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Standard Commercial Roofing Services And What Each Service Entails

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Commercial roofing services provides a wide variety of services to commercial customers. Each service has its own set of "sub-services," too. The following commercial roofing services, and what each entails, will help you select the service or services that the roof on your commercial building currently needs.

New Roofing

Generally, this is the installation of any new roof on a new commercial building. If you are building a new commercial building from the ground up, you are going to need a new roof to top it off. In commercial roofing, this includes flat roofing, modified bitumen, glass roofing for lots of natural light, and built-up roofing with several layers of bitumen, rubber rolled materials and even gravel or sheet metal to top off the layers.

Crack Repair

Occasionally, commercial roofs get little cracks in them. That is when you call a commercial roofer to come and fill in the cracks to prevent a bigger problem. The cracks might be filled with liquid rubber and an adhesive, asphalt (if you have asphalt on the roof), and/or a clear sealant to prevent leaks and water damage. Most of these cracks are filled in a short time and left to harden in the sun.

Full Roof Repair

Cracks that are left unfilled and unfixed tend to turn into very large roofing problems. This commercial roofing service repairs the big sections of roof that are in danger of caving in and/or creating holes. The roofer is able to pull off the damaged areas and outfit these areas with supportive steel grids before laying down fresh roof. The contractor may or may not redo the entire roof, depending on the extent of the damage to the roof.

Roof Overhaul

After years and years of having the same roof on your building, it may be time to replace the roof. Usually, commercial roofs are built to last a very long time. That is good news for you, since you hardly want to pay the expense to replace the roof as often as a homeowner has to replace his/her roof.

Still, when the roof has to be overhauled, no one can be on the top-most floor of the building during construction. You will have to have a a plan in advance to that time, but at least you will also have several decades to think about it. The age of the building when you first construct it or purchase it has a lot to do with that.