Your Professional Roofer is a master of all types of commercial roofing and industrial roofing. We work with TPO, Modified Bitumen, PVC, EPDM, BUR (Built Up Roof), Ballast, Coatings, Foam and many more. Our team never stops learning about new ways to find the best possible service and solutions for your business. It truly does not matter, if it is a spot repair, a long-term maintenance agreement, or a full roof replacement, Your Professional Roofer is the one to call for all your commercial roofing needs.
TPO: Thermoplastic Polyolefin, or more commonly TPO, is relatively new to the roofing market. It was created to be a product that was better than EDPM Rubber roofing; yet cheaper than PVC. TPO is installed using a hot air welder, which creates bonding at the seams, that will not be penetrated by water. Due to its relatively low investment cost, TPO is used in place of PVC to create the same look and presentation. These low slope roofs are often Energy Star Rated, and very durable to the elements.
Modified Bitumen: Modified bitumen is one of the most common options for low slope residential roofing. It is comprised of both asphalt and either plastic or rubber polymers creating a hard roofing surface that still retains both flexibility and UV resistance. This roofing option is thought of as the next stage in asphalt built-up roofing. This is because it is also applied in layers, and the number of layers determines the life span of the roof. It can be applied two different ways, by using a self-adhering product or with cold applied adhesive. Either option will ensure that water will not penetrate it causing costly repairs.
PVC: Polyvinyl Chloride is a low slope/flat roofing product; often used on restaurants, or manufacturing plants, who have harmful discharge released on or near the roof. The chemical make-up of the PVC allows it to withstand these elements for long periods of time. Energy Star Rated.
EPDM: Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer is often referred to as “Rubber Roofing”, and when installed correctly can last a very long time. These roofs have great elasticity for buildings which move a lot during expansion and contraction in hot and cold temperature climates. There are many ways to install this flat roof system, either fully adhering, mechanically attaching or with ballast rock to hold the system down. Repairs are possible on EPDM roofs to help extend the life of them depending on how bad of shape the roof is in.
BUR: Built Up Roofs are asphalt based roof systems, usually installed by using a tar flood coat then overlapping felt sheets to “build up”, the waterproofing and strength of the roof. This is one of the oldest roofing systems around, but you may still see a roofing contractors installing it today. Another way to help protect the BUR roof system was to add gravel into the the top coat of tar, embedding and protecting the roof from the elements, also known as a “Gravel Built Up Roof.” These roofs are repairable depending on how dried out the felts may be. Wall flashing and penetrations are usually the first areas to fail on these types of roofs.
Metal Roofs: There are several different types of metal roofs from r-panel to standing seam. Often times these roofs are attached by ten’s of thousands of screws. Over time the metal roof moves back and forth with the hot and cold temperatures in the Midwest, causing the screw to back out over time. The neoprene rings on these screws can also fail over time drying out, and allowing water to enter the building. Big variations in the quality, thickness and size of the metal panels will dictate length of service. Aluminum, Copper and Steal are most commonly used and are all installed in different variations. Metal roofs are also measured in thickness from 29 gauge often used for barn metal all the way up to 24 gauge used primarily in commercial and industrial applications.
Coatings: There are many different types of roof coating available today, some lasting 10, 15, or even 20 years. These coatings can extend the life of your existing roof, thus eliminating the need for costly roof removal. Which coating to use will be chosen based on the condition of the existing roof, budget and longevity of the new roof installed.
(SPF): Spray Foam Roofs are a low slope roofing system installed with a spray rig over the top of your existing roof. Low rise foam will be sprayed then expand once it’s been disbursed onto the new roof system. After the newly installed foam roof has been installed, a durable roof coating should then be installed to protect the roof from the elements.