Roofing: STEEP SLOPE
JRC has an accomplished team of estimators, superintendents, and installers to handle your commercial roofing projects. We have experience installing many types of systems, as well as fabricating and installing custom and pre-manufactured sheet metal. Hiring a certified installer like us means you receive the quality expected with warranties to back the claim.
Asphalt shingles – The most common and least expensive roofing material in the United States, asphalt shingles are easy to install and come in variety of styles and colors, working well with many architectural styles, especially traditional suburban styles. Lightweight and fire-resistant, asphalt shingles can be installed over an existing roof. Depending on location, quality of material and installation, shingle roofs last anywhere from 25+ years for three-tab, 30+ years for architectural, and lifetime warranty for grand manor. Types of Asphalt Shingles: 3-tab, Grand Manor, and Architectural.
Wood shingles – Usually made from cedar, redwood and southern pine, wood shingles offer a natural rustic look and are environmentally friendly. Susceptible to mold and fire, however, they don’t work well in wet climates, and require treatment with a fire-resistant coating for installations in fire-prone areas. Lasting around 25 to 30 years, wood shake/shingle roofing can also be an expensive roofing material requiring professional installation and regular maintenance.
Rubber shingles – Rubber Shingles, a relative newcomer to the roofing market, rubber roofing products are durable, attractive, eco-friendly and solve many common problems of other materials. Rubber shingles resist exposure to hail, heat, wind, rain, and snow as well as rotting, cracking, mold, discoloration and moisture absorption. They are made as shingles and shakes that come in a variety of colors and textures.
Metal roofing tiles are available that look a lot like other roofing tiles, including clay and slate tiles. The metal is given an acrylic coating that helps to protect it further, while also enhancing the look of the roof. Look for curved metal tiles that mimic traditional ceramic clay roofs, as well as textured metal tiles that can give you a range of different appearances. Metal tiles are much thicker than asphalt shingles, but are much lighter in weight than slate or concrete tiles, which makes them a good alternative for businesses that like the look of stone, but don’t want to reinforce their roof decks.
Clay tiles have long been a popular option for roofs around the country. Clay tiles are fireproof and fairly durable, requiring fewer repairs or replacements than asphalt roofs. Traditionally, clay roofs came in one color – terracotta – and were used on Spanish and Southwestern style homes almost exclusively. Newer ceramic tile roofs, however, come in a wide range of different colors, shapes, and sizes now so they complement a greater range of homes. Look for blue, green, and yellow ceramic roofs both in traditional shapes and in newer, flatter tiles that more closely resemble slate or asphalt roofs.
Concrete tiles - For those that like the appearance of ceramic tiles, as well as their fire resistance, but who want something a little hardier and less prone to breakage when having work done on the roof, there are concrete tiles. Concrete is a mixture of sand, Portland cement, and water, and creates a very durable roofing tile. Concrete tiles most commonly resemble traditional ceramic tiles, but can be found in a variety of other styles as well, including those that look like slate. The drawback to concrete tiles is their weight; some roofs may need to be reinforced to carry the load. However, they aren’t any heavier than real slate tiles, but are much less expensive and easier to install. This makes them a viable alternative to slate for homeowners who don’t mind the weight.
Cedar shakes - A shake is typically described as a wooden shingle that is made from split logs. When these are used for covering the top of a house, the result is a shake roof. Natural wood roof shakes can be very expensive. CertainTeed manufactures premium asphalt roofing shingles such as Presidential Shake that provide the look of cedar roof shakes but with the performance of fiber glass construction. Unlike wood, these roofing shingles will not rot or decay, and they offer excellent wind and fire resistance. They typically cost a fraction of natural wood roof shakes, yet the asphalt roofing shingles replicate the shade, texture and rustic design of natural wood roof shakes.
Roofing: LOW SLOPE
Single ply Roofing has become an increasingly popular flat roof covering over the last few years. Basically, a single ply membrane roof is comprised of flexible sheets of synthetic polymer that can be divided into two main groups, thermoplastics and synthetic rubber. Due to the fact that thermoplastics can be re-heated and re-molded, they have become the number one option for many industrial roofing.
Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO) is a single-ply reflective roofing membrane made from polypropylene and ethylene-propylene rubber polymerized together. It is typically installed in a fully adhered or mechanically attached system, allowing the white membrane to remain exposed throughout the life of the roof.
Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM) is an extremely durable synthetic rubber roofing membrane (ethylene propylene diene terpolymer) widely used in low-slope buildings in the United States and worldwide. Its two primary ingredients, ethylene and propylene, are derived from oil and natural gas. EPDM is available in both black and white, and is sold a broad variety of widths, ranging from 7.5 feet to fifty feet, and in two thicknesses, 45 and 60 mils. EPDM can be installed either fully adhered, mechanically attached or ballasted, with the seams of the roofing system sealed with liquid adhesives or specially formulated tape.
There are 3 types of EPDM Installation Methods:
- Mechanically Attached Roofing System:In order to secure the single-ply membrane to the roof assembly, the membrane is attached with mechanical fasteners through both the insulation and decking material, typically at the seams.
- Adhered Roofing System:The single-ply membrane is attached to the topmost surface of the roofing assembly through the use of adhesives, without penetrating the membrane. This method secures the membrane across the entire roofing assembly.
- Ballasted Roofing System:The single-ply membrane is attached to the topmost surface of the roofing assembly are held in place by smooth, river-washed stoned or concrete pavers. This method secures the membrane across the entire roofing assembly.
Single ply Roofing has become an increasingly popular flat roof covering over the last few years. Basically, a single ply membrane roof is comprised of flexible sheets of synthetic polymer that can be divided into two main groups, thermoplastics and synthetic rubber. Due to the fact that thermoplastics can be re-heated and re-molded, they have become the number one option for many industrial roofing contractors undertaking flat roof installations.
Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) membrane roofing is also known as vinyl roofing. PVC is a type of plastic well known for its affordability along with its durability. Because of its benefits, PVC is one of the most frequently used types of plastic around. PVC material is able to be processed into a variety of products with unique performance characteristics, one of these products being modular roofing systems. PVC offers a great material to use in modular roofing in large part because of its durability. Even in harsh conditions and climates, this reliable roof membrane will hold strong. PVC Roofing is made from two layers of PVC roof material with polyester added in between the layers to act as a reinforcement. The layers in a PVC roof include additives to make the material flexible, UV stable, and to prevent curing. By adding a layer of acrylic coating to roof membrane, a PVC roof is made reflective and repellent to dust and dirt.
Green / Vegetative Roofing: A green roof or living roof is a roof of a building that is partially or completely covered with vegetation and a growing medium, planted over a waterproofing membrane. It may also include additional layers such as a root barrier and drainage and irrigation systems.
Urethane and silicone roof coating systems are being used by companies of all sizes to waterproof and cool their buildings and improve their bottom lines. The high-performance, fluid-applied Ure-A-Sil roof coating system exclusively from American WeatherStar will seamlessly repair and protect commercial flat roofs. Protection against harsh UV rays from the sun is vital to the life expectancy of flat roofs & the prevention of roof failure. Roof restoration with the Ure-A-Sil roof coating system is half the cost of roof replacement & its cool roof technology drastically reduces energy costs. Roof coating systems from American WeatherStar are 100% tax deductible the year of installation & backed with long-term warranties.