We don’t just supply roofing repair and installation services for residential homes; we can also easily work on commercial building roofs as well.
Your place of business says a lot about you as a business owner. Making sure your building is in good condition with a pleasant aesthetic is important. Commercial buildings also need to be able to have roofs that are easy to maintain and don’t interfere with day-to-day business operations.
To learn more about the commercial roofing services that we provide here at Keller Roofing Co, please read on about each of the following:
You have probably noticed that a lot of businesses have a flat roof. This is a cost effective option for a roof style because of the ease of labor and installation involved, as well as the smaller area to roof by avoiding steep pitches. Flat roofs main disadvantage remains poor water drainage. Regular inspections of your flat roof can help alleviate this problem. Roofers recommend checking the roof after heavy rain or snowfall, to make sure the water is draining and not pooling. The ease and cost of flat roofs make it a top choice for commercial properties.
Low Sloped Roofs
Low sloped roofs can give you a lot of the benefits of a flat roof, with better water drainage. Low sloped roofs have different channels to divert water flow, making water drain more efficiently. Due to its low, or mild, angle and slope, you still save money on this type of roof because it is generally easy to install and uses less material per square foot. Low sloped roofs are becoming more popular options for commercial roofing due to its advantage of being able to drain water more properly than a flat roof.
Built-up Roofing Systems
Built-up Roofing Systems (BUR) are the most common type of roofing system for low-slop roofs, but can be used on other commercial roof styles as well. BUR means you are basically building up layers on a rooftop. The layers are built by joining layers of bitumen with layers of fabric. This creates a type of membrane. You then finish with a surfacing layer like gravel. This commercial roofing option is cost effective and reliable.
Modified Bitumen Roofing Systems
A break off of the BUR system, modified bitumen is a type of roofing membrane, which has layers already added, such as asphalt and plastic. Modified bitumen is generally very durable and near tear proof. It does well in most weather, being able to be flexible with temperature differences. Like most roofing membranes, it is also UV resistant. When using this option, you will have to choose between two types of modified bitumen- APP and SBS. While APP has a longer life than SBS, SBS is more flexible, helping it expand and contract with more ease.