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Commercial Roofs: 3 Common Myths Debunked

If you own a business or are a property manager, it’s important to have a basic understanding of how your commercial roofing system works and what type of maintenance it needs. This will empower you to properly take care of your building’s new roof.

Commercial Roofs: 3 Common Myths Debunked

In this post, Mass-Tech Roofing and Building Co.​ debunks three common myths about commercial roofing.

Myth 1: Wrinkled Membrane Roofs Are Okay

While wrinkles on TPO or EPDM roofs aren’t considered an urgent problem, these imperfections are certainly not ideal. Wrinkles in commercial roofing are often the result of an installation error. The adhesives are supposed to prevent wrinkles, so if there are wrinkles present after installation, something was probably not done correctly.

It’s also possible that the adhesives failed — which could result in roof damage. Make sure to contact your contractor ASAP if you notice wrinkles on your roof. They should be able to identify the cause and rectify the issue.

Myth 2: All Commercial Roofs Automatically Lower Energy Bills

Not all commercial roofs are created equal. In order to contribute to lower energy costs, your roof should be a “cool roof” — meaning, it should have energy-saving features such as a reflective surface. This type of surface enables your roof to reflect the heat from the sun, reducing the heat absorbed through the roofing material. Furthermore, your roof should also be able to radiate the absorbed heat.

Myth 3: All Commercial Roofs Are Basically the Same

Commercial roofing systems come in various forms, and they are made from different materials. Your options range from traditional built-up roofing systems to single-layer membranous roofs and metal roofs. Each of these roof types has unique features and pros and cons. Your roofer can help you weigh your options so you choose the right system for your building’s needs.

Mass-Tech Roofing and Building Co.​​ is an established company dedicated to providing high-quality roofing services to residential and commercial clients. We provide an accurate roof estimate for every project so that customers know exactly where the expenses will go. Call us at (781) 826-7663 or fill out our contact form to request a free quote.

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