Commercial Roofing

When it comes to large scale commercial roofing projects, customers want to save money first and foremost, save energy, and they need to feel that they can totally trust the company they have chosen to restore, rebuild or build their roof.

Many large scale building projects such as office and condominium projects, shopping malls and entertainment complexes have very busy roofs that are covered in water towers, communications aerials, ventilation ducts and so on, along with straight 90 degree angled rooftop corners with no guttering, just a straight plunge downwards, these jobs can be very challenging for any commercial roofing company to complete on time, on budget and to the client's specifications...

Energy efficient, single-ply membranes are often the best choice which will offset the customers energy costs. When re roofing, the old roof covering has to be torn off initially and a new single ply can be installed quickly providing there are no unforeseen hitches that would delay things.Energy efficiency is always of paramount importance, especially with our current skyrocketing energy costs.

Although foam has a great insulation value, often having to be removed under the usual single or double ply roofing, it doesn't tend to stand up terribly well to foot traffic which often causes damage to the roofing integrity resulting in leaks and damage to the building in general. For industrial use when there are going to be a lot of people walking around on the roof doing various maintenance jobs, you need a roofing surface that is strong enough to stand up to foot traffic and occasionally machinery being dragged across it in the course of its lifetime. Many industrial roofs fail within the first 10 years of their lives, which is disappointing and economically catastrophic for the building owners..

More and more commercial roofing companies, particularly in hotter countries that get a lot of sunshine, are now installing and recommending white roof coverings. Partly because they make solar panels perform a little better but the main reason being the fact that they reflect a great deal of solar radiation away from the rooftop.

You might think this seems a bad idea as all that sunlight and heat would normally be heating up the roof so it's free energy, right? Yes, but it is not often a good thing, the amount of damage the sunlight does to a traditional black rooftop is considerable in terms of warping, buckling and so on, also the amount of energy the building owner will use to air condition the building is far more, so by reflecting the suns's radiant energy away from the roof it is actually reducing the building's carbon footprint because of the reduced heat rising from the roof from the heated up surface and the hear expelled from the AC outputs.

During the summer months in hot countries, the last thing you want is more heat getting into the building so thermal plastic overlay is installed on top of multiple layers of polystyrene boards (for insulation) this will be carefully angled for the optimum waterflow and drainage, and is one of the most energy efficient roofing systems commercially available, especially when combined with solar panel arrays.