Not every commercial roof is alike which means that yours may require an application that provides more protection, adds to its durability, or resists the elements and moisture penetration. The result is that the proper roof application will save you money in the long run.
Why Roof Applications are Necessary?
Your roof is more than an expense, it is an investment in your business. The longer you can maintain a solid roof, the better you protect the value of your property. While standard roofing materials alone do a good job at providing the protection needed, the right application makes them function better which translates into better performance and greater savings. The right application can save you money on electric bills by reflecting the heat better or adding more insulation. Choosing the right application for your needs saves money today and tomorrow.
Examples of Roofing Applications
There are different types of roofing applications that you want to consider. They are broken down into two categories, those that provide additional strength and protection and those that offer energy savings.
Strength & Protection
This adds a tapered roofing system that is created on-site and provides excellent drainage even for flat roofs. This means that ponding water is eliminated which extends the life of the roof. This is because ponding water adds pressure to the roofing materials that will crack or cave over time. The auto-slope technology removes this danger which adds to the life of your roof.
If your business has a metal roof, a DTM application will help seal leaks and provide additional protection against moisture from penetrating the materials.
This is adding another layer to the roof to seal it properly to prevent leaks from occurring. In addition, the additional layer will help extend the life of the roof as well.
Instead of removing the old spray-foam roofing material, it can be sacrificed and used as a new base for another layer of silicone coating or foam. This means that the old material does not have to be dumped into landfills and it will add to strength and durability of the roof itself.
The “heat island” effect found in urban areas is caused by sunlight being absorbed into materials such as commercial roofs because of their dark coloring. A cool roof uses light colors that reflect more heat which not only reduces the “heat island” effect in the city but also to the building itself by upwards of 40%. You may even receive tax incentives to have a cool roof installed on your property.
Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF):
This is a spray-foam that is airtight and seamless which makes it a great insulating material while still resisting the elements. As a result, it provides that additional layer of insulation prevent heat escaping in the winter and trap the cool air in the summer. It also helps add to the lifespan of the roof itself by up to 20 years in some cases while being inexpensive to install. You can also add vegetation to the roof which will provide additional insulation while offering more protection. There are many choices to make the considering commercial roofing applications, so be sure to consult with the right roofing company so you can make the best-informed decision.