Commercial Roofing Services in Williamsburg, VA

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VA Flat Roofers of Williamsburg, VA is a commercial roofing company serving the Hampton Roads area with excellent flat roofing services. Our licensed, bonded, and insured contractors have years of experience and specialize in commercial roofing projects. We work on all kinds of commercial projects and have repaired roofs of all types, worked on new construction projects, and investigated and fixed leaks to prevent extensive water damage. We also service and install flat roof drain and gutter systems, and perform roof inspections for insurance purposes.

We work on all kinds of commercial buildings with flat roofs in Williamsburg, VA. Each business is different and has special considerations that need to be addressed. If the aesthetics of your roof are important, you may choose metal roofing, or a specifically colored membrane roof. Businesses that produce a lot of heat – like manufacturing facilities and factories – may opt for PVC roofs since they stand up to heat better than other roofing systems. Restaurants often opt for TPO roofing membranes since they don’t break down from grease like EPDM does. Commercial buildings that have a built up roof often choose to update with modified bitumen roofing.

Roof Installation and Roof Replacement

If you need a new roof, you are probably weighing the pros and cons of various options. Each construction project is a little different, and our roofing contractors can discuss which flat roof materials and installation techniques will work best for you. The best way to install your commercial roof will depend on how much traffic your roof gets, what business you have, the weather in your area, your budget, and other preferences. For example, you may want to have a green roof, or want to apply for cool roof credits.

Fully-adhered

If you have concerns about wind, or your insurance requires a fully-adhered roof, then this method is the one for you. A fully-adhered roof involves installing a single ply membrane using adhesive over the entire surface. In many cases, fasteners and seam welding alone is enough to secure membranes to your roof. However, a fully-adhered membrane has extra ability to withstand hail and so can be chosen for this reason as well.

Ballasted

Built-up roofing is often ballasted, however, single-ply membranes like EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer) and TPO (thermoplastic polyolefin) can also be installed using ballast. This method of installation involves laying out the roofing material, and then adding rock on top. While ballasted installation is heavy and not suitable for every roof, it can be preferred for roofs that have more foot traffic, or need to be installed quickly.

Fasteners

Almost every roofing system has a method of installation involving fasteners. Single ply membrane roofs use specialty fasteners that secure the membrane in place without puncturing it. Metal roof fasteners often have a washer that prevents leaks at the screw points.

Heat-Welding/Adhesive

Seams on single-ply membrane roofing systems are usually secured in one of two ways – adhesive, or heat. Heat-welded seams are used in PVC and TPO roofs. These are made with specialty tools, and the resulting seal is weathertight, and long-lasting. The seams of EPDM, aka rubber roofing, is secured with adhesive, which is fast and easy. The sheets of modified bitumen roofs are either installed with heat, or cold with adhesive.

Roof Repairs and Maintenance

Commercial flat roofing requires unique repair and maintenance that roofing contractors that are only familiar with residential roofing may not know how to handle. Our roofing experts have worked exclusively with commercial roofs for many years and can spot problem areas and catch issues early before they turn into a leak.

Seams and Flashing

If roof seams are separating or the flashing around roof penetrations are starting to crack, it is important to fix these immediately. Openings like these allow water through and can cause extensive damage to your flat roof. Commercial roofing maintenance is well worth the price as it can prevent the need to replace large parts of your roof, prevent leaks inside your building, and even secondary problems like rotten decking and mold growth.

Gutters and Drains

Unlike sloped roofs, flat roofs can accumulate water after a rain. Ponding water means there is extra weight on your roof, can encourage algae growth, and often indicates a drainage problem. Clogged gutters and drains can cause water to back up and infiltrate the roofing material. Prevent water damage by ensuring that gutters and drains are clear of debris and functioning properly.

Free Commercial Flat Roof Inspections in Williamsburg, VA

Flat roofs should be inspected at least twice a year. We suggest hiring a commercial roofing contractor to inspect your roof in spring, fall, and after severe weather.  During the inspection, our priority is to check membrane seams for signs of deterioration, cracked and worn flashing, as well as blocked drains and gutters. After the inspection we’ll provide our advice and options for what we see that needs to be repaired, any roof maintenance that could extend the life of your roof, or if necessary, an estimate for a new roof installation.

We also recommend customers get at least three different estimates for roofing services. As a locally owned and certified roofing company, we want to stand out from the other estimates with competitive pricing for our quality services, and the most effective plan to repair whatever is causing the roof to fail. Plus, importantly, we don’t try and scare potential clients to pressure a sale. We simply offer our findings, encourage you to ask any questions you have, and there is never any obligation to use our services.

When to Replace Your Flat Roof?

As your roof reaches the end of its lifespan, the choice between repair or roof replacement becomes more difficult. When repair costs are substantial, 60% or more of the cost of a new roof, consider re-roofing because repairs are no longer cost-effective and then you can enjoy the benefits of a worry-free new roof. Exhausted and aged roofs may have lost flexibility and be susceptible to hail damage. When older roofs have failing seams, are blistering, or shrinking, soon the frequent repairs become burdensome.

While old roofs may need to be replaced, we can also see if a roof coating will treat the problems and help extend its life. Roof coatings can protect membranes from UV rays, increase their reflectivity, prevent them from drying out further, and make your roof waterproof again. This cost-effective option is a great way to take care of your roof, and save some money at the same time.

Don’t overpay for commercial roofing services – compare at least 3 estimates. VA Flat Roofers of Williamsburg carry high hopes that we’ll stand out as the most knowledgeable and fairly priced contractor for the services you need.

Contact us for a free estimate!

When you are ready to get started on your commercial roofing project, reach out to our team to get a free estimate. Williamsburg VA Roofing offers quality work on roofing maintenance, new construction projects, and re-roofing services. We also take pride in offering great customer service and having a good relationship with our customers.