Commercial Roofing in Philadelphia
How can you have a thriving business without a strong and stable roof over said business? The short answer is- you can’t. A strong and durable roofing system designed to fit your commercial space is vital to the success of any company. If you have a showroom, store front, offices, or client meetings in your building, you need a roof that will keep both your customers and employees safe and dry. In warehouses and factories, you will need a reliable and durable roof that can keep your products dry, fresh, and in mint condition through all weather conditions. That’s why we design, create, and install quality commercial roofing systems that business owners and property managers can count on for long lasting value and performance. Our company offers a wide range of commercial roofing types, each designed specifically for your building. The following is a brief explanation of each of these types of commercial roofing systems:
This roofing system was developed in Europe during the 1960s and brought over to the United States in the early 1970s. The “modified” part of its name refers to the inclusion of plastic or rubber-based polymeric binders in addition to the traditional asphalt mixture which helps to improve its performance and durability. Modified bitumen is always used in multiple layers in what is more or less a “factory assembled” build-up roof. Several coats of modified bitumen form the reinforcing mat, which is often covered over with a granule-surface cap sheet, or it may alternatively be left smooth to allow for an aluminum or white coating to be applied. Modified bitumen roofing exhibits many of the same characteristics as built-up (BUR), but still maintains the ease of application of a single-ply system. These membranes are highly resistant to things like heavy traffic, punctures, and tears.
This roofing membrane is made from compounded rubber-polymer and is often referred to outside the industry as “rubber roofing.” EPDM single-ply roofing is a highly in-demand, popular commercial roofing material because of things like its exceptional long-term durability, high performance in extreme temperatures, resistance to damage from sunlight, ozone and moisture, ease and speed of installation, and overall low maintenance. This lightweight material has been in constant use as a commercial roofing material since its invention in the early 1970s. It is so widely used because of its numerous beneficial features and its near infinite adaptability. It can be used in almost any commercial roofing application, no matter the roof type or style, location, or climate. Flat, curved, spherical, slanted, rounded- whatever your roof type, single-ply EPDM can work for you when nothing else will do the job.
Thermoplastics PVC and TPO Single-Ply
Single-ply thermoplastic membranes are quickly taking the commercial and industrial roofing industry by storm. Over the past five years, they have shown the most growth in widespread use of any roofing material on the market. The PVC product is a strong, reinforced membrane with tough solvent-or-hot-air welded seams that are built to last. This material is extremely durable and provides buildings with an extra layer of stability. The TPO product is a step above, combining the hot-air welding strengths of EPDM with the more traditional, easier to work with single-ply material. PVC and TPO are both aesthetically pleasing, lightweight, and highly resistant to damage from weather, sunlight, and age.