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Commercial Roofing in Louisville

Unbeatable Quality Your Company Can Depend On

No matter if you’re building a brand new commercial building or moving into a 100-year-old old facility, the roof is one of the most important structural elements of your commercial building. A roof protects your building from rain, snow, and hail. It also keeps the inside comfortable no matter what the weather is like outdoors. If you want to keep this important structure doing its job, your commercial roofing must be installed correctly, taken care of regularly, and replaced when necessary.

Commercial roofing can last for decades with proper installation and adequate maintenance. At Front Runner Roofing, we are here to help you throughout the process. We guarantee our repairs and installations are done right the first time, and we protect your investment with maintenance, check-ups, and easy repairs done quickly.


Don’t leave your roof to chance! Call our Louisville commercial roofing experts at (502) 743-4228 or fill out our online contact form today.


Signs Your Commercial Roof Needs to Be Repaired

If you have a commercial building that is getting older, it might be a good idea to check on the roof. These common problems may indicate you need a repair but can be quickly fixed before you’re faced with replacing the whole roof.

  • Moisture Problems – Anytime your roof is not absolutely watertight, you are susceptible to moisture damage. This can be caused by storms, snow, or high humidity. If you have noticed any water stains on ceilings or an increase in insect or rodent problems that could mean water is getting in through the roof, and coming into the walls through the insulation. This means it is time to call for a commercial roofing repair as soon as possible.
  • Climbing Energy Bills – If you notice your electric bills in the summer are increasing, it could be due to your roof. When your roof loses reflectivity, your cooling system must work harder to maintain comfortable temperatures. In Louisville, KY this could be a huge drain on your budget during the hot summer months.
  • Bubbles – This one is difficult to see from the ground, but if you have the ability to safely get on top of the roof, you can check for bubbles. These are caused by moisture coming up under the top level of your roofing material. A few bubbles are OK but the more bubbles, the sooner you need commercial roof repair.
  • Sagging – While bubbles indicate a problem on the top surface of your roof, sagging or low spots indicate a problem below the surface. There could be several root causes, it may be previous ponding that compressed the roof insulation, or a problem with the roof deck joint. Either way, a sag in your roof is a good reason to call for a repair.
  • Open Seams – Any time you see seams starting to open up, that leaves you susceptible to water damage. Any time there is a crack or an open seam, water will find its way in. Any time you find a seam that is not sealed, it’s time to call for a repair.
  • Clogged Drains – During the next Louisville rainstorm, look at your exterior downspouts. If your downspouts aren’t running off adequately, you likely have clogged drains and therefore ponding on the top of your roof. These are strong signs you need commercial roofing repair. Leaving water ponding on the roof will only lead to bigger problems.
  • Damaged Roof Membrane – This is the easiest way to tell if there’s major irreparable damage to the roof. Strong winds or storm damage in Louisville, KY will eventually cause severe uplifting on your roof membrane. Look carefully at any parts of the roof that are lifting. If 25% or more of the roof is lifted, or if you actually see large bald spots, it’s time to consider a roof replacement. 

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Types of Commercial Roofs Front Runner Roofing Offers

TPO Roofing (Thermoplastic Polyolefin)

Thermoplastic Polyolefin is one of the fastest-growing commercial roofing systems on the market. A TPO roofing system is a single-ply roofing membrane made up of a single layer of synthetics that can be used to cover flat roofs. These are popular because the surface is naturally reflective. Additionally, they are easier to install and more reliable than other materials.

TPO membranes are manufactured in sheets that are 10, 12, or 20 feet wide. The sheets are manufactured off-site and then rolled and transferred to the work site for installation. Today, about 40% of commercial roofing installations are TPO.

EPDM Roofing (synthetic rubber)

EPDM is an extremely durable synthetic rubber roofing material. It is used worldwide and is one of the most popular flat roof systems. It’s widely used because it is sold in a variety of widths and thicknesses to meet your needs and is the most durable material on the market. In fact, EPDM rubber roofing has the industry’s longest single-ply average lifespan of 25-30 years. It can be used on a variety of roofing shapes and slopes and has a very high resistance to wind, hail, UV radiation, and extreme temperatures.

Modified Bitumen Roofing

Modified Bitumen (MB) roofing is a 5-layer asphalt-based material that is best for low-slope or flat roof structures. This material originated in Europe and has been used successfully in the United States and Canada since approximately 1975 and is now one of the most trusted flat roofing systems used in the industry today. Modified Bitumen can withstand harsh exposure and extreme temperatures.

Metal Roofing

Metal roofing is still a very popular option in the commercial roofing industry because of its longevity and durability. In addition, it’s super lightweight which makes it easy to install and repair. Metal roofs are environmentally friendly and available in many styles and colors. They are often more aesthetically pleasing than other commercial roofing styles, making them a beautiful option.

Our Customers Say It Best!

    “I was just so impressed with these guys. First of all, they answer the phone! Or, on the rare occasion that they couldn’t, they returned the call very quickly. Through every aspect of working with them they were highly responsive. When it came time to put the new roof on they were in and out all in the same day – and they totally cleaned up the mess. I couldn’t even tell that they had been there. Pricing was very fair, and Mick was just a real joy to work with. He is very calm-mannered – no hyped-up salesman here. He explained everything to us thoroughly and we were just really impressed with the quality of the job. Quality materials, quality workmanship, responsive in their communications, just a really solid crew. Great job Front Runner Roofing! You’re top-notch”

    Doug F.

FAQs About Commercial Roofs

How long should a commercial roof last?

The typical lifespan of a commercial roof is between 10 to 40 years. This varies based on the materials used, the quality of the installation, and how often it is maintained. By type, the longest lifespan is typically a metal roof at between 30-45 years.

How do I know which type of commercial roof is best for my business?

Because there are so many commercial roofing options available, the best way to determine what’s best for your building is to consult with one of our commercial roofing experts. Our roofing experts will work with you to determine the best roofing system for your facility based on climate, energy costs, and facility needs.

How often should I get my commercial roof inspected?

We recommend inspecting your roof twice a year, but once a year at a minimum without fail. It’s best to schedule this in the spring and the fall before you enter the heat of summer or freezing winters. This allows the roofing company to prepare the roof for the next season, and avoid any mid-season emergencies. Following a strict inspection and maintenance program can prevent major problems and irreparable damage to the interior of your building.

Here at Front Runner Roofing, we understand how important your business is to you. We are committed to providing your company with the quality commercial roofing services in Louisville that you need to continue serving the same community that we do!


Schedule your free estimate by calling us at (502) 743-4228 today.


 

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