Five Things You Should Know About Commercial Roofs

The Just Leaks Roofing team specializes in flat, industrial and commercial roofs. Many people who don’t know about commercial roofs assume that commercial and residential roofs are about the same. However, that is not accurate.

Commercial roofs are similar to residential roofs in that they have a life cycle, require maintenance, and do eventually wear out. But here are five things you should know specifically about commercial roofs:

  1. Commercial roofs cover larger square-footage, resulting in a need to be structurally stronger. Most commercial roofs have an HVAC tie-in on them, which means the roof needs to support the weight of a full-sized or multiple heating and air-conditioning units.
  2. Sheets of material used to cover flat or low-pitched roofs are known as membranes and the primary purpose of these membranes is to waterproof the roof area. There are different types of roofing systems and membranes, including AcryPly Polyester Membrane Systems, Spray Polyurethane Foam Systems, Built-up Capsheet Systems, and Metal Panel Roof Systems.
  3. The most common source of damage to industrial roofs is the heat generated by the sun, so to minimize this damage, many commercial flat roofs are white. White commercial roofs have a side benefit, which means the roof stays cooler, and the energy costs for the building owner during the summer months is typically lower.
  4. Flat, industrial roofs require annual maintenance. From removing accumulated leaves and tree branches and getting rid of pooling water, to inspections for leaks, commercial roofs need to be cleaned and maintained to protect the valuable electronics, equipment, products, and people working inside the building.
  5. Commercial roof replacement is less invasive for the people working inside the building, but it is an extensive process. The roof replacement of a flat, industrial roof is a long-term solution that will resolve all problematic roofing issues. But once the new roof has replaced the old one, it should last 20 years or more.

If you own a building with a flat, industrial roof, you can rest assured that Just Leaks has the experience, the suppliers, and the team that can service all your commercial roofing needs. If you would like an expert team to be your go-to roofer, contact Just Leaks in San Jose for a consultation. We will be happy to do an inspection and provide you an estimate for maintenance or repair. Call Just Leaks at 408-249-4646; available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year.

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