Commercial roofs along Lake Avenue in Pasadena or along Foothill Boulevard in Monrovia have common challenges and need proper installation to protect in all seasons.
In the San Gabriel Valley, the best roofing material for a commercial building depends on the style.
How Many Commercial Building Styles Do You See?
Variety is the operative word when it comes to commercial buildings in the northeastern part of Los Angeles County. Industrial parks are clustered near the 210 and the 605 and along Live Oak Avenue in Baldwin Park while retail stores line Lake Avenue and Myrtle Avenue in Monrovia.
Churches have traditional steep roofs and larger low slope roofs and apartment buildings and newer condos are on major streets from Arcadia to South Pasadena and Alhambra.
The best roofing material for each one depends on the type of structure.
Some commercial buildings are historical landmarks and Garvey Roofing has roofed them successfully.
Heritage Square off the 110 freeway, between downtown LA and South Pasadena is a project that Thomas Garvey completed.
It was a delicate job because the roofing material had to align with the wooden structure.
The Issue of Heat Transference
The goal for a commercial roof is the same as for a home: climate control. Keep the heat out in the summer and the heat in during the cooler winter months.
Among the best roofing materials for commercial buildings in our climate are:
TPO … a single-ply roofing membrane used for toughness and durability. If you really want to dig into the science of it then click on Hexpol.com for an in-depth understanding.
Therma Sheet…can be used as a single underlayment product and offers a more affordable means of energy efficiency to homeowners.
Heat degrades so using materials that reflect the most harmful UV rays is essential.
Staying Dry Inside
Moisture can form inside commercial buildings and it may be a result of not enough air circulating during the rainy weeks. Thomas Garvey will inspect seams and eaves to determine sources of leaks.
Drainage for Commercial Roofs
Installing a roof on a building with interior drains is a challenge for many roofing companies. See Thomas Garvey putting the finishing touches on a drain in this video clip.
No one wants the water to leak inside a building and Thomas says that when it rains his phone doesn’t ring.
The Science of Roofing
Thomas Garvey is a student of building science, taking into account the age and weight of a structure. He started roofing in the San Gabriel Valley as a teen and has been leading Garvey Roofing for over 30 years.
The company has four roofing licenses including fireproofing and general contracting.
Learn more on the company’s About page.
Roofing is a trade relying on craftsmanship.
Garvey Roofing consults with customers regarding goals, the appearance of the home or business, and what can be achieved on a budget.
The final result is a quality roof to last a lifetime or longer.
Contact Garvey Roofing for free estimates on new roof installations, roof repairs and the best types of roofing materials.