COMMERCIAL ROOFING SYSTEMS
Installing & Maintaining Quality Commercial Roofing Systems In The Greater Indy Area
Commercial roofing systems come in many forms, which each material specified according to the needs and budget of the owner. Depending on your current roof materials and the time it was first installed will play a vital role in whether you choose roof repair or roof replacement.
Your location and surrounding environment will also have a direct impact on the life of the roof you need. Finally, weather is the other major factor that has huge a role in selecting the right materials for your unique situation.
Stay Dry Roofing always offers the best value in roof replacement, re-roofing or complete new roof installation. We can supply a variety of roof materials and installation options to meet specific budget or time constraints. All commercials roofs will either be flat or sloped with options including EPDM, Modified Bitumen, TPO, SPF, and more.
The most common classification of roof types and the roofing materials we use are:
Commercial TPO Roofing Experts
TPO stands for Thermoplastic Polyolefin. Like EPDM “rubber roofing,” this is a single-membrane material. Once the material is in place, it’s secured by mechanical fasteners or the seams are heat fused. TPO comes in different colors, but white is the one most often used to reflect sunlight and radiation. A real benefit in reducing cooling costs during the hotter seasons.
Modified Bitumen (Mod-Bit & BUR)
Modified Bitumen Roofing. Like TPO, this material is applied in rolls. The seams are generally torch-heated for sealing, adhering it to the roof’s substrate and flashing. The popularity of the more contemporary EPDM & TPO systems has reduced demand for modified bitumen, but it’s still in use.
EPDM Commercial Roofing Systems
Frequently called “rubber roofing,” Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer is a membrane material that’s black and flexible. Think rubber inner tube. EPDM roofing is a great choice for a flat or low-sloped roof. When EPDM sheets are installed, their seams and any metal flashing are usually sealed with adhesive designed for EPDM installations.
PVC: Polyvinyl Chloride Commercial Roofing
PVC was first used on a commercial application in the beginning of the sixties. It actually was the roofing industries solution to the chaos coming from the oil crisis. This innovative solution was a better option since it used about 50% of the fossil fuels used before. Chemical engineers soon discovered that adding specific plasticizers to the Polyvinyl Chloride membrane helped its durability during inclement weather and its use in the United States where hail and destructive storms are awaiting. If you have a roof over project or similar, this PVC option is a great choice. These versatile membranes come in a variety of color choices to match your building, they also come in different thicknesses and widths. On top of having the huge environmental benefit of fewer fossil fuels in the manufacturing process, PVC is a great UV resistant material which can used in Climates such as Florida.
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Commercial Roof Coatings
With the right installation, a roof coating can will extend the life of your roof by absorbing the direct heat, which will keep a cooler building. Another added benefit of this roof coating is it decreases membrane contraction and expansion due to thermal shock while also eliminating leaks. If you are concerned with color, this coating can change the look and appearance of your building dramatically. An affordable solution that costs less than replacement, and can be done with limited to zero interruption. Stay Dry Roofing can also recommend adding a protective reflective coating that reduces energy and enhances appearance.
Commercial Metal Roofing Solutions
When metal roofing is installed on sloped roofs it pays off in energy efficiency and low maintenance. We work with every kind, whether panels and flashing profiles pre-made at the factory or roofing panels cut and formed right on site.
Commercial Asphalt Shingle Roofing
There’s no end in sight for the popularity of this classic roofing material. Many slope-roofed commercial buildings rely on asphalt shingling. This roofing material is often the most affordable, and has many shingle styles and colors to choose from.
SPF - Spray Polyurethane Foam
This warrior against the elements combines two liquid compounds called isocyanate and polyol that form the starting blocks to this layered system. The foam then receives a protective layer that adds extra durability that helps against inclement weather.
The SPF system is a solid choice all around. It creates a seamless barrier between the roof and the foam which requires zero fastening equipment. The best use of this is it can get in very tiny, awkward places that other applications may fail at. Coming in #1 for the highest R-Value, this material is not only a great insulator but it is also waterproof, and resistant to hail. Note: SPF roofs can only be installed during specific weather conditions. We can handle any liquid coating applications and weather-ability needs.
Built Up Roofing
Built up roofs, often called BURs, have been a part of U.S. commercial roofing for over 100 years. They are composed of layers of bitumen (an oil based substance that is a semi-solid hydrocarbon product) which are alternated with strong, reinforcing fabric. The layers create a durable membrane that is still one of most cost-effective, reliable roofing materials today.
Compared to many modern flat roofing systems, which rely on single layer membranes to reflect UV rays, built up roofing provides superior dependability, waterproofing, and UV resistance. Not only that, but because built up roofing is easy to install, the day-to-day workings of your business won’t be interrupted. And the long term warranty of a commercial built up roof means you’ll have one less thing to worry about.