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Flat Roof Kelowna

One common factor between Commercial and Residential Roofing is the money you are investing today in a higher quality roof system will save you repairs and earlier replacement down the road. Flat Roof works the same way.

      In your research for a commercial roof system, pay attention to the warranty length. It is a great indicator on the quality of the product. Ponderosa Roofing will happily clarify your decision making process, we only install products offering high quality materials with competitive pricing. Is the warranty covering the next owner in a situation where you decide to sell your business? It is definitely making it a plus when you can transfer the warranty to the next owner. Your property has a stronger value on the market.

      In a climate as hot as the Kelowna region, the colour of the material makes an impact, a light coloured gravel will affect your energy bill in the summer over a few hundred dollars. Some reflective coating can additionally reduces energy cost by reflecting the heat away.

       Nowadays, most commercial roofing systems are called low slope and they are made of three major components. The first and most important one is the weatherproofing layers, naturally it helps protecting your building from water and melting snow leaking in. The second one is reinforcement, its designed to remain puncture-free, add strength, and provide dimensional stability to the multiple layers of the system. The third will be surfacing, it has the purpose to protect the first two mentioned above from sunlight and weather, It can also increase fire resistance, hail protection, and additional solar reflectivity. Ponderosa Roofing always has the solution.

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    Flat Roofing

    What Are The Types Of Flat Roofing?

    There are several types of commercial roofing systems. Let’s look at a few.

            BUR (Built Up Roofing) system : multiple layers of base sheets, interply sheets, cap sheets, and other such as gravel or liquid coating. The more layers the better. Hot bitumen is laid between each layers rendering the system more weatherproof. BUR is suitable for most slow slope system. 

    Commercial Flat Roofing

    The National Roofing Contractors Association defines a flat roof as having a slope less than 3 inches or 10 degrees. Flat roofs are commonly used for commercial buildings and can even be partially used as living space.

    One popular option for flat roofs today is PVC. While it may be slightly more expensive, the reinforced membrane material offers greater solidity compared to single-ply roofs with shorter lifespans. PVC roofs are known for their low maintenance requirements and longer lifespan. Additionally, the white color of PVC roofs can significantly reduce energy bills.

    They have a longer lifespan compared to PVC or TPO roofs. Durability is a key advantage of metal roofs, although they can be prone to leaks around seams and edges. Metal roofs require skilled roofers and are generally more expensive.

    TPO (thermoplastic polyolefin) has been a popular choice for commercial flat roofs since its introduction. Despite being called plastic, TPO is actually a blend of polypropylene and ethylene-propylene rubber. It is extremely easy to install and the white coating helps businesses reduce their energy bills. TPO roofs have a lifespan of 10 to 20 years, similar to PVC roofs.

    Another option to consider is a modified bitumen roof, which is a finance-driven choice. These roofs have an asphalt membrane base and are more prone to breaking and blistering over time. The lifespan of a modified bitumen roof is typically between 10 and 15 years.

    At Ponderosa Roofing, we can evaluate the benefits, risks, and costs of a new roof or recommend repairs that can extend the lifespan of your current roof for a few more years. We will work with you to find the ideal solution for your business.

    Fixing a Leak On your Flat Roof

    Are you tempted to fix your flat roof yourself? Hiring a pro will likely put a definite end to your problem. No matter what is your decision, less than top Quality Roof Repair material is not an option. The difficulty is to find where your leak starts and it’s not necessarily where you observe the leak inside, the water can travel before reaching its exit point. 

            Most flat roof are sloped, so start looking higher up to locate the leak. Look for puncture, curled shingles, imperfections, popping screws and membrane separation.

    Commercial Flat Roofing