Mother Nature may travel but there’s no doubt she’s a Colorado native. As a result, our commercial roofs have it hard. A typical flat roof can experience temperature differences of 100° in the same day. This constant temperature fluctuation and UV exposure alone create tremendous strain to your roof. Throw in the onslaught of rain, sleet, hail & snow over the course of many years and commercial roofs take a beating. - Heck, that’s an average spring day on the Front Range! - During that time, seams can rip apart, flashings can fail, membranes can become punctured fasteners can loosen and, as a result, leaks will happen.
What if we told you there were other options to paying for a full roof replacement? A roof restoration membrane can save building owners time and money when facing a commercial roof project.
Titan Applicators LLC has been restoring commercial roof systems to full working order while saving Colorado facility owners and managers thousands of dollars in costly repairs and roof replacements.
Common Causes of Commercial Roof Leaks
- Aged Roof - At best, most commercial roofing systems last somewhere between 15 and 20 years. While hiring a roofing professional to perform an annual roof maintenance plan can extend the lifespan of your roof, there will be a point where your commercial roof will no longer be maintainable and larger decisions must be made to prevent leaks and damage to your commercial facility.
- Improper Drainage - When water is not draining from your roof properly, the result will be standing, or ponding, water on your roof. Not only will the water risk leaking through a vulnerable roof but too much sitting water can add a lot of extra weight on your building structure.
- Penetrations - Take a quick look on Google Earth and scan over some commercial roofs. What you will see is a plethora of HVAC units, vents, drains, pipes, fas lines and other penetrants sitting on, and through, the waterproofing layer of these roofs. Each one of these systems are vulnerable areas for roof leaks; particularly if they were added after the roof and not addressed by a roofing professional.
- Roof Flashings - Roof flashings are pieces of metal that are installed around conjoining areas of the roof to assemblies like chimneys, skylights, roof edges and parapet walls. When these flashings are not installed correctly, are damaged, or simply become aged, they will allow water under your roofing system and into your building.
- Membrane Damage - The membrane of a commercial flat roof is the waterproofing layer. This roof membrane can be damaged by a myriad of things: utility work, foot traffic, weather or a Sumo wrestler wearing high-heels. Whatever the case, most damage can be remedied quickly and simply if it is caught right away. Other repairs may take longer if the damage has been allowed to sit.
- Roofing Screws - Roofing screws are responsible for the majority of leaks on metal roofs. Metal roofing screws have a compressed rubber washer at the base of the screw head which acts as a gasket between the roofing panel and the screw head to seal water out. It sounds simple enough but these screws will leak if they have been over driven, under driven, driven at an angle or if the installer missed the metal strut or wood framing below. Furthermore, the rubber washers degrade and lose their seal over time, which allow leaks to occur.
Restore Your Flat Roof
Titan Applicators LLC delivers durable, long-lasting roof restoration solutions to commercial building owners in Denver and all around Colorado. Our roof coating systems offer fast, efficient and economical alternatives to building owners and managers facing costly roof replacements; all of which are backed by a 10-, 15- or 20-year warranty.
Restore Virtually Any Existing Roof Type:
Our systems are appropriate over most structurally sound existing roof systems including:
- Single-ply membrane roofing (TPO, EPDM, PVC)
- Bituminous membrane roofing
- Metal Roofing
- Concrete Roofing
Is Your Roof Eligible For a Roof Coating?
It all starts with an assessment! Call a commercial roofing contractor to perform a thorough roof inspection. A professional contractor will be able to provide a facility owner or building manager a comprehensive report which includes most, or all, of the following:
- Roof Insulation
- Roof Membrane
- Roof Flashing
- Woof Walls & Cap
- Penetrations (Skylights, Roof Vents, HVAC Units)
- Core Samples
- Infrared Moisture Survey
A commercial roof condition report will equip the building owner or facility manager with the proper information to make an educated decision about whether or not a roof restoration is right for them.
Silicone Roof Restoration
A Silicone Restoration Membrane (SRM) is a fluid applied silicone coating which is sprayed directly onto the existing roofing system. It is inherently durable, permanently flexible and creates a seamless, stable and energy-efficient membrane over your existing commercial roof.
Benefits of a Silicone Roof Coating:
- UV Stable
- Stands up to Ponding Water
- Energy Efficient (reflects the sun)
- Flexible & durable
- Cost-effective (saving time & labor)
Acrylic Roof Restoration
A premium grade 100% Acrylic Elastomeric roof coating is a fluid applied commercial roof coating which is sprayed directly onto the existing roofing substrate. It offers high tensile strength and combines abrasion and hail resistance.
Benefits of an Acrylic Roof Coating:
- High reflectivity
- UV Resistant
- Cost-effective (saving time & labor)
- Custom color options
- Excellent dirt pick-up resistance
Spray Foam Roof Restoration
Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) roofing is one of the more technologically advanced roofing systems available today. SPF roofing applications require a skilled technician because it is a high-density plastic roofing foam which is manufactured and spray applied on-site. Because it is UV unstable, it must be covered by a Ub stable coating.
Benefits of a Spray Foam Roof:
- Creates a seamless monolithic barrier
- Inhibits moisture vapor transmission
- Easily maintained and repaired
- Has high insulating value and increases energy efficiency of the building
How much does a commercial roof coating cost?
The average cost of a commercial roof coating in Colorado can be anywhere from $2.00 to $5.00 per square feet. There are many factors which will determine the final price, such as:
- Which product you choose
- What repairs are needed prior to the coating application
- Duration of warranty being offered & associated fees
- Power washing
- Seam repair