Many building owners are surprised and optimistic when they find out about how their existing roof could be recovered with a PVC membrane saving the cost and mess of tearing off the old roof. The substantial cost savings of recovering your existing roof with a PVC membrane as opposed to tearing the old roof off and replacing it is enough for even the most skeptical building owners to give it a second look.
Advances in flat roofing technology have let building owners with more choices than ever when deciding which flat roof repair option is right for their building. The development of fabric re-enforced roofing membranes have allowed for an attachment method that eliminates the need to glue down or fully adhere rubberized roofing membranes. The more advanced and stronger way flat roofing membranes can be installed is by using an attachment method that is called mechanically attached meaning to be screwed down.
Finding the right flat roof repair option for your building to stop leaks and stay in budget will require some thought, some good advice from knowledgeable roofers, and some investigation as to what your best route might be . So the next time you're moving equipment, inventory or personal around roofs leak or hanging tarps inside to re-direct the drips, consider these three flat roof repair options.
Flat Roof Repairs are usually not cheap but with a little help to know how it doesn't have to be a budget busting event, and the best part is you won't have to sacrifice quality or cut corners to save.
Tearing off a flat roof is a job now, and anybody that tells you different obviously hasn't done it. But your job here is ensure that the repair project moves along as smooth as possible staying on time and budget. Successful flat roof repair projects don't just happen, they’re planned and then the plan is executed correctly.
Recovering your existing flat roof with a PVC membrane may be the best way to stop frustrating roof leaks without spending a fortune on flat roof repair. The PVC flat roof recovery system saves the cost of a full tear off, comes with either a 15 or 20 year warranty, and has a complete line of accessories like HVAC curbs, stack flashings, pitch pans, and even roof vents so the system can breath. The installation process is simple, quick and clean. It does not require any loud equipment, dangerous chemicals, or cause disruption to the building's activities.
Blistering and alligatoring are two problems that are common among membrane roofing systems. Alligatoring is a crazed cracking pattern in the roof’s surfacing. It looks a lot like alligator skin, which is where the name comes from. Blistering is a different phenomenon in which bubbles form underneath the roof’s membrane. Blistering sometimes results in cracks, but unlike alligatoring, the cracks caused by blisters are usually follow the length of the blister rather than forming a pattern.
Duro-Last roofing is sold and installed by a certified network of Commercial Roofing Companies across the United States. Duro-Last roofing is installed on new construction projects but has become know as predominately a re-roofing product because of it’s ability to be installed overtop of other types of flat roofing systems. Roofing contractors can glue down (fully adhered) the Duro-Last membrane or screw it down (mechanically attached) with screws and plates. But is most often installed mechanically attached.