San Antonio Commercial Roofing
San Antonio Commercial Roof Experts
Do you know the difference between commercial roof and residential roof? Most often it’s the pitch and size of the roof. Low slope or flat roofs require a system that can handle ponding water. While we would never recommend allowing rainwater to pond on your roof, it’s important to understand that during heavy rain or failure of your roof drains a pond may form. Flat roofs can be vulnerable when submerged underwater and while the material main hold up, if installed improperly the roof would surely fail. For a quality job guaranteed not to leak, contact us!
We install the following types of commercial roofs:
Commercial Built-Up Hot Asphalt Roofing
Built up hot asphalt roofing (BUR) is a traditional system. Shelter Pro provides a variety of commerical roof BUR systems to meet both short and long term requirements. Most systems can be applied over rigid insulation, wood, steel decks and concrete; and are tenant improvement friendly.
With cedar prices rising, composition shingles provide a cost-effective alternative that can last up to 50 years. These architecturally designed shingles are aesthetically pleasing and can add value to an existing building.
Energy Efficient Insulation Systems
Energy efficient insulation systems help to ensure maximum thermal performance throughout the life of the building. Shelter Pro can provide both single and double layer applications. Single layers are most often applied to existing built-up roofing systems or when the deck is not suitable for proper installation of the commercial roof system. The double layer system is applied for high thermal R-value and can be used over wood, steel or concrete decks.
Sheet Metal Roofing
Shelter Pro installs standing seam sheet metal roof systems and all of its own sheet metal flashings and counter flashings. This allows us to provide a single source warranty for roofing and sheet metal.
These systems include reinforced PVC, EPDM and TPO and are available as mechanically fastened fully adhered and ballasted systems. The advantages are less smell and better energy star ratings. Single Ply systems feature a high tensile strength, excellent puncture and tear resistance and weatherability.
- Commercial PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) roofing is single-ply membrane roofing system. Chemicals are added during the manufacturing process that allows the material to flex with temperature and environmental influences.
- Commercial EPDM (Commercial Ethylene Propylene Diene Terpolymer rubber) roofing is a single ply and highly reflective energy efficient roofing system.
- Commercial TPO (Thermoplastic PolyOlefin) roofing is an energy efficient single-ply and eco-friendly system.
Tapered systems alleviate the drainage issues associated with flat roofs, providing the slope needed to prevent premature failure. Flat roofs tend to pond water, adding unnecessary weight and debris.
Torch Applied Systems
The main advantage to these systems is the lack of an asphalt roofing odor for buildings with existing tenants. Owners can also obtain the same warranties of 10-20 years associated with Built-Up systems.