Commercial Flat Roof Systems

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JQC Commercial Flat Roof Systems Experts

Flat roofing systems are attractive for commercial buildings because they maximize the usable space in a building. They can, however, pose concerns for water drainage, UV-resistance, and durability.

Fortunately, there are many roofing systems and roofing materials available that overcome these concerns and provide commercial facilities with the necessary protection from the elements.

Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) Systems

In recent years, PVC membrane roofs have increased in popularity for commercial flat roof applications.

The roofing system is inherently pliable, yet strong, making it exceptional at resisting punctures due to extreme weather or high traffic.

Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO)

A common type of single-ply roofing membrane, TPO roofing systems are made up of manufactured sheets that can be mechanically fastened with screws, ballasted with rocks, or fully adhered.

As with most single-ply roofing systems, special precautions must be taken with fastening around the perimeter of the roof to prevent uplift from high winds.

Built-up Roofing System

BUR roofing systems are characterized by having multiple layers.

These layers alternate between reinforcing roofing felt and bitumen, which can come in the form of tar, asphalt, or cold-applied adhesive. The multiple layers give heightened resistance to leaks and provide effective insulation for your facility.

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Modified Bitumen Roofs and Torch Down Roofing Systems

Commonly used on flat and low slope roofs, modified bitumen roofing is an asphalt-based roof membrane that can contribute to the waterproof capabilities and energy efficiency of your facility.

This roofing material is sometimes applied using the torch down roofing application method to ensure full adherence of the membrane to the substrate. Torch down roofing, when done correctly by a professional, can add some fire-resistance to your facility’s roof.

Spray Polyurethane Foam-Based (SPF) Systems

SPF roofing systems consist of two components:

1. Polyurea foam for insulation
2. An elastomeric topcoat as a weatherproof and UV-resistant roof coating

Together, SPF commercial roofing systems are effective at protecting your commercial flat roof from extreme temperatures and precipitation.

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Before commencing your facility’s commercial flat roof repair or new roof installation, be sure to schedule a consultation with St. Louis’ commercial roofing experts—Wildwood Roofing & Construction.

Wildwood Roofing & Construction has been completing residential roof repair and commercial roofing projects for years and we are proud of each of our roof restoration projects. We know that every St. Louis roof repair project is different, which is why we provide our clients with a free estimate. Our licensed estimator will provide you with an honest and accurate quote for your residential roof repair.