Commercial Flat Roofing System Repair and Replacement

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Commercial Roof Repair

Leaks and moisture – Probably the most common problems with flat roofs, are leaks and pooling water, however these issues can be dealt with, as long as you stay on top of them. Just like any roofing system, flat roofs will leak when components of your roofing system age and break down, but since it's flat, it cannot easily shed water thus when a leak develops your going to get a lot of water coming in. That's why its so important to take care of flat roof repairs as soon as possible.

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when you see un-bonded seams at laps of the material or at the building perimeter edges. Blisters or wrinkles in the flat system indicate incorrect application by the roofers by not fully bonding the membrane. “Alligatoring” (looks like the skin of an alligator) or blisters in the system indicate overheating of the flat membrane.

Modified Bitumen Repair

needs immediate attention when the gravel begins to separate from the asphalt. You can tell this is occurring when you see a sandy residue on the surface and it appears muddy or dirt like when scraped under your shoe.If you have a tar and gravel roof and are considering adding a new layer, make sure you find out first how many layers are already in place. Each layer weighs about 750 lbs. per 100 square feet. In downtown areas or older city neighborhoods, it is not uncommon to find five layers on a roof or about two tons of material per square (10×10 area)  and the roof may not be able to take on the weight of another layer. Sooner or later, the old roofing has to be removed, usually by hand because access issues or the size of the roof preclude the use of machinery.

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Having a Flat roof repaired rather than replaced is a great way to save money while keeping your roof working leak free. Call 801-253-7799 today for a 100% FREE ROOF Estimate of your flat roof replacement in Salt Lake City.

Commercial Flat Roof repair and replacement service

Affordable Falt Roof Replacent & Repair

Many people think that flat roofs in are going to be quite costly to replace and that they best option is to simply replace them, but this is not true. We provide  commercial/industrial roof repairs that can save you money by extending the life of your current flat roofing system. Flat roofs are very different from other types of roofing, because they are usually covered using a single ply membrane roofing system, sometimes a simple patch can solve all your problems. Trust the licensed professionals for quality roofing services for all your roofing needs.

Single Ply Membrane Systems

A single layer membrane is perfect protection for any commercial roof. It is highly flexible, Resistant to UV radiation, and can be mechanically fastened or glued to the roof insulation.

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2 Types of Single Ply Membrane Systems:

  • Thermosets: The most common type of thermoset single-ply roofing membranes are EPDM roofs, also known as rubber roofs.
  • Thermoplastics: Easily conforms on the roof upon heat application, the most common type being TPO roofing.

Thermoset membranes are perfect on large, flat roofs, due to they they come in wide rolls and this means less seams to weld. The majority of thermoset single ply membrane roof, such as EPDM roofing, are recommended to be paired with a roof coating or a ballasted protection.

Thermoplastic single ply membrane roofs are excellent in chemical resistance.

Flat Roof installation Options:

  • Ballasted: covered with gravel or stones used to hold a roof in place and to reflect heat.
  • Fastened: the single-ply membrane roof is rolled on and then mechanically fastened with long screws onto the roof through the insulation boards at the edges then heat welded to create a watertight seal
  • Adhered: adhered roofs are glued directly to the insulation then all seams are then heat welded to make it water tight.

Single ply membrane roofing systems have been the most popular choice in commercial buildings due to its proven long-term protection it provides, its pricing, energy efficiency it is also one of the easiest roofs to maintain.

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5 Year Guarantee On All New Installs

You may think that because you are getting a replacement you don’t get a new warranty with your roof, but that is not true. Even our flat roofing replacements come with a full service warranty. We take the fear out of having to call another contractor to finish a job that wasn’t done right; we get the job done right the first time and if you end up having any problems with the work that we have done within 5 years of installation we will come out and fix the damages absolutely FREE. We are confident in the work that we provide we want our clients to be happy with their roof and all of our new installs comes with 5 year workmanship guarantee.