Roofing Accessories & Flashings
A roof is more than just the shingles you see on the outside. To keep your roof looking beautiful and free from damage, you will want protection with the high-quality roofing accessories that are essential for a leak-free roof. If water is left to collect and pool on your roof, it will be forced to drain from the nearest hole or crack. This could very well allow water to seep into your ceiling, walls or foundation. In the colder months, this is particularly risky because if ponding water freezes, it will expand and can break up the roof’s surface, creating cracks for melted water to penetrate. Unfortunately, once this happens, you can’t turn back time, and it must be repaired.
Protection From Water
Underlayment Roof Protectant
Starter Strip Shingles
Types of Flashings
This adds protection to the joint where the sloped roof meets a vertical wall.
These are applied along the eaves underneath the roofing felt as well as along the rakes, over the roofing felt.
Consisting of a series of right-angled metal pieces, this flashing protects the areas where the roof meets a chimney, the side wall of dormers, and some skylights.
This is a W-shaped channel placed on top of the roofing felt where two roof planes meet. The roof’s finishing shingles are then applied over it.
Choosing the Right Commercial Roof Materials
There are many decisions to make when planning for roof construction on a new building, one of them being the material used. You will want to choose your commercial roofing material based on your needs, budget, and the look you desire. Below are some of the options we offer.
A very commonly used roofing material, asphalt shingles are easy to produce, making them a very affordable option. They come in various styles and color and last between 15 and 30 years.
Concrete tiles are made from sand, cement, and water, and come in a wide variety of sizes, shapes, colors, and textures. The lifespan of concrete tiles ranges from 40-60 years given proper maintenance.
Metal roofing is one of the best long term options that has a life expectancy of 50 years or more. You can choose from a variety of metal types such as copper, stainless steel, and aluminum.
This roofing material is thermoplastic, single-ply membrane, and forms a powerful, watertight bond when the seams are heat-welded. Installation methods typically include fasteners, full adhesion and heat welding. PVC last between 25-35 years.
Polymer-modified bitumen or modified bitumen (MB) sheet membranes are composed of many layers. They are generally fully adhered and installed as a two-ply roofing system. The two types of MB roofing membranes are APP polymer-modified bitumen and SBS polymer-modified bitumen. The average lifespan is 15-25 years.
Wood shake Shingles
This type of shingle is made from redwood, pine, red cedar, or cypress trees. They have a life expectancy of 20-60 years depending on the type of wood and climate.
Synthetic Composite Shingles
These shingles use the most advanced materials to build shingles that look like traditional designs but offer improved weathering and hail resistant characteristics.
EPDM is quick, clean, and inexpensive. It is a single-ply membrane that is typically applied with fasteners, adhesives and possibly balast. Highly resistant to water and heat, this synthetic rubber roofing material an excellent option for flat roofs it should last 20-35 years.
This thermoplastic, single-ply material is reinforced and offers a more durable flat roof solution than previous materials and comes highly recommended for the flat roofs of commercial buildings. Sheets of TPO are welded together with heat, creating an impenetrable surface. This material performs well at protecting your building from the elements and most chemicals. TPO has a life span of 20 to 35 years.
Liquid Applied Roofing Systems
Liquid applied roofing systems are specially designed coatings that are applied with either a roller or can be sprayed onto the roof. It is a layer thicker than paint that contains polymeric materials and white pigment to make the surface water proof, reflective, and opaque. This helps protect the underlying roofing material from degradation caused by harsh UV rays. Liquid applied systems can be the solution you need to extend your current roofs life span a few more years.
Properly Protect Your Roof
When you want your roof to be in top condition so it can protect the rest of your home or commercial building, call the experts at Bear Brothers Roofing. With over 18 years of experience in the roofing industry, we know the necessary steps to keep your roof looking and functioning at its best. Call us at 303-422-2725 to get an estimate or fill out our contact form.
1 Jackson Place,
St Charles, MO 63303