Commercial Roofing

Georgia Roofing & Repair is a certified installer of all commercial roofing system applications, as well as on the cutting edge of all installation techniques and technological improvements.  We are backed by all major manufacturers and pass all manufacturer and labor warranties on to you the consumer.  Our commercial roofing clients can expect to save money through the latest improvements in infrared technology water testing for preventative maintenance, to offering the most cost efficient and timely solutions for all of your commercial roofing needs. Georgia Roofing & Repair specializes in New Roof Construction, Re-Roofs, Roof Repairs, Exterior & Interior Restoration, and Preventative Maintenance; let our team of professionals go to work for you.

Commercial Roof Types:

Georgia Roofing & Repair is committed to helping reduce the “Heat Island Effect” by installing White “Cool Roofs”.

What Is A Cool Roof?
Traditional roof materials stay “hot”, absorbing 70% or more of the solar energy. A “Cool Roof“ is white and absorbs less than 35% of this solar energy, staying 50-60 degrees cooler during “hot” summer conditions compared to black darker roofs.

Benefits of Cool Roofing:

Save Money:

  • Save on cooling costs — your actual savings will depend on variables such as number of stories, insulation level in roof, building configuration, number and placement of windows, and size of cooling equipment. Your savings may exceed 20%!
  • Increase comfort levels in buildings without air conditioning.
  • Save on roofing costs. Roof coatings such as a white elastomeric or white single-ply can usually be applied over your existing roof system, eliminating the cost of tear-off and disposal of the old roof system. Also, because temperature extremes can contribute to the degradation of roofing materials, cool roofs can lower roof repair and maintenance costs.
  • Save on HVAC equipment costs. If the building uses less cooling energy, your cooling equipment runs less often and lasts longer.
  • A roof coating may be fully deductible as a building maintenance cost instead of a capital expense, which must be depreciated over time.
  • May be eligible for rebates from State Energy Commission and/or your local energy provider ($0.15 per square foot or higher.)

Save The Planet:

  • In metropolitan areas, dark roof systems increase the “Heat Island Effect”, which results in temperature increases. White roofs are a way to help address this issue.
  • Reduce roofing waste to landfills. Roofing waste is the cause of 7% to 10% of landfill space in the past 40 years.

 Georgia Roofing & Repair uses cutting edge infrared equipment technology, and has certified thermographers with many years of infrared roof inspection experience.

Infrared Roof Moisture Inspection

Commercial owners utilize our infrared roof moisture inspection service to prevent major roof repairs. Infrared thermographs, along with other non-destructive testing techniques, are used to identify temperature differences created by saturated insulation in the roof assembly.

During an Infrared Roof Inspection, problem areas are marked on the roof and the findings are presented in a detailed report. Findings are confirmed using electric capacitance or nuclear instruments, so core samples are not always necessary.

Instead of spending an enormous amount of money to replace the entire roof, our infrared inspection allows customers to identify and replace only the problem areas.

If you’re in the process of constructing a new building, or planning the replacement of an outdated roof on an existing building, there are four main types of commercial roofing systems to consider:

TPO Roofing -Thermoplastic Roofing systems are among the fastest growing commercial roofing systems. Made of an especially durable material with a low-temperature flexibility and a high-temperature tolerance, these roofs are exceptionally resistant to ultraviolet, ozone and chemical exposure. TPO roofs can be expected to have a lifespan of 20+ years, and also feature a high resistance to fire, punctures, chemicals and high winds.

PVC Roofing – PVC, short for polyvinylchloride, is made of thick, flexible thermoplastic material that, like TPO, is highly resistant, versatile and durable. PVC can be made to fit a flat roof shape, and it is easy to install. PVC roofing, however, is not used as much as TPO in terms to intense weather conditions, such as torrential rain, snow or ice.

EPDM Roofing - EPDM roofing offers superior durability and versatility, making it one of the longest lasting types of commercial roofs available. EPDM commercial roofing systems are also typically easier to install, maintain and repair than most other types of commercial roofs.

Modified Bitumen Roofing- Modified Roofing is similar to Built-Up Roofing in that it uses redundant layers of roofing to create a durable weather-resistant surface, but it has one major difference—the bitumen itself.  Asphalt Bitumen is a waterproofing and adhesive all in one. It is created in the oil refining process and has very valuable roofing characteristics. Pliable through most temperatures, and “0 perms”, therefore 100% waterproof. When combined with a substrate like Atactic Polypropylene (APP) or Styrene Butadiene Styrene (SBS), it’s known as Modified Bitumen, which gives it increased low temperature flexibility.  The addition of APP gives roofs a plastic quality, which allows the bitumen to stretch without breaking. Similarly, SBS modified bitumen has a rubber quality that allows it to stretch, and to return to its original size afterwards.  These stretching properties provide extra wear-resistance in extreme weather conditions, and they have made Modified Roofs a popular choice since their introduction in the 1970s. Modified Bitumen is also used in Built-Up Roofs to create hybrid roofing products.  Modified Roofing is similar to Built-Up Roofing in that it uses redundant layers of roofing to create a durable weather-resistant surface, but it has one major difference—the bitumen itself.  Asphalt Bitumen is a waterproofing and adhesive all in one. It is created in the oil refining process and has very valuable roofing characteristics. Pliable through most temperatures, and “0 perms”, therefore 100% waterproof. When combined with a substrate like Atactic Polypropylene (APP) or Styrene Butadiene Styrene (SBS), it’s known as Modified Bitumen, which gives it increased low temperature flexibility.  The addition of APP gives roofs a plastic quality, which allows the bitumen to stretch without breaking. Similarly, SBS modified bitumen has a rubber quality that allows it to stretch, and to return to its original size afterwards.  These stretching properties provide extra wear-resistance in extreme weather conditions, and they have made Modified Roofs a popular choice since their introduction in the 1970s. Modified Bitumen is also used in Built-Up Roofs to create hybrid roofing products.

Built-Up Roofing – Built-Up Roofing is one of the oldest and most reliable methods for installing a new roof, and it’s also one of the most economical roofing methods available today.  Built-Up Roofing (or B.U.R. as it is sometimes called) is made by layering several plies of roof felts (strength) with bitumen (waterproofing) in between, creating a laminating effect. The layers of bitumen and alternating roof felts (made of bitumen-saturated Fiberglass, polyester, other fabrics) combine to form a watertight barrier that exhibits exceptional heat-resistance, as well as opposition to extreme wind.  Built-Up Roofs are ideal for flat or nearly flat surfaces, and can be installed over most roof decks, provided the proper substrates are being used. That includes wood (with a rosin sheet and base sheet needed first), steel (a minimum of 22 gauge), structural concrete, and cement fiber (with a base sheet or mechanically-attached insulation). BUR roof systems can be used with all the available roof insulation in any thickness to provide exceptional energy efficiency and long term waterproofing.  Built-Up Roofs vary with regard to service life, depending on geography, foot traffic, materials and number of plies used, but can last up to 25 to 30 years under ideal conditions. That makes them one of the most economical roofing methods available, when compared to other methods on a cost-per-year basis.

 

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