Roofing inspections are an integral part of making your roof last for as long as possible. This is especially true for commercial roofs, which can be more difficult to maintain compared to residential roofs due to their size and material. However, what most don’t know is that the inspection process that roofing contractors do actually differ depending on what kind of commercial roof you have.
Your roofing system is a valuable asset. As such, commercial property owners and facilities managers must make sure it is as structurally sound as possible. A high-performance roof, after all, provides optimal protection for the rest of the structure against the harsh elements. For this, you must hire professional roofers who have what it takes to take care of this important investment. But you need to understand what your roofers… Continue Reading
It is important for homeowners to check their asphalt shingle roofs for signs of wear and tear. More often than not, certain forms of damage would require the expertise of professionals. Shingle cupping is one of the notable indicators to look out for during inspections.
Built-up roofing (BUR) is one of the most commonly used types of commercial roofing. Also known as “tar and gravel” roofing, it is made up of layers of material laminated together. These include fiberglass or asphalt-coated base sheet, felt or fabric-like layer, bitumen and a surfacing component like gravel or asphalt. Through these layers, a flat or low-sloped commercial roof becomes durable, versatile and long lasting.
Roofing problems can still occur even under the best conditions. Shrinkage is one of them, and it happens in modified bitumen and ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) roofing systems.