Commercial Roof Maintenance

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Commercial Roof Maintenance Services

Mold, mildew, lichens and fungus can be some of the most damaging, but least recognized types of roof debris. If left unchecked, they can cause serious  damage to your roof, forcing expensive repairs and sometimes, even roof replacement. If you see green or black patches on your shingles, built-up, modified bitumen, single ply or foam roof, it has probably developed a mold and mildew problem that needs to be addressed.

Debris building up is another serious issue for your roofing system. Items like branches, twigs, leaves, pine needles or an accumulation of dust and dirt can accumulate in gutters and other roof perforations and in the valleys where pitched sections of your roof come together. What the debris does is trap moisture underneath it, which doesn’t allow the roof’s material to dry out. Fungi also finds the moisture as a perfect place to take root and grow.

Roof Repair ContractorsThe organic materials make a great source of food for the fungus and mildew. After feeding on the organic material and debris, it starts to feed on the moist roof material itself, planting roots underneath the surface which will , over time, break down the roof’s material. As an example, one of blue-green algae’s favored food material is limestone, which is a filling ingredient for a lot of shingle roofing materials. After it establishes a foundation, to help protect itself from the sun, it might turn black, but underneath, it will continue to grow and spread, which causes another problem, ideal moist, dark conditions that other types of organisms need to grow. Organisms like mold, lichen, moss and mildew.

Maintain Your Commercial Roof for Safety

If you let them establish a foothold, they’ll eventually eat through the protective layers of your roof, and then make its way to the decking itself. If that happens,  now you have a major and expensive roofing problem to fix. If you have a commercial property this can be a huge problem because a leaking roof can damage inventory and merchandise. If the roof is seriously weakened and damaged, it could potentially collapse, possibly harming employees and customers.

This is why you want to have an annual roof inspection completed looking for signs of mold, mildew, lichen, algae growth and anything that might be obstructing your drainage system. If there’s anything that’s detected, you should call in a roof repair contractor or roof cleaning professional. Do not try to take care of this issue yourself as you could easily miss something or cause even more damage to your roof. As an example, if you used a high-pressure water sprayer the wrong way, it could force water underneath the roof’s materials, which can create a perfect environment for mold and mildew to grow. The high pressure water flow can also  wash away any protective materials on individual shingle tiles, which would weaken your roof’s protection. Also, you might use the wrong type of chemical, like bleach, which could damage and weaken the materials your roof is made of. So, leave this job to the professionals, as they would have the proper training, chemicals and tools to get the job done right and not cause additional damage to your roof.

If you need your commercial roof inspected by a professional, certified roofing contractor, give us a call at Armadillo Roofing & Exteriors, 512-333-7663. We’ll make sure all you questions are answered and all the issues that could cause you problems are brought to your attention with solutions you can afford.

 

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Hail Resistant Roof Options

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Impact resistant roofing will help to keep your property from being damaged by hail. What is impact resistant roofing? There are 4 categories, according to Underwriter Laboratories – Classes 1, 2, 3 and 4. They’re tested by firing steel balls of different sizes at the material to simulate hail, which shows how well a roof can withstand impact.

The best protection comes from Class 4 materials, and, as a result, will lower your insurance premiums the most. Certain types of roofing materials have higher natural impact ratings than others. Stone or man-made materials, like slate, ceramic tiles and stone materials are usually more resistant to hail. They have a very rigid structure that absorbs the impact of hail and keeps the surface from being damaged. Another roofing material that’s very hail-resistant is metal roofing.

Austin Emergency Roof RepairIn the South and Southwest, Mother Nature can produce some incredibly destructive storms. When you combine heat and dust rising from the earth’s surface, with cooler air coming down from the mountainous regions, they can create some nasty conditions. When the air cools, moisture surrounds and freezes around dust in the upper atmosphere and hail is formed. Sometimes in incredible and destructive sizes. In 1995, Mayer Arizona had 4.5 inch hailstones. In May 2009, Las Vegas was hit with 4 inches of hail in less than an hour. Many metro areas in the Southwest have seen golf ball sized hail cause massive damage throughout their cities. Its not just the roofs themselves that get damaged. Skylights, gutters, drainage systems and downspouts are also heavily affected, not to mention personal property and vehicles.

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A lot of roofing material products are made more hail resistant by altering them and increasing their density. As an example, you can choose thicker shake shingles over thinner ones in storm susceptible areas. You can coat metal panels with rubberized coating that make them thicker and more impact resistant than normal metal panels. You can use tiles made of a flexible, rubber-like material that will cause hail to bounce off it, instead of splintering or shattering. Special fibers are even being added to asphalt shingles, making them more resistant to impacts and lessening the damage that hail can inflict on shingle roofs. One great material that works well against hail damage is foam. It absorbs and cushions the impact of hail due to its rubberized coating.

If you have a commercial property, protecting your business from hail damage is even more critical than it is with residential property. Hail can put merchandise, inventory, and possibly, even customers at risk from either water damage caused by hail damaging the roofing material, allowing water to get through or maybe even an entire roof collapse from the weight of the ice formed by the hailstones. There are lots of great affordable choices that allow commercial property owners to protect their building, merchandise, workers and customers.

We at Armadillo Roofing & Exteriors have plenty of experience assessing and repairing damage from hail storms. If you need a professional, reliable and experienced roofing contractor to answer any questions you have about either your existing roofing system or a roofing system that you are considering installing or replacing, give us a call at (512) 333-7663.

 

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Let us show you how you can save a lot of money, as much as 30-40%, by restoring your commercial metal roof instead of replacing it.

About Us

I’m Mark Franz, the owner of Armadillo Roofing & Exteriors.

I’m proud to say no one can beat our quality and experience in commercial roof repair, commercial roof installation, commercial roof replacement, commercial metal roof repair and commercial metal roof restoration in Austin, Texas.

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Whether you’re looking for commercial roof installation, commercial roof repair, commercial roof maintenance, commercial metal roof repair or commercial metal roof restoration, we here at Armadillo Roofing have you covered.

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You can save a lot of money, as much as 30-40% over a replacement, by taking advantage of our commercial metal roof restoration services.

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Here at Armadillo Roofing, nothing is more important than taking care of the most important asset we have – our satisfied customers.

We take pride in the number of 5 star reviews you will find online that our customers have posted.

We will always deliver on our promise to ensure the finest quality materials and craftsmanship, stressing integrity and rewarding excellence. We are craftsmen who take pride in the roofing services we provide to our customers, both commercial and residential.

Our commitment is to deliver “Quality Craftsmanship at an Affordable Price,” and we have been doing just that for well over a decade now in Austin and the surrounding areas.

“Thanks for taking care of us in a professional manner. It was a pleasure to deal with someone who actually did what he said he would do. Look forward to seeing you soon. Thanks again.”

Mike McCoy – Mission Mortgage

“Thanks for a job well done. I look forward to working with you in the future. Let me know if you need any references on your future jobs. I’d be glad to be of help. Take Care.”

Mike Wilson – Central Texas Development Assessments, Inc.,

“Thank you again for your hard work. You did an amazing job on our building’s roof system and I would certainly recommend Armadillo to anyone needing your services.”

A.W. Armstrong – Kestrel Management Services, LLC

“Armadillo Roofing replaced our old roof with a beautiful new one. David managed the entire process to the detail. He was there during the work and walked the roof with me after it was finished. Quality, friendly and trustworthy best describes our experience with Mark and David at Armadillo.”

Lisa Y. – Austin

“We had an amazing experience with Armadillo Roofing and can’t say enough positive things about them. They replaced our entire roof in time to put our house on the market.”

Court C. – Cedar Park

“A hail storm left us with roof damage. Armadillo was referred to us and we couldn’t be happier. David was onsite at the start and finish of each phase to ensure everything was done properly. Mark is engaged and responsive anytime we had questions. They do great work! I would recommend Armadillo to anyone.”

Danny W. – Austin