What to expect from a commercial roofer
When you hire a commercial roofer to fix your roof or install a new one, what you want if for him or her to get the job done without disrupting your work or costing you too much money.If you have to close up shop completely until the job is finished,then you really have to know that it’ll be done on time and within the cost estimate, so you can tell your customers when to expect you back in business and keep that promise.Try to find a Charlotte, NC commercial roofer with a lot of positive testimonials and high ratings.
Roofing materials widely used on commercial buildings
Sometimes commercial roofing project can be a lot like residential roofing, especially if you’re running a small business out of a building which was once a house. But a specifically commercial building can make use of roofing options that most homeowners wouldn’t want.
The biggest difference between residential Concord, NC buildings and buildings built to be commercial is that many commercial buildings have flat roofs. This is safer to walk on and easier to install AC equipment on, but because water doesn’t run off as quickly, it’s vulnerable to leakage in the rain. This is where a fluid applied membrane comes in handy — it increases water resistance.
EPDM rubber and TPO are two roofing materials that commercial roofers often make use of.EPDM rubber is the shorter name of ethylene propylene diene monomer rubber, a synthetic rubber that holds up well against heat, weather and ozone. You can get it in black or white. Black is more common, but white may lower your air conditioning bills a little. EPDM rubber can be installed fully adhered, mechanically attached or sealed onto the roof with adhesives.Thermoplastic olefin, or TPO, is a modern blend of polymer and filler. Its newness has one big disadvantage —no one really knows how well it will hold up after a few decades of use. It hasn’t even been tested for long enough to be sure. It should, in theory, have about the same resistance to ultraviolet light as EPDM rubber. It’s usually sold in white.
Advanced Roofing and Exteriors are the best commercial roofer in Charlotte and Concord, NC. They have won the Angie’s List Super Service Award twice. This family-owned company is also a member of the Home Builders Association of Charlotte and an Owens Corning preferred contractor. They will plan their work schedule to suit your needs, and provide all the roofing materials themselves. If your business needs a completely new roof, or you just need to repair an old one, call today for a free estimate.