Commercial and low slope roofing in the Front Range is time sensitive. The last thing you want is to have your roof opened up with the elements coming down into your rafters. At Mile High Roofing and Gutters we will work around your schedule and the weather to make sure that your roof gets put on the right way and in a timely manner. A lot of the same issues affect commercial roofing in the Denver area as residential roofing. While the size and scope of the project is much larger the principles are the same. We give the same attention to detail in our commercial projects as we do in our residential projects to make sure everyone involved with the project is happy. Please request a free estimate for your Colorado Commercial project and the owner or a member of our senior sales staff will review your project and figure out how we can best serve you.
The National Roofing Contractor Association (NRCA) recommends that all low slope roofing has positive drainage. This is referring to the roof completely draining forty eight hours after a rain. If water is pooling up or creating small ponds forty eight hours after a rain you could have problems. The extra weight of the water can cause extra stress on the roofing deck and could even cause a roof to collapse in severe situations. Ponding can also lead to vegetation sending roots down into the membrane of your roof which can cause severe leaks and compromise your roofs water resistance.
Basic Low Slope/Commercial Roofing
A BUR roofing membrane is something that most people who have seen many commercial roofs have seen plenty of. BUR stands for Built up roofing and that is exactly what you do. There are a few different ways to construct this roof but the basics are you start out laying down a layer of bitumen (normally asphalt but sometimes it can also be a coal tar). Then you lay down a layer of ply sheet on top of the bitumen then mop more bitumen(asphalt, tar) on top of the ply. You layer the ply and the bitumen in a way that the whole roof gets covered and waterproofed with multiple layers of protection. Once the roof is built up you need to add some sort of surfacing material that will protect the asphalt from harmful UV rays.