While thermoplastic single-ply membrane roofing like PVC and
TPO, thermoset single-ply membrane roofing (EPDM), and modified bitumen “rubber
roofing” are some of the most
popular roofing systems for new
commercial roof installations today, they’re not the only options
available. In fact, if you have an aging roof on an existing commercial
building, none of these materials may be quite the right—or most
cost-effective—fit compared to elastomeric roof coatings.
Capable of stopping leaks, adding energy savings, and
revitalizing your current roof without the need for a disruptive total tear-off
and reinstallation project, elastomeric coatings are well worth your
Today’s post introduces coatings with a variety of material
properties that can be applied to a wide range of existing commercial roofing
systems, including asphalt, metal, and more.
As we’ve often talked about in our commercial
roofing-focused blog posts, it’s possible for your commercial building to
have the wrong type of roofing system.
In buildings with flat roof structures (as opposed to
low-slope or steep-slope structures), a “bad roof” can sometimes be installed. Most
of the time, this is because inexperienced roofing contractors and novice
building owners aren’t aware of all the decision factors that go into choosing
the right roofing from the long list of possible
Perhaps more often, the type of business being conducted in
a particular building changes throughout history. And while the original commercial roof may
have been a perfect fit for the building’s earlier purpose, it could now be
inappropriate—or maybe just too old.
No matter what, it’s essential to understand the fundamental
properties of how your building’s flat roof is constructed so you can make more
informed choices about preventative
maintenance, repairs, and possible future replacement.
Today’s post gives you a little insight into the popular flat roofing materials
that might be up on your roof now, as well as how to determine whether you have
the best roof for your business.
Many people enjoy a good mystery story, but playing
detective in real life is often less than fun, especially when it comes to
figuring out if your commercial building’s roof might need repair
There are some obvious signs that your roof is having
problems—you’ll likely find a few inside your building, while others may only
be evident when looking at your roof’s surface.
Today’s post highlights the biggest clues that you shouldn’t
wait another minute to call in the commercial roofing professionals
like us here at Heidler Roofing to “solve the case,” aka inspect
your roof and present you with an action plan for fixing problems.
Here at Heidler Roofing, one of our primary goals in
business is making sure commercial buildings throughout the Mid-Atlantic region
have the best and most protective roofing systems. If you’ve been following
along with our recent Ultimate
Guide to Commercial Roofing blog post series, we hope that’s obvious by
With so many choices on the market today, does the color
matter? The answer is yes. Your commercial
roof’s color absolutely matters—and not just for aesthetic reasons. The
material it’s constructed from makes a huge difference in its performance
capabilities, and the color is closely related to the material when you’re
talking about single-ply
So, what are the differences between the most popular types
of single-ply materials for new
installations and replacement applications?
Today’s post compares single-ply thermoset materials like EPDM, which is typically black, and thermoplastic materials—TPO &
PVC—which tend to be white. Which should you choose? We’ll help you consider
that question, too.