Commercial Buildings are those that generally consist of office space or a combination of office space and warehouse space. Business parks, office buildings and light industry buildings fall into this category.
These buildings usually do not require the same amount or type of roof maintenance as retail or industrial properties. Typically, the roof area will be populated with a few HVAC units, some skylights and a few other types of equipment. As a result, foot traffic on the roof is more limited than with industrial and retail roof areas.
While leaks and other roof deficiencies are less problematic than on most other buildings, commercial buildings tend to be a lot older in our area of the country. Older roofs tend to deteriorate rapidly because of extremes in weather. If the owner is responsible for roof leaks, often the tenant notifies the owner at any sign of leakage. However, if the tenant is responsible for leakage, it might not be addressed in a timely manner, and quite possibly be ignored. Prolonged leakage can cause severe damage (structural damage or mold).
To achieve the longest life possible on a Commercial Roof, it is important to conduct periodic roof inspections and perform roof maintenance at least once a year. One of the objectives for this is to remove leaves and other debris from the roof. It does not take very long for dirt and debris to accumulate on the roof. Drains can easily become clogged. Also, roof penetrations caused by tenant improvements are sometimes installed without the owner’s knowledge and may not have been installed properly. Keeping drainage cleared and being aware of tenant improvements will put the owners ahead of problems before damages occur.
When commercial property owners select Umbrella Roofing Systems, Inc. to install a Duro-Last roof, they can expect a quality and fast installation of their roof. A Duro-Last prefabricated roof has over 85% of the seams completed in a factory-controlled environment before the roofing system is delivered to the job site. By eliminating most of the on-site seaming, a Duro-Last roof installation dramatically reduces the potential for leaks. Also, this advantage makes installation faster, quieter and easier, which is important to every commercial business. The custom-made flashings are prefabricated to fit perfectly in the field. Most importantly, by using Umbrella Roofing Systems, Inc., there is less of an impact on daily business operations while a new roof is being installed. Our customers find that with a Duro-Last roof installed by Umbrella Roofing Systems, Inc., they receive reliable long-term performance, with virtually maintenance-free durability.