Commercial Flat Roof Repair

Maintaining Commercial Flat Roofs

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The majority of commercial flat roofs in are built to last 20+ years. Austin-based commercial roofing contractors provide product warranties on their roofs for approximately 20 years or even longer. Now, you may be wondering, once you have a long-term warranty on your roof, why should you bother maintaining your roof? After all, once anything happens to it, you’ll be covered. Well, the truth is, you might not.

When it comes to roofing materials, there are many different types such as EPDM, standing seam metal, TPO, roof coating liquid, and more. Particular types of roofs don’t need much maintenance such as pitched roofing systems such as metal or shingle roofs. In this post, we will cover flat roof single-ply membrane systems which are roofs made from EPDM and TPO.

Constructing commercial roofs and in particular, flat roofs for commercial buildings is costly. It can cost more than $50,000 to build a 10,000 sq ft flat roof for a commercial building. This price is comparable for roofs made from PVC systems, TPO, and EPDM. This is quite similar to purchasing a luxury car where you pay for a premium product from a well-known dealer, then you would rely on that dealer in the event that anything goes wrong to fulfill their warranty.

Commercial Flat Roof Repair CompaniesThe high-end vehicle would have a bumper-to-bumper warranty as well as a long-term warranty on particular parts. However, if you don’t properly maintain your new vehicle, then you would experience poor performance and the overall life span would decrease. If you avoid doing tune-ups, oil changes, changing your brake pads, etc, this can make your warranty void. So, if you don’t do the necessary maintenance on your roof, this can also void its warranty.

It is actually quite affordable to do regular maintenance on your roof as well as roof inspections. This will also make your roof a lot more reliable and ensure that your warranty stays valid in a very simple and cheap way. This is particularly important especially if you want to avoid having to get a new roof system which would cost many thousands of dollars.

Commercial Roof Warranty

In Texas, just about every commercial flat roof that is built would come with a warranty. So, be sure to check your warranty thoroughly. It is possible that it would have certain details that may negatively affect the lifecycle cost or have certain exclusions. Flat roofs have many different parts and the warranty may include specifics on the companies that would be allowed to fix or maintain them. There would likely be details of the warranty being voided if the roof is for certain industries or types of buildings. It is essential that you carefully look over all of the stipulations of the warranty and the potential costs that you would have to incur.

Next, the vast majority of warranties have particular guidelines on how the roof needs to be maintained. It is essential that you carefully follow these guidelines so that the warranty can remain valid. If you don’t follow them, then your warranty would likely not be upheld. It is a good idea to hire a qualified Austin roofing contractor that specializes in commercial flat roof maintenance. By doing this, you can potentially get your warranty extended.

Maintenance Programs For Commercial Roofs

Now, you may understand the importance of properly maintaining your roof over time. The question remains, exactly how do you go about maintaining it?

The majority of commercial roofers in Texas typically have maintenance plans for these types of roofs. Some of their maintenance-based services would include cleaning, inspections on a scheduled basis, maintenance so that damage and aging can be prevented, etc. Once you get enrolled in a commercial flat roof maintenance plan, it is one of the best ways to take care of your investment and ensure that your roof remains fully covered by the warranty.

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When you look at the amount of value being offered, these plans are actually quite affordable. These plans help the roofing companies to get familiar with your roof and they would be easily accessible when you need to have more important work done on your roof or when you’re ready to install a new one. So, this makes a great deal for both you and the roofing company.

In most commercial roof warranties, they would require a minimum of one roof inspection to be done per year by a roofing contractor that has the authorization to do so. In this inspection, they will look for any current issues as well as areas that could prove to be problematic over time. They will also conduct any repairs before the damage becomes more serious and expensive to deal with.

Having a good maintenance plan in place will also cover minor repairs, gutter cleaning, re-caulk flashing, etc. When you have an authorized roof servicing team maintaining your roof regularly, this will help to ease your stress and take one thing off your plate. Now, your maintenance team must check your roof before any serious weather issues such as winter storms, tornadoes, hurricanes, etc. This will go a long way in reducing weather damage and ensuring that you can make any necessary insurance claims within the necessary time frame.

Armadillo Roofing & Exteriors (512) 333-7663, provides commercial roof repair, commercial roof maintenance and commercial roof inspection services you can trust to Austin, Texas and the surrounding communities and has been providing commercial roofing services to the area for over 19 years. If you need help maintaining a commercial metal roof, check out our other website –

EPDM Roofing

Should You Replace or Repair Your EPDM Roofing?

EPDM Roofing is a popular rubber roofing material, constructed in the form of a membrane, that many commercial businesses tend to use on the buildings. It is called Ethylene Propylene Diene Terpolymer, yet it is more popularly known as EPDM roofing material. In the state of Texas, this is the premier membrane material to use because of how it can endure the extreme weather in this region of the United States. Not only is it extremely popular, but it tends to be one of the least expensive ones that you can obtain. There are some drawbacks that you should be aware of despite the benefits of using this membrane. For those that would opt for placing a new membrane over an old one, this can lead to future problems. Here is an overview of the many affordable ways that you can repair your EPDM roof.

What Is EPDM Used For?

Commercial Flat Roof ContractorsIf you own a bicycle that you ride on a regular basis, you are likely aware of the inner to inside of each bike tire; the material that it is made from is typically EPDM that comes from recycled rubber. From a commercial roofing standpoint, this material is also very valuable, especially that which is made of lighter shades of the material. It will easily reflect light, which will minimize the amount of ultraviolet light that can affect the roof itself. To install this, it is simply glued onto the surface of the roof, going all the way out to its perimeter.

Top Characteristics Of an EPDM Roof

If you work on commercial roofing projects regularly, EPDM membranes are often used, and they come in either white or black configurations. You can also choose membranes that are various sizes and lengths. Once it is fastened down, it will provide your roof with protection, preferably with an adhesive that will last. There is also the option, especially for those with a rock or gravel roof, to create what is called a ballasted roof using the EPDM.

Are There Any Drawbacks?

There are some drawbacks associated with this material. Although it is inexpensive to use, there are some disadvantages:

Flashing Failure Possibilities – in some cases, the installation of flashing to prevent flooding at the roof level may fail to work.
Potential Shrinkage – this material, in many cases, will begin to shrink over time which can cause it to become dislodged.
Water Damage – when this occurs, it is typically because seem will open, exposing the decking material to water which can lead to more serious damage.
Seam failure – as the adhesive is exposed to weathering, it can be overexposed causing it to degrade.

The Importance of Inspections

In the state of Texas, commercial roofing begins with a visual inspection which must be done in order to determine how the roof is doing. If any problems are noted, compulsory steps must be taken in order to mitigate potential damage from happening. There should also be inspections of any saturated area that could be beneath the membrane itself.

Armadillo Roofing & Exteriors (512) 333-7663, provides commercial flat roof repair, commercial flat roof replacement and commercial flat roof installation services to Austin, Texas and the surrounding communities. We have been providing commercial roofing services to the area for over 19 years. For any questions or concerns about commercial metal roofing, check us out at

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