Offering commercial roofing services in Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama
Many options are available for commercial roof systems compared to standard residential roofs. We’re glad that your research has brought you to us. At Tennessee Roofing & Construction we offer extensive commercial roofing services so you can get assured results.
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What is a commercial roof?
Commercial roofing systems protect business property and can be made from single-ply (TPO, PVC, EPDM), concrete, modified bitumen, built-up roofing system, tar and gravel, asphalt shingles or concrete tiles.
What are the shapes of commercial roofs?
With commercial roofing systems, addressing the slope of the roof is important. Roofs are classified as Low Slope Roofs (or Flat Roofs) and Steep Slope Roofs.
Low Slope Roofs
Low slope roofing systems are common among warehouses, big box stores and shopping centers. With this roofing system, there are several options for flat roofs including EPDM, PVC and TPO.
Steep Slope Roofs
Steep slope roofing systems are more commonly seen on single and multi-family homes than they are on commercial properties. With this roofing system, popular roof materials include metal, shingles, slate or tile.
What types of commercial roofs do you service?
These are the different types of commercial roofs we service:
1. Built-Up Roofing
Built-up roofing, also known as BUR roofing, is the standard tar and gravel roof system. It consists of multiple layers or piles which enhance the durability of the system. BUR is a low-slope roof system, an ideal choice if you need a durable and cost-effective option.
2. Liquid Applied Roofing
A liquid applied roofing membrane is made with resin and a reinforcing polyester. It offers superior waterproofing capabilities because it’s able to reach those harder to get to areas. It can be sprayed on or roller applied, usually in two separate coats. A liquid roof, due to the nature of how it is applied, doesn’t create invasive disturbances and or emit harmful or strong odors. This makes it a good option for when businesses need to stay open during construction.
3. Metal Roofing
Metal roofs are a popular commercial roof type. They are available in different materials, including metal tile sheets, corrugated galvanized steel, stainless steel, stone-coated steel, silicon-coated steel, copper, aggregates of aluminum, zinc, tin, and more. Metal commercial roofing systems are durable and come with high fire-resistant ratings. They often have protective layers to prevent rusting and damage from exposure to sunlight and other environmental factors.
4. Roof Coating Systems
Fully adhered roof coating systems consist of a fluid-applied membrane. This membrane can stretch and return to its original shape. There are many types of roof coatings, but the most common include acrylic and silicone. Best suited for metal roofs, roof coatings can help keep buildings cool, reduce energy consumption, protect against leaks and extend the life of a commercial roof.
5. Modified Bitumen
Also known as mod-bit roofing, a modified bitumen commercial roofing system consists of reinforced roof fabrics and bitumen in layers. It’s fastened to rooftops as two-ply systems to ensure maximum protection and stability. Modified bitumen roofs are easy to maintain and offer improved tensile strength as compared to other commercial flat roofs.
6. Photovoltaic (PV) Solar Panels
With PV solar panel roofs, the solar panels absorb sunlight and convert it into usable energy for your business. In roofing, photovoltaics have the potential to generate long-term cost savings to owners, especially in sunny regions. When installing a rooftop photovoltaic system, Tenessee Roofing and Construction can help you maintain the integrity of the roofing system to keep your building watertight without interrupting the service of the PV system.
7. Thermoset Roofing
Thermoset roofing, also known as EPDM roofing, is versatile, long-lasting, and easy to maintain compared to other types of commercial roofs. Constructed from a single-ply rubber material, it comes with a simple installation process and has a strong resistance to ozone and ultraviolet light. EPDM roofs also have other benefits, including resistance to some solvents, acids, and alcohol, flexibility in colder temperatures, and reflective properties that can help reduce cooling expenses.
8. Thermoplastic Polyolefin
Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVC) and Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO) roofs are perfect for second-generation applications. They are lightweight, resistant to UV rays, punctures, most chemicals, and bacterial growth, and highly reflective. PVC and TPO commercial roofs are ideal for restaurants, hotels, and other businesses that release oils from the ventilation systems.
Tennessee Roofing & Construction can help with your commercial roof!
At TRC we start with a complete commercial roofing system inspection. This includes examining the problem areas such as roof membranes, decking, vents, flashing, gutters, downspouts, and drainage pipes. In addition to the inspection, we look into what maintenance is critical to extending the life of your commercial roof. This could include cleaning debris, treating any leaks, tears, or water damage, repairing flashing and HVAC systems on the roof and ensuring the roofing material is in excellent condition. At Tennessee Roofing & Construction, we’re here to help with it all. For additional information on our contracting and commercial roofing services in Chattanooga, call Tennessee Roofing and Construction at 423-842-8826 or contact us online.