The future of commercial roofing technology
Here at Bolding Construction, we have trained specialists ready to instill and apply a large variety of roofs and roofing applications. With our years of experience in commercial roofing, we can fix or replace a wide range of material. Get in touch with our roofing specialists today to have your property inspected, or to discuss your needs.
We work with:
- Roll Roofing
- Liquid Applied
- And much more!
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Silicone Roofing Systems are high quality, fluid-applied systems made for durability. Silicone roofing systems greatly increase the service life of modified bitumen, concrete roofs, metal roofs, and single-ply systems. These roofs provide a cost effective, sustainable alternative to traditional church and synagogue silicone roofing. This is because they require expensive and disruptive tear-off replacement.
They are high quality, completely sustainable, low maintenance, cost efficient, and reflective. Due to this, fluid applied silicone roofing systems are great for businesses, residential homes, churches, and more.
EPDM, or ethylene propylene diene terpolymer, is a rubber single ply roofing material. Since the 1960s, it has and continues to be popular roofing choice for flat residential and commercial roofs.
The composition of EPDM is primarily ethylene and propylene, which are derivatives of natural oil and gas.
EPDM come in a variety of thicknesses, reinforced and non reinforced sheets, both vulcanized and unvulcanized membranes. EPDM features many different properties and applications which tailor to the needs of each building.
There is more than a billion feet of EPDM installed worldwide, and it remains one of the most widely used. It is also increasingly popular for its ability to reflect UV rays and keep buildings cool.
If you are unhappy with the cost and complexity of re-roofing one of your structures with conventional shingle-type roofing materials, there may a solution.
Rolled roofing is incredibly easy to install. In addition to this. it is the cheapest roofing material on the market. Rolled roofing is an MSR, or mineral surfaced roofing product. The usual way of roofing is with similar oil-based products, like individual compost (asphalt) shingles. The similarities between rolled roofing and these traditional roofs end here. Rolled MSR roofing is cheaper, thinner, larger, and the installation is horizontal.
However, there is one benefit to these traditional roofs. Besides being thicker, composite shingles or any type of shingle are far less prone to tearing or cracking. This is due to the distribution of stress across a wide area of individually moving parts.
It all comes down to what you are working on and what you need. If the budget is tight and the look can be flexible, then rolled roofing is the way to go. If your roof is highly visible and the look is important, consider a traditional roof.
TPO is a roofing membrane with a single ply composition. The abbreviation TPO is short for Thermoplastic Polyolefin. TPO is simply and abbreviated form of the chemical composition of this type of roofing.
Now that you have a basic understanding of TPO, here are some additional details. TPO is a single ply membrane, and it not laid in multiple layers. In addition to this, it connects with the roof through one of the following methods: mechanically attached, ballasted, adhered, and plate bonded. TPO also comes in a variety of colors, but the primary ones are grey, tan, and white. The warranties for TPO last up to 30 years. It is also resistant to grease, something that it holds over EPDM. Finally, TPO has a high wind rating with proper installation.
Built up roof membranes, also known by their acronym BUR, became prevalent more than 100 years ago in the U.S. The common name for these roofs is “tar and gravel” roofs. The composition of BUR systems is alternating layers of reinforced fabrics and bitumen which creates a finished membrane. The ply number is is the number of these layers, so the term “four plies” means that there are four of the layers. Often, base sheets fasten mechanically as the base layer. They are also considered to be fully adhered, so long as they are applied directly to the roof deck or insulation.
Asphalt, coal tar, or cold- applied adhesive make up the bitumen in BUR roofing systems. A mop or mechanical spreader spreads the asphalt or coal tar after they heat up in a kettle or tanker. Asphalt is refined from crude oil, adn is a petroleum product. Coal tar is a product distilled from coal.. Cold-applied adhesives are types of asphalts that need not heat up in a tanker or kettle.
There are a number of surfaces that work for built up roofing. These include aggregate, glass-fiber or mineral surfaced cap sheets, aluminum coatings an elastomeric coatings, and hot asphalt mopped over the entire surface.