Demand for commercial roofing is estimated to grow in 2014, as an estimated 6.6 million square feet of roofing products will be installed on commercial roofs in the United States. Despite this optimistic prediction, companies face several challenges to installing these roofs in a cost effective manner. More demanding building codes at the local government level and new binding energy conservation demands must be met with the installs, so you want to be sure to work with a roof professional that has your best interests at heart, and understands how to deal with all these challenges.
Trust Tim Leeper Roofing to use only the best, most cost efficient and effective products on the market. Tim’s crew knows that products are being developed for high performance, reflectivity, and increased insulation in order to provide opportunities for systematic energy efficiency gains. These really add up over time and help control the operating costs of your business.
New roofing systems have been proven to:
Generate up to 30% in cooling costs savings depending on the roof system
Generate huge savings on heating costs with the specialized heat-insulating systems
Improve energy efficiency all year long
Reduce utility costs
Reduce cooling and heating maintenance and repair costs
TPO single-ply products (Thermoplastic PolyOlefin) are a common commercial roofing material used by Tim Leeper Roofing on commercial roof repair and replacement jobs. The seams and flashing components are heat-welded together for varying thicknesses depending on the needs of the customer. As a result, they have a high level of puncture resistance, and extraordinary tensile strength. The white TPO product often exceeds even the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR specifications, maximizing your efficiency. TPO does have its limitations, and that’s where TPO’s cousin steps in. Meet PVC (Poly-Vinyl Chloride). PVC is more resistant to harsh chemicals, and is ideal for restaurants.
EPDM single-ply products (ethylene propylene diene monomer (M-class)– a.k.a. rubber– are also commonly used for commercial roof repairs and replacements. This is one of the most sustainable materials available today. Formerly only available in black, this product also comes in white, which now meets the increased expectations of companies updating their commercial roofs.
The third product commonly used by Tim Leeper Roofing on commercial roofs is modified bitumen. This product is asphalt based and adheres to the structure. It provides superior waterproofing, increased resistance to brittleness and cold temperatures, as well as increased elasticity and strength, when compared to its older counterpart. This product is ideal for heavy traffic roofs.
Installing a roof that meets the new guidelines ensures you are meeting governmental energy efficiency guidelines and may allow you to take advantage of tax credits, depending on the type of roof installed.