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Do you know what type of roof you have? There are multiple problems found in commercial buildings and what we have learned is there is not one solution to all problems. The solution that we, or an American WeatherStar Contractor/ Contractor offer depends on the condition and unique issues found in each roof. Below are photos of the most common types of commercial roofs that exist today. We have added a brief description and the solutions we offer to solve roofing problems. Browse and select your type of roof below to learn about common problems specific to your type of roof and view the best solutions for restoring it.
Metal roofs are commonly found on commercial or industrial facilities. The benefit to a metal roof is it’s cost efficiency during construction. The drawback to many metal roofs is they can be very challenging to keep watertight long term. Metal is such a conductor of energy…Read more
A Modified Bitumen roof, commonly referred to as “mod bit” is an durable roofing membrane comprised of asphalt material reinforced around a core of plastic or rubber modifiers. The benefit to a mod bit roof is it’s overall durability. The drawback is replacement costs. The life cycle of a mod bit is typically fifteen years. Near the end of its serviceable life the seams, and flashing detail around penetrations begin to be a problem and may be the reason for leaks in the building. On a very positive note a mod bit roof is typically a very good…Read more
Single Ply roofing membranes provide a variety of materials to choose from. Their main characteristic is that they are designed to be installed in one layer. They also exhibit great flexibility and their resistant to UV radiation is superior when compared to other products. It is usually black or white finish, and glued, fastened or install directly over roof insulation material. Types of single-ply include TPO, PVC and EPDM…Read more
Built-Up Roof – Gravel
Built Up Roof with a gravel surface, commonly referred to as “BUR Gravel” is a very durable roofing system comprised of multiple layers of asphalt and saturated felt with some form of gravel (rocks) spread over the entire system as its top layer. The drawback is replacement costs. The life cycle of a Gravel BUR…Read more
Built-Up Roof – Smooth
A Smooth Surface Built Up Roof, commonly referred to as Smooth BUR, is an inexpensive roofing system comprised of multiple layers of asphalt and saturated felt material. The drawback to these roofs is that they are not very durable and do not have a long service life. The life cycle of a Smooth BUR is typically…Read more
Spray Polyurethane Foam
A Spray Polyurethane Foam Roof, commonly referred to as SPF Roof is a minimum of 1” Spray Polyurethane Foam coated with some form of UV protective coatings. The benefit to an SPF roof is it’s insulating qualities. Since the insulation is sprayed in place it is seamless. Unlike an insulation board SPF has no…Read more
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