Summit Roofing & Restoration’s Commercial Services
Did you know that you can lose thousands of dollars because of a simple leaky roof? Expert roofer Summit Roofing & Restoration believe commercial buildings need as much roofing maintenance as residential structures.
As a rapidly-growing suburban city near Houston, Katy, TX can’t let its economy be bogged down by roofing problems that grow worse the more business owners delay maintenance and repair. Commercial buildings need a different set of roofing materials, primarily to adapt to the flat roof design common in most establishments. However, a number of residential roofing materials still find their way in commercial use, including metal roofing.
For business establishments that prefer sloped roofs, metal roofing is a great choice. The fact that it can be used for commercial applications exhibits this roofing material’s versatility. Metal roofs can help businesses save on cooling costs thanks to its reflective properties. Even under the brutal Texas heat, metal roofs are known to last for more than half a century.
Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO) is a material widely used for commercial structures especially “Green” buildings. TPO membranes are found to be as durable as EPDM rubber but are environmentally friendly. This material is algae-resistant and ozone-resistant, and is safe to install. Summit Roofing offers TPO membrane roofing in three colors-white, light gray, and black-and in two thicknesses, 45 and 60 mils.
Membrane roofing materials are installed much differently from traditional ones. Summit Roofing & Restoration uses a special adhesive that helps the membrane stick to the surface of the flat roof. With proper installation, TPO roofing can withstand ripping forces and provide a smooth surface for rainwater to drain.
Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM) is another widely-used membrane roofing material. It comes in the form of huge rolls that are flexible and easy to install to any roof type regardless of shape or design. It is also an excellent and effective material to waterproof a roof structure. Summit Roofing & Restoration offers this type of membrane roofing in thicknesses of 45 to 60 mm. While EPDM normally comes in black, it can be dyed white to help reflect light and heat away from the establishment.
Experts say EPDM has the lowest cost per square foot among other membrane roofing materials in the market. This makes EPDM an affordable but effective roofing system.
Let’s go back to your building’s leaky roof problem. To make sure your commercial structure’s roof doesn’t develop a leak, it should have gutters. Gutters provide a path for rainwater to flow to the ground safely, preventing water from seeping into the more critical areas of the roofing system.
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