Built-up roofing has been around for well over 100 years and has maintained an excellent track record. Still, when newer roofing membrane choices came along for low-slope commercial roofing, BUR, commonly referred to as “tar and gravel” roofs, took a back seat to single-ply systems, such as PVC, TPO and EPDM.
In the commercial roofing industry, labor shortages rank as a top concern for contractors. As experienced workers retire, who will fill the gap? While business in the industry is currently strong, the lack of skilled workers can affect a commercial roofing company’s ability to accept jobs and complete them in a timely manner.
While spring is a time of renewal in Northeast Ohio, it can also be the time when commercial building owners notice signs of leaking. The culprit? A roof that has experienced the elements of Ohio winters. As the weather warms, it’s a good idea to proactively seek the expertise of a qualified commercial roofer to look both inside and outside your building for signs of damage.
Roofing innovation and technology has progressed quite rapidly over the years. Aerial infrared moisture scans and remote controlled drone surveys would have been considered science fiction 30 years ago. Roofers in the early 1980s hand-carried buckets of hot asphalt up a ladder, one pail at a time. And just think—safety regulations were virtually non-existent back then.
As we have addressed in previous blogs, there are many considerations when choosing a commercial roofing contractor. An often overlooked but extremely important factor is commercial liability insurance.
No one – neither the roofer nor the building owner – wants to think about the possibility of an accident happening on a work site. Yet accidents can happen, so the commercial roofing contractor should be transparent about the liability insurance it carries and communicate key information about that coverage to the building owner.
Now that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has relaxed some of its regulations governing the non-recreational use of drones to gather data, commercial roofing contractors are finding ways to take advantage of the technology to improve business practices with their customers. Here are some of the advantages of utilizing drones Read more…
As commercial roofers in Northeast Ohio for more than 35 years, the professionals at Roberts Roofing Company have fielded a wide array of questions from customers, ranging from inspections and maintenance needs to roof replacement costs and warranties. Chances are, you might have some of the same questions about the flat roof that covers your commercial building.
We thought we would share the most frequent questions we receive with answers that should provide you with some useful information.
Over the last several years, it seemed as if TPO supporters have wanted to push the membrane onto every roof. Certainly the material has done very well and gained a large market share. But other membranes haven’t gone away, and some have a fairly stable market share. In this article, guest blogger Thomas J. Taylor, PhD, reviews the pros and cons of TPO and PVC.
There are many options when selecting the right roofing system for your commercial facility. Commercial roofing became a specialized trade in the mid-19th century. As a result, many roofing systems have come and gone over the years. However, only two variants hold up the longest and provide the best value.