When your working with LoveRain Roof Co. on replacing your roof, you can have confidence in making the best decision based on the knowledge we will empower you with. There is no “one size fits all” in commercial roofing. Your project will be custom tailored based on several factors that are 100% unique to your circumstances. We will conduct a thorough audit of your existing roof system to determine what options are available along with the advantages and disadvantages of each. We will help you determine the best solution for your roof replacement based on your budget, the use of the building, the type of roof decking and several other factors pertaining to your location and business
Roof Coating Restoration
Roof coatings are liquid applied roof systems that when used in correct order and over correctly prepared surfaces, cure to a thick, seamless, rubberized membrane that encapsulates the entire roof surface. We begin with the preparation stage which includes making minor repairs to the existing roof and adding screws and fasteners where needed. The entire roof surface is then washed to make sure all oxidation, grease, pollutants and debris is removed.
Benefit of Metal Roof Coatings
Once the surface is clean, dry and tight, we begin the flashing work around all the seams, screws, pipes, ac units and any other vents that penetrate the roof. Upon completion of the flashing work, we begin the application of a base coat. Once cured, we come back and apply the top coat. The finished product is a highly reflective, energy star rated roof that forms a monolithic barrier and protects from UV, Rain and any biological growth. Its our most popular system.
TPO & PVC Roof Replacement
Whether you’re needing a mechanically attached or a fully adhered TPO or PVC roof and regardless of if you have a wood roof deck or a metal deck, a LoveRain Roof expert will help guide you. When it’s time to replace your TPO or PVC roof, some things we want to consider are, when is it going to be the least disruptive to your business, are there any new energy requirements, is a tear-off and full replacement necessary or is there an option for a layover or even a restoration? We can guide you through the latest city code requirements and explain all the different options so you fully understand.
Both TPO & PVC roof membranes have heat-welded seams making them monolithic. They can both be installed by screwing them down or gluing them down. We can install hardcover boards beneath the membranes to give them additional hail impact resistance. We have factory accessories to weld flashings around roof penetrations. We fabricate custom sheet metal for all the edge flashings and wall copings.
Metal Roof Replacement
The majority of modern metal roofs are made from corrugated galvanized steel; a steel sheet coated with zinc. Copper, aluminum, stainless steel, and tin are also used in commercial metal roof applications. Coatings can be applied to provide additional waterproofing, anti-rust, and UV protection.
Longevity and durability are chief benefits of a metal roof system. In addition, its lightweight nature allows for quick installation and repair. Metal roofs are environmentally friendly and are available in many different styles and color choices, making this system a good fit when aesthetics are important.
Commercial Asphalt Roof Replacement
The two most common types are BUR (built-up roofing) often referred to as “tar and gravel” and Modified Bitumen referred to as “MOD BIT”. BUR usually consists of 3 to 5 plies. These plies are installed as individual layers of thick felt paper. Hot mopped asphalt or an asphalt adhesive is applied between each layer which creates a redundant membrane. The top layer of this system is usually a flood coat of asphalt finished off with gravel. BURs have been around for over 100 years. Due to the availability of cleaner, safer and more energy-efficient products, BUR roofs are not very common in new installations these days.
MOD BIT roofing was introduced in the 1960s as a modern alternative to BURs. MOD BIT comes in 3’ wide sheets and is usually installed 2 or 3 layers thick. The sheets are rolled out and heated up with a torch to release a factory-applied asphalt which bonds them together and creates a waterproof membrane. These are also proven systems and are still being installed today but due to the liability of a torch needed to heat the asphalt and the fact that MOD BIT absorbs heat instead of reflecting it, they are also a dying technology that is being replaced by greener, more reflective options.
Shingle Roof Replacement
Shingle last 20 to 50 years, are relatively affordable and can be recycled in some areas. There are many choices for shingles. One of our trained team members can meet you at your building and show you real samples of all the different color options and styles to choose from. A style should be chosen using three main criteria: budget, length of warranty and style preference.
In many cases, a layover or a restoration may be the best solution and will avoid costly disposal fees and major disruption to your business. They often cost far less and would qualify for a 10-20 year leak-proof NDL guarantee. Your building, your business, and your needs are unique and we want to tailor your roof to match. Make sure you have the LoveRain Roof Company on your building. It’s never wise to compromise on your roof.