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Your Guide to Low-Sloped Commercial Roofing Systems

Monday, March 18th, 2019 by Michael Fortenberry


Commercial roofing is vastly different from its residential counterpart. Most people may be more familiar with the roofs you find on houses. Still, only a few would know about commercial roofs -- their composition, their usual pitches, their common challenges, and the solutions to those challenges.

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Fortenberry Roofing explains the basics of low-sloped commercial roofing systems.

As any commercial roof contractor would tell you, a low-slope roof comprises three basic components: the roof membrane (also known as the roof system), roof insulation, and roof deck. Collectively, they’re known as the roof assembly and have two configurations: the compact of warm roof, configured with each component immediately placed atop the previous component, and the ventilated design, which places the insulation before the deck. There are also various types of roofing systems, the most notable of them being:

  • PVC roofing system

  • EPDM roofing system

  • TPO roofing system

  • Built-up roofing system

  • Modified bitumen roofing system

Energy Efficiency Tips 

Scheduled Maintenance

If you want to ensure that your roof isn’t doing a bad job with energy efficiency, get a commercial roofing contractor to check for problems that need addressing. The sooner those are checked, the better for your roof.

Address Insulation and Ventilation Issues

Good insulation and ventilation is one way to get major savings on your energy bill because no matter how big your commercial building is, if it has near-perfect insulation and ventilation, then your building will not waste energy trying to keep indoors warm or cold.

Explore Your Options

There are plenty of energy-efficient options for commercial roofing, such as cool roofs and green roofs. Speak to your contractor about which one will suit your roof more before you decide.

Professional Roof Inspection

A routine maintenance inspection must be conducted on your roof at least twice a year. Hire a contractor to do it for you so you can immediately discuss what may need fixing. You can also have an energy audit to help determine what your roof needs.

If you need a commercial roofing contractor this spring, turn to Fortenberry Roofing for your roofing needs. We are your leading provider of commercial and residential roofing services. Give us a call at 1-806-385-6761 or fill out our contact form to learn more about our services and receive a no-pressure quote. We serve clients in Littlefield, Levelland, and Hereford, TX, and other nearby areas.

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