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

Why You Need a Roof Warranty

Can you get the roof on your commercial or industrial building replaced on the cheap?  You might think so, but be mindful of what corners the contractor is cutting in order to offer you that blazing hot price.  One way some contractors reduce costs, and your price, is to eliminate a manufacturer’s warranty.  Why does Read More

The Pros and Cons of PVC Roofing

Within the commercial roofing industry, PVC roofing materials can offer a substantial amount of protection to the building and its assets. These pros include the following: Durability Resistance to moisture, wind, fire, and chemicals Long service life Strength Water-resistant Eco-friendly Cons of PVC Roofing Cost Despite the benefits of PVC roofing, these features come at Read More

The Importance of Commercial Roof Ventilation

In every region, whether temperate or severe, warm air rises. Without suitable roof ventilation, the humid atmosphere that surrounds the topmost part of a commercial building has nowhere to go. A myriad of issues arise when a commercial roof lacks adequate ventilation. Before jumping into the problems of insufficient ventilation, it is important to point Read More

7 Things to Know About Your Commercial Roof

  While residential and commercial roofing are very different, they are both equally important when it comes to understanding the best materials to use, potential risks, and the slope. In essence, knowing how to patch a leak on your roof at home doesn’t mean you’re ready to do it on your commercial building. In fact, Read More