Roofing

COMMERCIAL ROOFING & SHEET METAL SERVICES

TPO

Thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) single-ply roofing membranes are among the fastest growing commercial roofing products and have gained broad industry
acceptance for their many performance and installation advantages. As demand increases for heat-reflective and energy efficient roofing systems, TPO single-ply roofing membranes continue to provide exceptional resistance to ultraviolet, ozone and chemical exposure. The cost effective benefits are appealing to building owners as well.

PVC

Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is the world’s third-most widely produced synthetic plastic polymer after polyethylene and polypropylene.
PVC can be entirely recycled, making it an eco-friendly choice for roofing. Post-consumer membranes can be made into new membranes.

BUR

Built-up Roofing (BUR) at one time was the most popular choice of roofing used on commercial, industrial and institutional buildings. BUR is used on
flat or low-sloped roofs and consists of multiple layers of bitumen and ply sheets. Components of a BUR system include the roof deck, a vapor retarder, insulation, membrane and surfacing material. The components are assembled at the job site to actually form the built-up roof. At the heart of this roofing system is the roofing membrane, which consists of roofing bitumen and multiple reinforcing plies of roofing felt. Roofing bitumen is the primary adhesion/waterproofing agent used between roofing plies. Bitumen arrives at the job site in solid form, but is heated and applied as a liquid. Roofing bitumens may be either a product of petroleum refining (asphalts) or a product of the coal-cooking process (coal tar pitch). Multiple reinforcing “plies” are asphalt-coated roofing sheets or felts installed in three or more layers to strengthen and stabilize the BUR membrane. These multiple reinforcing felts also make the membrane more pliable and resilient, protect the bitumen from water degradation, and serve as a fire-retarding element in the membrane system.

Fluid Applied Roof Coating Systems

Roof coatings consist of a single component acrylic, urethane or silicone that can be sprayed or rolled on. These type of roofing systems are typically applied over metal roofs but can also go over single ply and modified roofing systems as well. Roof Coatings can extend the
life of an aged roof system by as many as 20 years. The coating systems we install can improve the energy efficiency of your existing roof. As one of the most cost effective methods to extend the life of your roof, we can provide a no leak warranty for up to 20 years. Call one of our experts for a free roof survey.

Garden/ Green Roof Systems

A green roof or living roof is a roof that is partially or completely covered with vegetation and a growing medium,
planted over a waterproofing membrane acting as the roof system. It may also include additional layers such as a root barrier and an irrigation system. Green roof systems are commonly used for pedestrian traffic or as a functional space for clientele.

Tile

Tile roofing systems are hard-wearing materials such as ceramic, concrete, slate and stone. Tile is the most popular
roofing product in the world because of its durability and protection like no other roofing material. Roofing tiles are designed for long term performance and have a proven track record. Other characteristics are that they maintain their color, can sustain high winds and require limited maintenance.

Composition Shingles

Asphalt shingles are an American invention first used in 1901, in general use in parts of America by 1911 and by 1939 11 million squares of shingles were being produced and is the most common residential roof application on the market.
All shingles were organic at first with the base material, called felt, being primarily cotton rag until the 1920s when cotton rag became more expensive and alternative materials were used. Other organic materials used as the felt included wool, jute or manila, and wood pulp. In 1926 the Asphalt Shingle and Research Institute with the National Bureau of Standards tested twenty two types of experimental felts and found no significant differences in performance. In the 1950s self-sealing and manually applied adhesives began to be used to help prevent wind damage to shingle roofs. The design standard was for the self-sealing strips of adhesive to be fully adhered after sixteen hours at 140 degrees Fahrenheit. Also in the 1950s testing on the use of 3/4 inch staples rather than roofing nails was carried out showing they could perform as well as nails but with six staples compared with four nails. In 1960 fiberglass mat bases were introduced with limited success, the lighter more flexible shingles proved to be more susceptible to wind damage particularly at freezing temperatures. Also in the 1960s research into hail damage which was found to occur when hail reach a size larger than 1.5 inches. When selecting your composition shingle roof system, Strategic Roofing Solutions can offer up to 50 year labor and material warranties through our support with the roofing manufacturers we work with.

Standing Seam/Metal Roofing

1. Mechanically seamed Hydrostatic Panels – or Structural Standing Seam Metal Roof require that two standing seam panels be engaged with a mechanical seaming tool.
Structural metal standing seam panel systems offer superior wind uplift resistance and can be curved. 2. Symmetrical Mechanically Seamed – This style of SSMR is the newest, most innovative option available. It combines the weathertight benefits of the mechanical seam with the replacement options of a two-piece snap-lock panel. Unlike the typical “directional” mechanically seamed panels, the two-piece symmetrical standing seam panels can be installed using fixed clips while still allowing for thermal movement. Combining the advantages and eliminating the disadvantages involved with the various metal roof standing seam options, the two-piece mechanical seam panel is the best option for almost any roof design. It can be curved due to its symmetrical design. Lastly, this style of standing seam metal roofing has demonstrated an ability to withstand uplift pressures well in excess of the one-piece structural standing seam panel. 3. One Piece Snap-Lock – This style of metal roof panel requires two panel seams to snap together. The direct attachment of the roof panels simulates the look of a mechanically seamed panel without the additional operation of seaming. These metal roofing panels, despite their various structural capabilities, are best suited for decked applications with slopes of 3:12 and greater. Snap-lock standing seam is less likely to be used in high wind uplift areas. This is due to the fact that more clips and attachment points are required to satisfy uplift pressures. In many instances, corner pressures (the most demanding) cannot be satisfied. This has frequently proven to be the location where roof failure occurs in windstorms. As the capabilities of structural standing seam increase and building code requirements become more stringent, the demand for this style of standing seam metal roofing has deteriorated. 4. Two Piece Snap-Lock – This style of metal roof requires both a panel and a cap or batten. The cap or batten unites two panels by snapping down onto a butterfly clip. While these panels offer very little structurally and require a solid deck with a premium underlayment for installation, they are easier to install on roofs with valleys and hips- due to their ability to be installed bi-directionally. The simplicity of the panel shape lends themselves to curved roof designs. As the capabilities of symmetrical structural standing seam increase, the demand for this style of metal roofing has deteriorated.