1. How is having the experience of an engineer beneficial for my commercial roof?
An engineer is beneficial for commercial roofing as it relates to:
• thermal design and calculations, including mechanical unit sizing
• wind uplift resistance and wind loading
• deck attachment methods when field conditions necessitate a deviation from drawings
• energy efficiency and optimization
We have the expertise to not only install your roof, but we can design the roof system that is best for your building.
Additionally, we look at the building structure to see what type of commercial roof would be best.
Our expertise and skillsets are unique to the industry for commercial roofing contractors. We believe every decision is important as it relates to your roof system and we’re confident that our approach will ensure maximum lifetime value.
We are experts in the science of roofing, and will conduct an in-depth investigative assessment on your roof system. This includes core samples, specifications and scaled, stamped, engineering drawings.
2. How do I know what commercial roof I should pick?
Roofing has evolved tremendously over the last thirty years, but still, there is no single system or technology that satisfies every situation. There are a lot of different variables to be considered before you select a roofing system – location, wind loading, building use, surroundings, exposure, foot traffic, heating/cooling requirements, and so on. Because of the complexities and consequences involved, you need to consult a roofing design professional before selecting which option is best.
Roof Technology Partners is one of the very few contractors to have a Registered Roof Consultant and engineer on staff because we believe that knowing which roofing system to install is as important as knowing how to install it.
3. How often should I have my commercial roof inspected?
Scheduling regular inspections is an easy way to avoid larger issues down the road. Cleaning gutters, checking seams, and removing debris from the roof are regular maintenance items that we recommend.
4. My roof leaks. Do I need to have it replaced completely?
Leaks can result from flashings that have come loose or a section of the roof system being damaged. A complete roof system failure, however, generally is irreversible and is a result of improper installation, choice of materials or the roof system installation is inappropriate.