If you are ready to update the roof of your business with an affordable and efficient roofing system, membranes are an excellent choice. There are several options for installing the commercial roof membrane, such as the underlayment, color of materials, and reinforcements for maintenance foot traffic. The following commercial roofing guide will help you with the installation of affordable and efficient roofing systems for your business:
Tearing Off Old Materials and Updating Underlayments—Old roofing material needs to be torn off your roof before a membrane can be installed. These materials can be asphalt, bitumen, and other commercial roofing materials. The roof decking should be exposed, and then a new layer of plywood or other underlayment materials should be installed before the roof membrane can be installed.
Adding The Right Layer of Insulation for New Roof Membranes—There are many options that you may want to consider for the insulated underlayment of roofing membranes. First, you can use a rigid insulated sheathing material as the underlayment. Another option is to have a spray foam coating applied to the roof before installing an underlayment material and the roofing membrane. Both of these options will help reinforce the roofing membrane and improve the energy efficiency of commercial buildings.
Choosing A Membrane Color For Better Energy Efficiency—There are different colors of materials that can be used for a commercial roof membrane. White or lighter-colored membranes can be used for a cool roof system in warmer climates. In areas with cooler winter weather, you may want to use more insulated underlayment materials and a darker or standard type of membrane that will help reduce heat loss during winter weather.
Reducing Wear by Reinforcing Membranes in High-Traffic Areas—There are also some areas that may get more foot traffic than others. These areas are more vulnerable to problems like tears or seams being damaged. Therefore, you may want to add an additional layer of membrane materials to reinforce areas that get heavy foot traffic due to maintenance. These can be like maintenance paths if you use a different-colored membrane for the reinforced areas, which will clearly mark the paths where people should walk.
These things will help with the installation of a commercial roofing membrane for your business. If you are ready to install an affordable and efficient roofing system, contact a commercial roofing contractor in your local area and talk to them about adding roofing membranes to your roof.