Flat Roof Repair Recovery or Replacement MN – Part 1

Commercial Flat Roof Replacement

Roof Replacement is full tear-off to the surface of the structural roof deck that is usually starts by removing all of the existing roof materials to the top surface of the structural roof deck.

Although there is certainly a cost associated with a “tear-off”, this roof system provides you the longest projected service life. You have the advantages of being able to inspect and make any repairs needed to the structural roof deck and avoid any possible negative impact upon the new materials that may be associated with leaving a deteriorating existing roof deck in place.

During the process, we only remove as much of the existing roof as we can make watertight again by the end of the day and, of course, none of the existing roof is ever removed with a chance of inclement
weather.

If you have a flat roof, you will ultimately choose from the four major product groups: Conventional Built-Up, Modified Bitumen Built-Up (SBS), Thermoplastic Single-Ply (TPO), and Thermoset Single-Ply (EPDM). Metal building owners have the option of Elastomeric Liquid Systems as well.

(Roof before and after replacement)

You will probably want to do some research on each of the groups, depending upon the specifics of your structure and your plans for use of the roof area. For example, if you have a metal roof deck, you are probably going to want a lightweight system. Alternatively, if you have a substantial presence of equipment mounted above and through the roof, you are probably going to look for a system that is thick, durable, and puncture resistant.

(Roof before and after replacement)

An experienced flat roofing contractor would be more than happy to supply you with information that comes from the industry’s most respected sources, as well as the major manufacturers, to help you make an informed system selection. They will assist you with the various steps associated with installing the systems available so that building owners and decision makers can have a clear understanding of the needs of their roof without ever stepping foot on a ladder.

When contemplating reroofing projects, building owners, townhouse and condominium associations need to be well informed. To protect their interests and obtain a wise roofing investment, it is very important to know what the existing roof assembly consists of and why it is failing. Selection of a new roof system and its varying features must be made very carefully. When receiving proposals from roofing contractors make sure that it is clearly stated whether the proposed project work is a roof replacement or roof recovery.

Commercial Roofing Requires a Professional

Since commercial roofing is typically flat, or has a very low grade, these surfaces can take quite a bit of sun over the summer months. This hot sun will break down the roofing material a little bit every year, until eventually it will lose its integrity. This is natural and expected, however, if a roof system was installed correctly, with all the details employed, the amount of time that is added to the lifetime of a roof can be improved greatly.

If you have questions about your building’s condition, in the Twin Cities and surrounding areas of; St. Louis Park, Edina, Minnetonka, Bloomington, Plymouth, Excelsior, Wayzata, Eden Prairie, Chanhassen and Chaska, consult a reputable Minnesota roofing contractor about your commercial roofing options.

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