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Commercial Roof Construction Fort Worth

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Commercial Roof Construction Fort Worth

Commercial Roof Construction Fort Worth. While commercial roofs and residential roofs share the same primary function of protecting your property or residence from the elements. The difference between commercial roofing and residential roofing is the slope of the roof. Smaller residences typically have a steep slope roof that is visible from the ground. Therefore, given the larger size of commercial buildings, commercial roofs tend to have flat or only slightly sloped roofs. Additionally, commercial roofs come in a wide range of materials.

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Advances in commercial roofing technology and are knowledgeable on the best roofing solution based on the needs of the project. Furthermore, in recent years, new commercial roofing products introduced to provide high resistance to temperature extremes and optimize environmental efficiency. Therefore, helping to reduce stormwater runoff and heating and cooling expenses.

Single Ply Roofing: These roof systems use TPO, PVC, and EPDM. They are flexible, robust, materials. Therefore, preferred by many building owners because it resists peeling, cracking and other types of weathering. Their main characteristic designed to installed in a single layer. The two main categories within the single-ply roofing industry – thermoplastic membranes and thermoset membranes.

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TPO (Thermoplastic Polyolefin): This material is most commonly used on low slope roofs in North America and includes reinforced roof sheets. TPO is a single-ply membrane, typically composed of polypropylene and ethylene-propylene rubber that has been polymerized together. The membrane can install using several different methods including mechanically attached, adhered, or ballasted.

PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride): PVC roofing material composes of two layers of PVC with a polyester reinforcement scrim in between. The top ply contains additives that make the membrane UV resistant. Other benefits of a PVC membrane are longevity, durability and fire resistance. PVC is also weldable which means it’s welded to an adjoining sheet making it watertight. PVC sheets can be made to resemble a standing seam roof system by welding a pre-manufactured rib to the surface. Additionally, PVC membranes are also recyclable and can reuse in new sheets.

EPDM Roofing (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer): EPDM stands for “ethylene propylene diene monomer,” a chemical compound that known for its elasticity and toughness. This roofing employs a material that has a fantastic ability to resist the constant bombardment of ultraviolet light and all the sun’s damaging rays. One of the most popular commercial roofing materials in current use, EPDM rubber roofing is doubly desirable because it combines low cost with resilient strength. An EPDM roofing membrane is a type of synthetic rubber composed of natural gas and oil.

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Modified Bitumen Roofing Systems: A modified bitumen roof combines asphalt and a unique chemical polymer for flexibility and temperature resistance. It can apply in multiple layers, several ways in both hot and cold temperatures, making it a viable option for installation through all four seasons. The seams melt together to form a secure bond.  They protect against wind, fire, and hail which means they are resistant to damage during a storm.   

Built-Up Roofing Systems: Among the oldest roofing systems available on the market, built-up roofing consists of 3-5 layers for enhanced protection. Sometimes called BUR for short, built-up roofing has been around for more than 100 years.

Metal Roofs: Metal roofing known for its aesthetics, longevity, and durability. Used on both low-slope and steep roofs, many building owners prefer the look and durability that comes with metal roofs. Building and homeowners are now opting for certain types of metal roofs to take advantage of the longer lifespan.

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Liquid Applied Roofing: A liquid applied roofing membrane constructed in place with resin and a reinforcing polyester. It offers superior waterproofing capabilities. It sprays on, or roller applied, usually in two separate coats. A liquid roof, due to the nature of how it applies doesn’t create invasive disturbances and or emit harmful or strong odors.

Roof Coating Systems: This fully adhered coating consists of a fluid-applied membrane. It can stretch and return to its original shape. There are many types of roof coatings, but the most common include acrylic and silicone. Best suited for metal roofs, coatings can help keep buildings cool, reduce energy consumption, protect against leaks and extend the life of a commercial roof.

Green Roofs: Green roofs are not suitable for every space. But when in place, they can help to reduce energy costs with natural insulation. Additionally, they create enjoyable spaces for people and animals, and absorb stormwater. Therefore, lessening the need for complex and expensive drainage systems. Green roofs, in general, improve air quality.

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Photovoltaic (PV) Solar Panels: Solar panels absorb natural sunlight and convert it into usable energy. In roofing, photovoltaics have the potential to generate long-term cost savings to the users, especially in high-sun geographic regions. 

Steep SlopeSteep slope roofing refers to roofing materials suitable for roofs with slopes of 3:12 or higher. While this is mainly seen in residential properties, commercial buildings sometimes have this style of roof. The roof slope affects the materials used.

Insulation & Cover Boards: Cover boards and thermal insulations enable a roof to improve the energy efficiency of your building.  The perfect time to add insulation and meet current energy codes when the roof replaced. 

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