If you have been putting off getting a new roof, consider a roof coating instead.
Not only will a roof coating save you money and increase the value of your building, but the process will be quick and relatively noiseless. Unlike tearing off your old roofing system and installing a new one, a roof coating service will take just a day or two. Depending on the size of your roof, this process will only require a few hours of your time, not a whole day. The best part is that a roof coating is environmentally friendly and does not produce any volatile organic compounds, or VOCs.
Cool commercial roofingoffer several benefits to buildings. However, they are not appropriate for all roofs. In places with colder climates, the cool roof will increase your electricity bill. It can be a great way to offset the heat emitted by the sun in the winter months. Moreover, a cool roof can reduce heating costs by as much as 10 to 30 percent. A cool roof, also known as a reflective roof, is applied as liquid paint.
Many people do not realize it, but a roof coating can cause problems with its adhesion and sizing. The first step in applying a coating is applying a primer to the roof. This allows the coating to adhere better to the roof surface. A few layers of the coating may be required to make a complete project. The thickness of the coating will depend on its ingredients and the climate of the area in which it is installed.
Several types of roof coatings are available in spray and these coatings are designed to prevent leaks and keep the roof dry for up to 15 years. Tropical roof products have one of the most popular and affordable options for roof coating, as they can last up to 20 years with one application. This is a great option for homes or businesses with a lot of foot traffic and needs to protect their roof. If you want a new roof, don’t put off getting a roof coating!
Another type of roof coating is made of silicone. This material is environmentally friendly and is made from a high solids dispersion of 100 percent silicone. This type of coating provides a superior level of protection against ultraviolet light and ponding water. In addition, it is highly reflective, making it a great option for homes and businesses.
When a roof coating is applied correctly, it will resist oxidation and aging, and make the maintenance of the roof an easy and painless process.
Another benefit is that it can extend the life of a roof. It can prevent leaks, reduce energy costs and provide high-quality UV protection. Additionally, it is environmentally friendly, reducing the need for air conditioning.
In addition to its environmental benefits, roof coatings help you reduce your carbon footprint, as they are highly reflective and can reduce energy bills. And because they are environmentally friendly, a roof coating will also save the environment by protecting the environment.
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During a commercial roof inspection, debris on the floor is very common and can cause severe damage to your roof.
Hey guys Matt with Trinity Roofing and Restoration here.
One of the other items were going to check out on your commercial property it’s HVAC units and the other bigger penetrations.
A lot of times we find things that are leftover, pieces of wire, screws, whatever. We found a few things just walking around this unit.
All these screws probably went into this unit at one point in time. Someone just left it up here after they did some maintenance. So we pick it up to make sure no one is going to step on it, grind them into the TPO, and in this case modified membrane and start causing holes and leaks through the commercial roof.
Inspecting Your Commercial Roof for Debris
We walk around and get those things and we also check to make sure there are no water sources that are just going to consistently drip on your roof. All these pipes that should be connected and running out the drains and scuppers sometimes get loose.
As you can tell, most of the time they’re not glued, so we just got to figure out where they’re at, and this one just slides it back on here and hope that it stays.
Consistent Drip on roof
Debris on the floor
Commercial Roof Inspection
We would Just keep maintaining that each and every time we come up here for a maintenance routine.
We’re going to look for screws, fasters, anything else around here, or any debris on your commercial roof.
Also, make sure none of the modified membranes could become loose or punctured. We’re going to look at all your drip lines and make sure everything is tightened up and maintained the way it should be, so you’re not having consistent water dripping on your commercial roof.
Hi Everyone is Matt with Trinity Roofing and Restoration, talking again about parapet walls during an inspection.
It is not bad, but it’s kind of best practice to have that role come all the way up instead of creating additional seams if it’s not necessary. Sometimes, people will go all the way up on one roll and come down with the second roll. That could be what’s done here, we’re not sure and we’re not going to open it up to find out.
However, we’d like to see it continues as much as possible, so there are fewer seams on the route and fewer possibilities for leaks.
Again, we’ve got some rusted fasteners here, and you can see some of the sealant and caulking is starting to dry out.
Properly Sealing Parapet Walls on a Commercial Building
One of the biggest tell-tale signs that this is already leaking or has been leaking is all the mold and mildew growth on the wall. Generally, on a wall the water is going to rundown is not going to stay, but it’s consistently and constantly dripping from a faster that’s leaking or from a seal that’s leaking up here, you’re going to see this molding move in here.
So, all along this sidewalk here, we’ve been a lot of this mold and mildew on the wall, consistent with signs that this parapet wall is not sealed up properly.
Parapet Wall Roll
Parapet Wall Leaks
Parapet Wall Seams
If you guys have a wall that is not sealed up, maybe got some leaks coming in or your tenant or the rest of your building Give us a call, have us come out and look at it. We provide Robust and reliable commercial roofing services.
Matt Trinity Roofing and Restoration.
Types of Parapet Walls
A parapet wall is an extension of the wall at the edge of a roof to form a barrier. Usually, parapet walls can be classified based on appearance. Some of those types are:
Commercial roofing parapet walls are a barrier that is an extension of the wall at the edge of a roof, terrace, balcony, walkway, or other structure.
In this video, Matt explains some of the things that we inspect when we perform a commercial roof inspection. Regardless of the existing roof materials in your commercial building, the experts of Trinity Roofing and Restoration can help identify problems, and repair your roof in no time.
Hey guys Matt with Trinity roofing and Restoration here.
One of the first things we’re going to check on the commercial roofing properties is the parapet walls, and the flashing on those walls.
Here, we’ve got some walls that are starting to separate. As you can see, the fasters are all the way tucked in and there is no sealant or rubber on this faster anymore, it’s already gone. And also, the ceiling here on these connection points is already started to fail.
Parapet Walls Flashing
Parapet Walls fasteners
Parapet Wall Separation
You can tell by the discoloration there’s been a lot of standing water on here, so we want to definitely make sure that these seams are sealed, the fasteners are sealed and there’s no way for the water to seep down these walls.
That’s one of the first things we’re going to look at these parapet walls, the seams on the metal and the seams here going up the walls. Whether it’s modified or TPO or whatever else, we want to look at your walls all the way around your commercial property.
Hi, everyone Matt with Trinity Roofing Restoration here.
One of the other things we’re going to look at is prior repairs.
If anybody else has been up on your roof doing other repairs, we want to make sure that they’re still in good order, and most importantly still working and functioning.
Here It looks like probably some water is coming off this brick wall, probably getting in behind the membrane here and of the modified and going down into the tenant area below. It doesn’t look pretty but it has done its job.
What we are more concerned with is places where the modified is no longer sticky.
So, when we see that brings us cause for concern, therefore we’re going to look at it a little further.
We will see if there’s anything we need to do, and see if it needs to be touched up, see if maybe it’s come off up here, or maybe there’s water behind it.
A lot of the time on the rest of the roof, If it’s coming up, it’s sure signs of moisture penetration and we want to solve that issue.
We don’t have to be the first roofer on your roof, but will probably be the last. That way it’s done and resolved for you, and you’re not going to have to call anybody else.
But if you guys have prior commercial roof repairs that maybe aren’t working in, or the solution isn’t sticking then give us a call!
We’ll put it in our maintenance program and come out to take a look during our initial scope and figure out what’s going on for you.
Matt with Trinity Roofing and Restoration.
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Hi everyone Matt here with Trinity Roofing and Restoration.
One of the largest parts of our commercial roofing inspection is the roof, believe it or not.
There’s a lot of facts and things we got to look at.
In this case, I’m standing right over a peek, or the structural part of the slope. This roof was built to shed to my left, and my right, and push water to discover an alpha off the roof.
So, here you can probably see it in the video where there’s like a white line where the water is driving to the left into the right. You can also see some of the seams here, so we’re looking at this roof is in total.
What Are We Looking for in a Commercial Roof Inspection?
One, see if there’s hail damage and see there’s wind damage, see if there are any storm-related openings or maybe animal-related openings that are causing any kind of leaks. We are going to look at that throughout the entire roof. We’re going to make sure that the water flowing in the direction that the engineers and architects intended the water to flow, and is not sitting.
There’s not any structural settlement on that roof, that is causing the water to flow in a different direction than what was intended. We are going to look at these seams and make sure there’s not a whole lot of bleed-through, and that they’re not separating right.
Those seams are there because that’s where the product ended. But there should be enough overlap because there’s not going to be water penetration.
So, if we start seeing those seams lose their aggregate, lose their stickiness, and their ability to hold it on each other, especially during a windstorm, that’s not going to be good.
So we look at these seams, we see, you know what’s going on with them, do they need repairs? do they need some kind of coding? or is it just going to need a replacement?
We’re also going to look at the modified itself on this roof and see what it is like. You can see this. There’s a lot of alligatoring is what we call it. When it started, the membrane itself is starting to dry out. It starts to stretch out, and you can see it looks like alligator skin or dinosaur skin where you see all the little cracks infiltrating through the asphalt.
Signs of your Commercial Roof Needs Maintenance
So, once you start seeing that these signs at the roof need some kind of maintenance, maybe just needs coding, maybe these are former placement. We’re going to look at the whole thing.
This part, of the worst section on this roof. so it’s not terrible motion, it looks pretty good, but we do want to look at the seams, the overlaps, the asphalt itself, and obviously, we’re looking to see if there’s any kind of wind or hail or any kind of animals that may have infiltrated into the roofs.
So if you guys need to get someone to look at your entire property order a commercial roofing inspection and see what’s going on with it. Make sure there’s nothing wrong with it, or just give it a once over.
Call Matt with Trinity Roofing and Restoration. 281-782-7116