete, gravel and tar, built-up roofing and a few others. These roofs may be made of concrete tiles or asphalt, depending on prevailing weather conditions.

Commercial roofs are also typically much more extensive compared to their residential counterparts. However, commercial roofs tend to have a complex slope, with penetrations and curves, making them much more complicated to install and maintain later. But commercial roofs, unlike their residential counterparts, are made from heavier materials and thus can withstand bad weather and hold up to years of wear and tear.

If we draw a comparison between commercial and residential roofing systems, it is pretty evident that there are more commercial roofing systems than residential ones. However, apart from the roofing material and methods, a lot of the durability associated with your commercial roofing boils down to the contractor. That’s why you always want to hire a reputed contractor to ensure the best results.

Types Of Commercial Roofing Systems

As mentioned earlier, there are quite a few types of commercial roofing systems. Below is a run-down of each type in detail.

Built-Up Roofing

Built-up roofing, abbreviated as BUR, was first used in the 1800s. It was a roofing system, mainly built up of multiple layers of asphalt in between ply sheets or those of felt, draped over the insulation and roof deck. This turned out to be much more durable than other roofing options out there at the time.

The BUR System is Effective In Many Geographic Locations

The first BUR roofs were built to be flat roofs. Most people remember the image of a man on a roof with a mop. That was a man spreading black tar on the roof, and even though today, a mop like that wouldn’t be used for obvious safety reasons, there is still nostalgia for it amongst people in the roofing community.

Moping hot tar is bad for many reasons, one of which is that it will spill hot tar across your property, and second, it can burn you. However, BUR roofs were only meant for a flat surface. But technology caught up, new materials evolved from tar, and now roofers use refined asphalt, which has improved the performance of BUR roofing systems immensely.

Potential Drawbacks Of The BUR Roofing System

Premature Breakdown Caused By A Low Slope Or It Being Flat

When there is snow or rain, it will accumulate on the roof, and thus it needs to be drained away effectively off the surface. If the roof is indeed flat, there is no slope, which is why the water will not drain. So, the water can only be removed either by it being absorbed or evaporation. Regardless, you have water sitting on the roof for far longer than it should, leading to increased odds of leaks and roof failure over time.

Ponding Of Pooling Area 

You can think of a ponding area as any location on the roof where the water stands for over 48 hours. A ponding area over an inch tall, covering 10’x10’, for instance, weighs approximately 520lbs. Obviously, this added weight increases the stress on the roof and, over time, causes it to sag. As the roof increasingly sags, it creates a depression lower than the surface of the roof, exacerbating the odds of a ponding area.

What this means is that any moisture on your roof will follow the laws of gravity and naturally gravitate to the ponding area, bringing along contaminants and dirt. This will then fill the depression with more moisture. This cycle becomes increasingly worse, so as long as the ponding area remains, this results in ultimate failure.

Water evaporation tends to happen at different rates; higher temperatures accelerate the process. Generally, a stagnant pool on the roof will be ¼” of evaporation a day.

This ponding effect on a commercial roof is real and is one of the reasons why it is essential to get a roof professionally inspected annually.

Air Conditioning Equipment 

Most commercial buildings have HVAC units on top of the roof, which is why many modern commercial roofs are flat. However, regular operation of the equipment can contribute to many roof surface problems.

The most common issue is the weight of the HVAC unit. This “Point Load”, as it is called, can begin to stretch off, weighing down the roof and causing a depression. This, too, can lead to the creation of a ponding area phenomenon we’ve examined earlier, becoming the root of a string of long-term issues.

Then you have the process of air conditioning to deal with, which includes outside air, filtration and changing the air temperature before it is moved through the building. However, condensation is a by-product of this process, which may accumulate as small wet patches initially and thus must be removed immediately. Most HVAC units have a condensation pipe which gives the condensation a way to be drained from the unit and, ideally, off the roof.

The problem occurs when the condensation pipes aren’t secured correctly to the connecting drain, this causes a leak consequently, a puddle forming around the area. The continuous flow, especially in the summer, means the area does not dry up adequately or fast enough. This results in a ponding area that does not evaporate, infiltrating the building through the surface.

Many climatized commercial buildings have various functions and rooms within the building. Proper health within the building and good ventilation is needed, especially for spaces like the kitchens and bathrooms. When there are multiple rooms, the roof will often have various points of penetrations or places where it may break from the surface.

Since these penetrations are made mainly from metal-like vent pipes, and a BUR roof is commonly from layers of asphalt, temperature fluctuation can lead to cracking around the affected areas. The expansion and contraction of metal parts at varying rates compared to that of asphalt leads to cracking in areas. If these cracks aren’t addressed in time, with a good seal around the joints, they can cause water to drip into the building.

How Are These Issues Prevented?

There are a couple of steps experienced roofers will take to fortify the structure of a BUR roofing system. These steps include but may not be limited to the following:

Preventing ponding areas – Usually, this entails cleaning all the dirt from the area. Once the area has dried and cleaned, various materials are applied to the surface to make it resistant to damage. Usually, various brands of materials are used to reinforce the roof’s structure against water ingress.

Dealing with leaks from an HVAC system – A leaking HVAC system can be a nightmare for a commercial building manager and the owner. One reason is that leading equipment isn’t covered by the warranty offered by most, if not all, roofing material manufacturers. Plus, water that remains on the roof for up to 48 hours is considered ponding and is a maintenance item.

Preventing penetrations – Drains are potential points of penetration; it is around these areas that the roofing material may crack and split compared to any other part of the roof. However, depending on the construction material and temperatures, it may expand and contract at varying rates. The differential of this movement is what separates them from connection points, but these can also be resealed during regularly scheduled maintenance and cleaning. Potential fixes include using 19 Ultra rubberized asphalt cement, 229 SBS Rubber Reinforced asphalt mastic and others.

It is worth noting that the exact measures taken by a commercial roofing company will depend on the problem and the extent of the issue.

Metal Roofing

Metal roofing has, over the years, become one of the most popular commercial roofing choices for good reasons. There are a few reasons why metal is the material of choice compared to other roofing materials like concrete, shingles and tiles.

While metal roofing may be the best choice for some types of buildings, it may not be suitable for every building. That’s why it is essential to understand how metal roofing works before you can decide if it is a good match for your building.

Below are a few reasons to choose commercial metal roofing.

Durability

Metal roofs are engineered to potentially last decades, possibly longer than most other roofing materials, some costing more than it. Many commercial building owners decide on metal roofing because it is a one-time cost in their eyes, and after that, its years of service life without much in the way of maintenance. Depending on the type of metal roofing, it can last anywhere from 50 to over a hundred years without signs of extreme corrosion and degradation.

Hold Up To Anything

Compared to other materials such as plastic, wood and concrete, metal is the most durable material, regardless of whether it is used for roofing. However, in the roofing industry, metal roofs that are professionally installed can withstand bad weather and adverse conditions like:

  • Moisture/rain
  • Strong winds
  • Exposure to UV rays
  • Hail
  • Mold, mildew, and algae
  • Rodents and other
  • Intruders
  • Snow damage

It is also worth mentioning that just about all metal roofing materials are Class A fire rated. This means that they are noncombustible, offering the highest grade of fire resistance possible. This ensures that metal roofing has what is needed to protect against all the common roofing threats, and that’s another reason for it being so popular.

Maintenance

Metal roofing is virtually maintenance-free; they don’t require the same level of maintenance as other roofing materials, especially if it is correctly installed. General upkeep will include work such as removing branches, leaves, and debris off the roof, which can get stuck in the gutters preventing water from being efficiently discharged.

The rains will wash away most stains on metal roofs, but if not, there are cost-effective methods to remove stains. Many commercial buildings opt for a concealed fastener roof because there is far less upkeep associated with it compared to the exposed fastener-style metal roof.

Eco-Friendly

Metal roofing is undoubtedly environmentally friendly. The first reason is that metal is recyclable; most of all, it is comparatively easy to recycle, which means that it can be torn off and recycled into future products. Plus, many of the latest metal roofing panels are available as pre-consumer or post-consumer recycled types. Most of all, the quality of recycled metal roofs isn’t in any way inferior to ones those that aren’t. The same can’t be said for other roofing materials.

Pre-consumer recycled metal roofs – This is scrap content often during the manufacturing stage, which is then recycled.

Then there is also the fact that there are several roofing materials, including those made from aluminum and those made from already recycled metals. It is estimated that 95% of aluminum roofing is made from recycled material.

Lowers The Cost of Maintenance in The Long-Term

The cost of a metal roof is higher upfront, but it is a one-time cost versus that associated with asphalt and tiles. Plus, as we’ve mentioned earlier, metals can last for upwards of 50 years, while asphalt may have a lifespan of up to 20 years. This means a single metal roof can easily outlast a traditional asphalt shingles roof twice, and still some! So, the cost savings are pretty apparent.

Types Of Metal Roofing And Options

Over the years, the popularity of metal roofing has been down to its versatility, the ability to customize the roof, and the fact that there are various options that can be further customized to the style, shape, and style of the structure.

Metal roofing is a broad term in the roofing industry, especially considering that there are almost a hundred types of metals. However, the most common metals in the roofing industry are:

  • Stainless steel
  • Galvalume steel
  • Aluminum
  • Copper
  • Zinc
  • Galvanized steel

All these metals are worth consideration, but each comes with its own set of pros and cons. So, before choosing a metal, you will want to determine the best one for a building in your location that suits your needs and matches the style of your home.

Metal Roofing Styles

Standing Seam – A standing seam metal roof mainly refers to the use of metal panels interlocked together at the edges, forming a seam that will rise vertically. However, there are two types; the first use concealed fasteners, which means that the fasteners are hidden under the surface and are not easily visible to the naked eye. The other type has the fasteners visible. But this is what sets the standing seam apart from different types of metal roofing. It is the metal roofing of choice for many businesses because it lasts longer with less maintenance compared to the ones where the fasteners are exposed.

Exposed Fasteners – As mentioned earlier, these are slightly cheaper, but the fasteners are exposed. The heads of the fasteners are visible over the top of the panels. Here the fasteners go through the metal and sit within the roof deck. These systems are commonly used in agricultural and industrial commercial buildings.

Stamped Profiles – Stamped metal profiles are a good choice if you want the shingles look but with a more textured surface with longevity and the durability that metal offers. There are various stamped metal options to choose from, such as shakes, tiles, shingles and corrugated.

Standing Seam Options

If you choose to go the route of standing seams, there are a few different options:

Snap lock – These metal roofing panels are roll-formed, using specific edges that are then mechanically snapped together. This means no hand or mechanical seaming is needed. Snap locks have become increasingly popular in recent years because they effectively defend against the elements and are easier to install.

Mechanical Seam – They are also roll-formed but with specific edges intended to be lined up along each other on the roof. Once these two edges are joined, a robotic seamer will bend them, essentially locking both parts. The lock resembles a paper clip. However, you have two mechanical seaming options here:

  • Single lock or 90-degree seam – Usually, this is a single fold.
  • Double lock of a 180-degree seam – Usually, these are two folds.

Tee Panel – It is another common type of metal standing seam, where both panels are connected over on the top, which is then mechanically seamed, locking both panels. The completed seam resembles a “T” shape.

Faster Flange – This is also referred to as a nail flange and is similar to a snap lock panel. However, the difference here is that it is fastened directly to the roof deck via a male leg of the panel. After the fasteners are put in place, then a female leg of the panel will snap over it, essentially hiding the head of the fastener.

Modified Bitumen Roofing

Modified bitumen roofing is considered an evolutionary step in the built-up roofing industry. Also referred to as BUR, they are mainly used on low-slope roofs and have been used for over a century. The roofing is made from a combo of polymerized rubber or a special plastic and asphalt. This is then reinforced with fiberglass creating a rugged and flexible waterproof membrane on the roof. This membrane is what protects the roof from the elements.

Modified bitumen roofing can be used on both flat and sloped commercial roofs. However, depending on the materials used, the membrane comprises two parts or sometimes a multi-ply system.

How Is Modified Bitumen Applied?

Modified bitumen is commonly available as a membrane, usually in rolls applied directly to the substrate, with an adhesive forging a bond between both parts. The materials are either heat-wielded, or they are cold-adhered. However, there are instances where self-adherence will suffice.

Some of the modified bitumen membranes are also attached mechanically. There are commonly two layers applied, but it may sometimes be installed as part of a multi-ply system consisting of three-plus layers.

Types Of Modified Bitumen Membranes

This typically falls into two categories or varieties, i.e., SBS and APP.

APP

It is commonly called “plastic asphalt.” However, it is, in fact, called atactic polypropylene (APP) and consists of a blend of plasticized polymers blended with asphalt, which then becomes elastic when under pressure. It is worth noting that APP is UV resistant and thus an excellent choice for commercial structures in hot locations that want a cool roof effect.

SBS

SBS is an acronym for Styrene Butadiene Styrene, an elastic or rubberized form of asphalt used for roofing. The membrane combines polymerized rubber with asphalt, which adds a bit of flexibility to the final product. It is an excellent choice for buildings where the rooms tend to expand during the summer and then contract when it cools down. These extreme temperature changes can take their toll on the roof, coupled with strong winds. Fortunately, SBS offers excellent protection.

Benefits Of A Bitumen Roofing System

Tear-proof – Modified bitumen roofing is highly durable and has excellent tensile strength, making it resistant to debris, weathering, and even foot traffic.

Waterproof – When installed correctly, modified bitumen offers excellent waterproofing to the roof. In fact, it is the best waterproofing compared to any other material. The redundant layers help to enhance the roof’s waterproofing quality even further.

Easy to install, maintain and, if needed, repair – Installing bitumen roofing is easy; it does not leak and isn’t easily torn. But if it does tear, patching it up is easy.

Flexible – The material can expand and contract as the weather changes, so you don’t have to worry about extreme weather fluctuations damaging the roofing.

Highly energy efficient – Many types of modified bitumen roofing are highly UV resistant. They do an excellent job of reflecting the sun’s rays and thus lowering energy bills.

Thermoset, aka EPDM Roofing Membrane

Thermoset Roof membrane is also referred to as EPDM roofing membrane and is mainly used on the roofs of industrial facilities. EPDM roofing offers several benefits to building owners, which is something we’ll get to, but suffice it to say that it provides an economical way to protect a roof from the elements.

What Is Thermoset?

Thermoset roof membrane is a single-ply membrane similar to other types of roofing systems we’ve discussed above. However, this one is made up of a material best described as similar to rubber. It is a highly reliable and time-tested industrial roofing option.

Benefits Of Thermoset

As mentioned earlier, there are quite a few benefits associated with using Thermoset; below is a description of a couple.

Fire Resistant – Thermoset roof membrane is fire resistant which is ideal for helping keep an industrial facility safe in the event of a fire. The fire-resistant nature makes it highly suitable for other types of buildings too. It is worth mentioning that this is the roofing material of choice for commercial buildings because there is a higher probability of a fire at these facilities than at others. Plus, the material helps to confine the fire within the inside or outside of the structure, reducing its impact.

If the fire is on the outside of the building, the membrane will prevent it from entering the building via the roof. But if the section inside catches fire, it will not spread, which prevents other parts of the building from catching fire or even the adjacent property from catching fire.

Resists Freezing Weather – Employees must be shielded from the cold when working hard at an industrial facility. The temperatures during the day and night can impact their health, directly affecting their ability to work. The thermoset roof membrane helps to protect the roof of the facility from freezing, which keeps the temperature cozy inside.

UV Resistant – Ultraviolet rays are bad for health and can damage other materials used in various industries. EPDM roofing is capable of helping shield everyone from the harmful effects of UV rays. It lowers the impact of these rays and, thus, the adverse effects they cause, ensuring the environment remains conducive to people working in the facility.

Acid Resistant – Acids are known to cause all manner of damage in various industries. The consistent emission of fumes moving up to the ceiling can and often does affect the roof. Ordinary roofing or those used in residential homes can’t stand up to the acidic fumes. That’s why EPDM is the best choice, especially for industries that use strong acids in their manufacturing processes.

Solvent Resistant – Solvents and other alcoholic elements can cause damage to the roof, but EPDM offers excellent protection against this. It is resistant to all types of solvents and alcohol, which reduces the potential damage they can cause to the roofing structure.

Easy installation, repair and maintenance –EPDM roofing is easy and cheaper to maintain, repair and initially install. This is one of the reasons why they are so cost-effective and the material of choice in many industries.

Thermoplastic & TPO Roof Membrane

Thermoplastic Polyolefin is a single-ply membrane that is now one of the most popular and fastest-growing roofing materials. Most TOP systems are a single layer of reinforced or synthetic scrim that mainly covers a flat roof.

Thermoplastic Polyolefin membranes are manufactured in sheets that measure from 10 feet wide to 20 feet. The sheets are then rolled and sold commercially. They are also transferred in rolls to the installation site.

TPO is now universally accepted mainly because of its naturally reflective surface from which UV rays bounce off, protecting the roof from damage. That’s one of the reasons why TPO roofing makes up 40% of the commercial roofing market, as reported by the National Roofing Contractors Association.

Installing A TPO Roof

Once the existing substrate is prepared, the insulation can be installed by cleaning or scrubbing the existing roofing material. However, there are a few different types of insulation to choose from:

Polyisocyanurate (Polyiso)  is the most common insulation type in the roofing industry despite being expensive. However, its higher R-value means it pays off in the long term.

Expanded Polystyrene (EPS)  offers the highest R-value for every dollar spent. This material is used for more than just roofing because it can be used for flooring insulation and also for walls. Plus, it is perfect for ground contact because of its ability not to absorb water.

Extruded Polystyrene (XPS) – This is usually available as pink, blue or green color, falling between EPS and Polysio in terms of pricing and performance. However, XPS is semipermeable, with a ‘1’ rating.

TPO membranes can be attached to the cover board using an adhesive but can also be mechanically fastened. When rolled out, the contractor returns and may use a hot-air gun to mainly weld the seams to form a bond.

The Durability Of A TPO Roof

It is not uncommon for TPO roofing to last for up to 20 years and, in some cases, even more. As TPO roofing ages, the seams will start to rip apart, and over time the flashings will fail, puncturing the membrane and other parts of the roof, causing a leak.

 Water entering through the roof is the first sign of your TPO roofing needing repair. This usually happens when the seam is losing adhesion, which leads to water entering the insulation. Once the insulation has accrued water, it will start to seep into the roofing deck and start leaking into the building. This is when you will want to call a commercial roofing contractor for a thorough inspection.

The inspection will reveal the following:

  • Where is water entering the insulation from?
  • The age of the TPO roof
  • What conditions are your seams in
  • The layers your roof has

The professional roofer will then provide you with potential repair options. For instance, if the roof is 12 years old, and the seams have uplifted, it is nearing failure. So, if something isn’t done right away, strong gusts of wind will start to separate the seems even further, and that will mean more water entering the insulation.

A roofing contractor will run an infrared inspection to check the amount of saturation mainly. Usually, this type of inspection will take 30 minutes and will have to be done after sundown because that’s when the surface is cooler. The infrared camera will help detect heat differences, and the contractor will mark those areas.

Advantages Of Thermoplastic Polyolefin Roofing

A single-ply membrane can last around 20-plus years, but only if it’s correctly installed and maintained. There are a few benefits of a single-ply membrane which include:

Customers can choose the insulation – Since it is a single-ply, the customer has more options, so they can choose an insulation that best meets their facility’s needs.

Class A Fire Rated – TPO membranes are all Class A fire rated because they have fire retarding chemicals included in them.

Reflective / Retentive – Most TPO roofing is white and reflective. But you also have EPDM roofing which is also called Black Roofs because of the dark membrane.

Green Roofing System

A green roof is referred to as a rooftop garden; some call it a climate roof, but they all mean the same thing. Generally, these terms refer to a commercial roof with a garden or deck, with vegetation intended to attract wildlife or foster a natural habitat. Green roofs help restore the vegetation of an urban environment and help mitigate increased temperatures. Most businesses opt for green roofs because they contribute to the environment and are a practical solution to help maintain a sustainable roofing system. Plus, they help increase biodiversity, improving the quality of life not just for those in the building but also around it.

Types Of Green Roofing Systems

There are two main types of green roof systems:

Extensive green roofing – These are lightweight and don’t require much plant maintenance. Plus, it requires just a few centimeters of the soil, but it can support mainly drought-resistant plants like wildflowers and grass. Extensive roofs are ideally suited for roofs that don’t receive much foot traffic.

Intensive green roofing – These happen to be heavier, and thus they need more involved maintenance. Intensive green roofs can accommodate bushes, trees and other vegetation types because of deeper soil.

Benefits Of Commercial Roofing

The benefits of commercial roofing include the following:

  • The ability to reduce heat islands
  • Enhancing the aesthetic appeal of a commercial building
  • It helps to prolong the life of the roof’s waterproofing membrane
  • It offers a natural environment that absorbs CO2
  • Improves thermal performance of the structure
  • It slows down the flow of storm water by retaining most of this, which alleviates the pressure caused by storm water on the drainage system.

The Importance Of Commercial Roof Inspections

Businesses are strongly advised to get their commercial roofing, regardless of type, professionally inspected. Older roofs need to be inspected more frequently, often once a year, while newer roofs can be inspected once every few years, as recommended by the roofer.

Roofers will examine problems with the decking, roof membranes, gutters, flashing, drainage pipes, and vents. This helps prevent roof damage by identifying issues ahead of time. The ability to identify problems ahead of time means that business owners can avert potentially expensive repairs.

Maintaining Commercial Roofs

Apart from an inspection, the roof will also require proper maintenance, which is critical to extending the life of your commercial roof. Usually, this includes removing debris and treating damage like leaks, water damage, and tears. Depending on the type of commercial roofing, the flashing may also need to be repaired, in addition to preparing the roof for the upcoming cold or hot season. Most of all, it is essential to ensure that the roofing material is in excellent condition because if not, it can be addressed before it springs a leak.

Summary

Commercial roofing materials are meant to be all-weather while at the same time ensuring that the business is insulated from the elements. However, some materials, like metal roofing, are ideally suited for areas with less rainfall. In contrast, EPDM roofs are ideally suited for areas that receive much rainfall. Your choice of commercial roofing will mainly depend on the budget, environment and business type. Most commercial roofers can help you identify the right one.

FAQs

Q. What is a commercial roof?
A. A commercial roof is often one of a warehouse, commercial building, office building or manufacturing facility.

Q. Can I DIY install my commercial roof myself?
A. It isn’t something that you can do yourself. Installing a commercial roof requires the right tools, materials, and experience.

Q. How long will the commercial roof installation take? And can I continue operating my business during the installation?
A. Most commercial roofs can be installed within 48 hours, but some may take longer. That said, most businesses should be able to operate during the installation.

Q. Could my new roof, which will be more robust and watertight, lower my insurance rates?
A. Yes, you might. Higher-quality roofs mean your business is at a lower risk of damage, which means you may not file a claim which translates to lower premiums.

Q. Does the federal government or my state offer incentives for commercial roofing projects? If so, what are they?
A. Every state is different; you’ll want to visit your state’s official website for more information.

Q. Can my new commercial roof offer any energy savings?
A. Yes, a well-insulated commercial roof means lower heating and cooling bills.

Q. What factors should I consider when I’m choosing roofing materials?
A. You should consider the local weather, the nature of your business and how long you want the roof to last for.

Q. Is weight an issue when choosing roofing materials?
A. Weight is something you should consider, especially if the roof is to be mounted on an old structure.

Q. Does hail damage flat roofs?
A. Flat roofing isn’t easily damaged by hail. However, an older roof that hasn’t been maintained could be damaged.

Q. How does a flat roof drain water to prevent damage?
A. Flat roofs need to have a slight slope which allows the water to flow into a nearby drain which transports it down to the larger sewerage system.

Q. What is most commercial roofings made of?
A. Most commercial roofs are made from metal or EPDM.

Q. How long does it take to install a new commercial roof?
A. It can typically take 2-3 days, depending on the type and size of the roof.

Q. What factors affect the service life of commercial roofing?
A. Factors like the weather, how it was installed, and maintenance can all affect the life of a commercial roof.

Q. Should I get a reflecting coating for my commercial roof?
A. This depends on the roof and if you want to prevent heat from penetrating through the roof. Generally, TPO roofs are naturally reflective.

Q. What is an infra-red roof scan, and why is it important?
A. Infrared scans help to find hot spots on the roof, which is a sign of potential damage.

Q. Why should I get a roof maintenance plan with a properly trained roofing professional?
A. Trained professionals will ensure that your roof consistently performs without giving you trouble. This is key to ensuring that you are not bothered by frequent repairs and, consequently, downtime.

Q. What is an energy star-qualified roof product?
A. It is mainly a product that’s been certified by Energy Star. It meets their standards for being environmentally friendly and energy efficient.

Q. What is the warranty on a commercial roof?
A. The warranty on commercial roofs varies from 5-20 years. It mainly depends on the roofing material, the brand and other factors. However, a commercial roof should be professionally installed regardless of the material.

We Service The Entire Denver Metro Area And Beyond

Maxx Roof LLC serves the Denver metro area and the surrounding areas. Some of the cities we serve are Denver, Lakewood, Castle Rock, Arvada, Aurora, Boulder, Broomfield, Littleton, Englewood, Centennial, Parker, Thornton, Wheat Ridge, Golden, Morrison, Brighton, Commerce City, Watkins, Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree, Edgewater & beyond.

If your home or commercial property is located anywhere throughout the greater Denver metro area, give us a call for a free inspection & estimate. When you choose to work with Maxx Roof LLC, your are choosing to work with a roofing contractor you can count on, every step of the way.