The primary function of every building is to protect its occupants from everything that nature can toss at them. Since the roof of the building often deals with these elements first, it is important that everything is well cared for and that any leaks are eliminated as quickly as possible. This may be difficult with a Commercial Roof Installation in Brookfield WI because the roof may not see a lot of traffic and certain problems could go unnoticed. This can be avoided by having your roof checked by a professional roofer on a regular basis. The frequency of roof inspections will depend on the type of roof that you have, its age and the type of weather the roof endures.
The most common type of Commercial Roof Installation in Brookfield WI is the BUR (Built Up Roof). A BUR system is typically several layers of roofing felt and hot asphalt. This type of roof is used on a low sloped roof because it provides an affordable alternative to other roofing options. Plus, most low-sloped commercial roofs are pretty large and require a roofing system that offers a consistent surface. BUR provides this by placing the roof covering over a decking material such as plywood or OSB (Oriented Strand Board). After the various layers are placed, usually three to five for a new roof, a layer of aggregate such as gravel is placed on top. The aggregate helps to keep the roof in place and provide some protection.
Alternatives to the BUR system include various chemical membranes such as PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) or TPO (Thermoplastic Polyolefin) and synthetic rubber known as EPDM (ethylene propylene diene terpolymer). A roofing expert such as Waukesha Roofing Inc. can help you determine which is the best option for your building or whether your property would function better with an alternative such as steel roofing. Benefits to membrane based roofing include ease of installation and longevity. To place the TPO or PVC, the contractor will roll each sheet in place and pull it tight. This removes the wrinkles so that a robotic welder can place a strong, durable seam. Seams around roofing details such as flashing or vents will be done by hand. The end result is a roof that should last for decades.
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