Fall Protection Training: Our Priority

As with working on any roof in Chicago, it gets windy, making it dangerous for any untrained worker. At Reliable Roofing, safety is our top priority.  Before every job, we ensure that all harnesses are properly fitted to prevent the risk of injury during a commercial roofing service. Here’s a snapshot of our technicians getting geared Read More

Importance of Rooftop Grease Containment

Commercial food establishments, like restaurants, cafes, hospital kitchens and coffee shops, have a critical need for exhausting the air from their kitchens. This hot air, being contaminated with grease, comes from dishwashers, ovens, stoves and grills. The way out is often through the rooftop. The smoky, grease-laden air from commercial kitchens is expelled into ducts Read More

How Winter Weather Affects Commercial Roofing Systems

Now that Old Man Winter on the way out, it is important to understand what the winter has wrought on your flat roofing system. From unpredictable freezing and thawing cycles to heavy snows, severe winter weather can take a devastating toll on commercial roofs. Roofs, especially in locations that experience extreme weather, are manufactured to Read More

What is a TPO Roofing System?

Many building owners have heard of TPO.  But do you really know what it is and what goes into a TPO commercial roofing system?  With TPO being one of the most popular roof systems, we explain the fundamentals here. Thermoplastic Polyolefin, known as TPO, is a commonly used roofing material that is also one of Read More

Modified Bitumen Roofing Systems in a Nutshell

What is Modified Bitumen Roofing? Modified Bitumen systems are a modern evolution of the age-old built up roofing (BUR) systems in place on building as for 100s of years.  BUR systems consist of multiple layers of roofing felt embedded in hot-mopped asphalt.  Hot mopping is all but gone in modern roofing having lost its place Read More

The Pros and Cons of EPDM Roofing

As you can tell, there are a number of roofing options to choose from if you are in the market for roof replacement. One popular option includes a rubber roof, or EPDM (ethylene propylene diene terpolymer) roof. As with other roofing investments, there are pros and cons to this materials. Here you will learn about Read More

The Advantages and Disadvantages of a TPO Roof

TPO roofing, a thin and light-reflective roof, is gaining in popularity with property owners. Known as thermoplastic polyolefin, TPO roofing is more economical than its two competitors, EPDM and PVC roofing. As with any type of roofing material, TPO roofs have their own unique set of drawbacks, as well. When deliberating upon a new roof, Read More