Although summer heat is bearing down on roofs across the San Gabriel Valley, we’re also getting closer to our annual upcoming rainy season. How’s your commercial roof holding up?
Garvey Roofing installs and repairs roofs for all seasons and you might think that the roof for your commercial building along the 210 freeway or your apartments in South Pasadena are fine. After all, we didn’t have much rain this past winter.
The sun’s rays gradually degrade roofs and seams if they’re not properly sealed. And if interior drains aren’t properly sealed then you’re going to have leaks when it does rain.
One season of the year leading into another will affect your roof.
Let’s look at tried and true roofing materials for commercial roofs.
An inspection gets us started.
Questions to Ask About Your Commercial Roof
Is water pooling anywhere on your roof?
Are HVAC vents and all protrusions properly sealed?
If you have an interior drain, have you had problems with it?
How old is your current roofing material?
Best Commercial Roofing Materials and Techniques
Check out a video of Thomas Garvey sealing an interior drain. It’s one of the proven roofing techniques that he’s used during his 30 years plus of leading Garvey Roofing.
This highlights the importance of proper sealing for interior drains.
Other roofing systems are:
TPO, a single-ply roofing membrane and one of the most popular roofing materials for commercial roofs on the market. It’s been widely used for the past 20 years and resists heat and the sun’s UV rays. It has excellent seam strength.
Therma Sheet, is another roofing material that reduces heat transference so your inside stays temperate while the hottest summer sun stays out and your heat in winter stays in. This is an excellent radiant barrier for commercial roofs with shingles like church roofs around Arcadia, Temple City, and San Gabriel.
Perhaps your roof needs a white coating to reflect the sun. Garvey Roofing uses asbestos-free Henry’s White Roof Coating.
Something New: Live Roofs
Want to get creative with your roof? How about adding some green and making it a live roof?
Trusted roofing manufacturer GAF outlines a six-step process for creating a live roof using plants that are proven to remain healthy and vibrant in a rooftop environment.
Great for office buildings like those out Grand Avenue off the 10 freeway and hotels like the San Gabriel Hilton.
Thomas Garvey likes a challenge since he takes a “building science” approach to commercial and residential roofing projects. He knows the importance of ventilation and how the right roofing materials will work best with your structure.
About Garvey Roofing
A roof is part of a system to maintain your property’s value. Thomas Garvey knows how systems work. He started roofing as a teenager and worked as a mechanic on aircraft carriers in the service before running Garvey Roofing for the past few decades.
Garvey Roofing holds four licenses including general contracting to serve customers the best.
Contact the office for questions about your roof.
All estimates are free and Thomas Garvey makes a guarantee that’s unique in the industry: he backs all labor and materials so the building owner doesn’t have to go to the manufacturer.
It’s also peace of mind. As Thomas says, “When it rains, my phone doesn’t ring.”