New roof construction involves the construction of a variety of roofing systems, including metal roofing systems, built up roofing membrane and single ply roofing. We work only with proven products represented by quality manufacturers.
This service provides a baseline examination of an existing facilities roof condition.
Cost and durability head the list, but aesthetics and architectural style are important too.
Asphalt shingles are the most commonly used for steep sloped or pitched roofs because they offer an economical and low maintenance alternative to slate, wood and tile roofing products. We offer a wide variety of shingle colors, designs and manufacturers from which to choose. Asphalt shingles are either organic, fiberglass or the higher end architectural shingles mimic slate or cedar. Shingle roofs generally offer a 20-50 year warranty; however, like any other roofing system, quality installation will ensure a longer life. Asphalt roofing material is flexible enough to thrive in most conditions.
Re-Roofing / Tear-Offs
Re-roofing is the process of installing a new roof when a roofing system fails. Roofing system failures can be caused by a number of factors, including age, severe weather, poor workmanship, defective materials, or improper specifications. Re-roofs are for customers that have a solid roof structure with roofing shingles that are reaching the end of their life expectancy, but not too badly deteriorated. Most building codes will allow a second (new) layer of roofing shingles to be installed over your existing shingles. This is primarily a cost-cutting measure and not necessarily right for everybody. A better roofing system with a stronger warranty can be had with a tear-off, which is almost always worth the added cost.
Who Needs a Tear Off
Tear offs are for customers that have roof structure damage that is underneath the main roofing system: such as decking, beams, rafters, or roof insulation that are weakened and collapsed- or for roofs that have two or more layers and cannot handle the weight of an additional roofing system. For safety and structural reasons we will tear off the entire roof and replace decking and roof insulation as needed, then install the new roofing system.
A flat roof is a type of covering for a building. In contrast to the more sloped form of roof, a flat roof is horizontal or nearly horizontal. The slope of a roof is properly known as its pitch: Roofs which are nearly flat are known as low-pitch roofs (as the angle of slope increases, so the pitch is said to increase).
Membrane Roofing for Flat Roofs
Roofing membranes and synthetic rubber roofing compounds for flat roofs outperform gravel roofing materials and make roof leak detection far easier. These roofing materials are basically seamless and fight UV damage. Used mostly commercially, flat roof membranes have many residential uses. Materials that cover flat roofs typically allow the water to run off from a slight inclination or camber into a gutter system. Water from some flat roofs such as on garden sheds sometimes flows freely off the edge of a roof, though gutter systems are of advantage in keeping both walls and foundations dry.
The use of synthetic membranes has just about eliminated the need for gravel on roofs. Some of the top performing materials are the synthetic rubber roofing compounds. These are commonly referred to as EPDM and CSPE materials. These membranes work very well where old rolled asphalt materials, hot mopped asphalt, or even shingles were used before. Another advantage is that many of these new roof membranes are glued down to the roof sheathing. Also, the new membranes come in widths of up to 50 ft. and contain materials that resist UV degradation. Imagine being able to cover your house with one piece of roofing material? No seams, no leaks.
We’ve mastered all types of commercial roofing materials:
Built-up, including coal tar, asphalt, gravel and modified bitumen. Single-ply membrane roofing, including TPO & EPDM.
Liquid-applied systems using high-tech polymers. Metal sloped roofs atop high-rises.
TPO Roofing Systems
Firestone UltraPly is a flexible Thermoplastic Polyolefin roofing Membrane that is produced with polyester weft-inserted reinforcement UltraPly TPO membrane meets or exceeds all requirements for ASTM 6878 Specification. This heat weldable TPO membrane is available in 45 mil (1.14 mm) and 60 mil (1.52 mm) thickness. This reflective membrane is suitable for a variety of low slope applications.
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SBS Roofing Systems
Firestone SBS State Modified Bitumen Roofing Systems incorporate a synthetic rubber-based technology which yields exceptional flexibility, even in extremely low temperatures. SBS membranes may be installed in hot asphalt, cold adhesive or heat welded.
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