Commercial flat roof systems for water-, UV- and puncture-resistance
Commercial flat roof systems are attractive for commercial facilities as they maximize the usable space in a building. They can, however, pose concerns for water drainage, UV-resistance and durability. Fortunately, there are many roofing systems and materials available that overcome these concerns and provide commercial facilities with the necessary protection from the elements.
And, a licensed contractor will also be able to easily and effectively repair your flat roof system to extend its service life as long as possible. At Wildwood Roofing & Construction, we install and repair these—and other—varieties of flat roofs for our commercial roofing clients:
- Modified bitumen and torch down roofing systems
Commonly used on flat and low slope roofs, modified bitumen roofing is an asphalt-based membrane which can contribute the waterproof capabilities and energy efficiency of your facility. It is sometimes applied using the torch down roofing application method to ensure full adherence of the membrane to the substrate. Torch down roofing, when done correctly by a professional, can add some fire-resistance to your facility’s roof.To learn more about commercial flat roof repair for modified bitumen systems, click here.
- Spray polyurethane foam-based (SPF) systems
SPF roofing systems are comprised of two components: polyurea foam, which is used for insulation, and an elastomeric topcoat as a weatherproof and UV-resistant surfacing coat. Together, SPF roofing systems are effective at protecting your commercial flat roof from extreme temperatures and precipitation.To learn more about flat roof repair and installation for SPF systems, click here.
- Ethylene propylene diene terpolymer (EPDM) systems
EPDM roofing systems, or ”rubber roofing,” are a kind of single-ply membrane which, with proper installation and drainage considerations, is effective at preventing ponding—standing water on your roof 24 hours or more after precipitation—and absorption of UV rays. Its ease of maintenance and flat roof repair makes it a good choice for some commercial flat roof applications.To learn more about commercial flat roof repair for EPDM systems, click here.
- Thermoplastic olefin (TPO) systems
A common type of single-ply roofing membrane, TPO systems are made up of manufactured sheets which can be mechanically fastened with screws, ballasted with rocks or fully adhered. As with most single-ply roofing systems, special precautions must be taken with fastening around the perimeter of the roof to prevent uplift from high winds. TPO systems provide superior heat-, puncture- and UV-resistance, making it an excellent choice for commercial flat roof applications.To learn more about how to replace flat roofs with TPO systems, click here.
- Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) systems
In recent years, PVC membrane roofs have increased in popularity for commercial flat roof applications. The roofing system is inherently pliable, yet strong, making it exceptional at resisting punctures due to extreme weather or high traffic.To learn more about flat roof repair for PVC roofing membranes, click here.
- Built up roofing systems
BUR roofing systems are characterized by—as the name implies—the multiple layers, which alternate between reinforcing roofing felt and bitumen, which can come in the form of tar, asphalt or cold-applied adhesive. The multiple layers give heightened resistance to leaks and provide an effective insulation for your facility.To learn more about how to replace flat roofs with a flat BUR roofing system, click here.
Before commencing your facility’s commercial flat roof repair or installation, be sure to schedule a consultation with St. Louis’ commercial roofing experts—Wildwood Roofing & Construction.
We’re passionate about roofing. We live for the feeling of seeing a job well done. This means using knowing the proper roofing techniques better than anyone else. It means being up-to-date on fire safety codes, St. Louis City and County building codes and what international standards are being recommended by the National Roofing Contractors Association. Our goal is to deliver roofing solutions that meet a facility’s needs perfectly. And we do it seamlessly.
We hold ourselves to a higher standard. When we give you an estimate, we stick to it. When we give you a timeline, we’re serious about keeping it. Every time. There’s a reason why our past clients recommend us to their contacts and colleagues. We aim to be proud of every roofing project we complete—and we haven’t failed that goal yet.
So schedule a risk-free consultation today and learn what sets Wildwood Roofing & Construction apart.
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