Given the choice of repairing one small issue with a commercial roof or replacing the entire roofing system, most Tulsa-area industrial and commercial property owners will opt for commercial roof repair. While a few commercial roofs may be cosmetic and support the public image of a company, most are designed to cover and protect the greatest amount of square footage for the lowest cost. So a commercial roof repair, if handled properly, can keep you in business without crushing your bottom line.
Commercial Roofing Systems
While residential roofs have their own inter-related parts, a commercial roof has a complex roof system. Whether flat, built-up, metal or sloped, each commercial roof has unique challenges. Take drainage, for example; flat roofs need well-designed and properly maintained drainage that moves large volumes of water off the roof and into drainage fields so that only a superficial water film remains to be evaporated under the sun.
Flat roofs tend to deteriorate unevenly, leading to standing water that can slowly erode the structure. In addition, large ponds forming on flat roofs add oddly distributed weight to the roof support structure. A commercial roof requires adequate drainage, guttering, a waterproof membrane and complete sealing around piercings.
Commercial roof systems take advantage of advances in materials science and high technology to provide sheet materials that go down quickly, easily and smoothly. Whether your commercial roof uses Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM) or Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO), or modified bitumen with blended polymers, expert commercial roof repair by experienced professionals can extend the life of your facility’s roof.
Bubbling (from out-gassing of rigid insulation boards or from trapped moisture) will greatly reduce a membrane’s effectiveness. Quick, thorough commercial roof repair can eliminate bubbles at a fraction of replacement cost. Repairs to single-ply membrane can be made without affecting reflectivity, which keeps cooling costs down for the commercial space under that large roof.
Modified bitumen systems—using Atactic Polypropylene (APP) or Styrene-Butadiene-Styrene (SBS)—can fail in any of several layers, but an experienced commercial roofer can diagnose and repair the problem efficiently, keeping your business dry, weather-tight and running. A good contractor will know whether commercial roof repairs should be done hot (torch applied or hot asphalt) or cold (adhesives and self-sealing roll repair), and how much overage to allow to prevent water infiltration past the repair. Could your business weather an incompetent roofer’s guesswork?
Contact Perfection Roofing
Contact Perfection Roofing when your property needs commercial roof repair work. We have the experience, skills, and training to provide you with the best commercial roof repair in the Tulsa region.