Commercial Roofing Projects
Your Trusted Commercial Roofing Expert in Memphis
Pinnacle Roofing and Restoration is proud to offer a wide selection of commercial roofing services to Mid-South homes and businesses. We provide Memphis and the surrounding areas with commercial roof inspections, installations, repairs, and replacements. Our team is known for providing honest, expert services for commercial properties in Memphis, Germantown, Cordova, Collierville, and other nearby communities.
If your Memphis business is in need of roofing replacement, repair, or restoration, our quality craftsmanship has got you covered! We are able to meet the roofing needs of commercial general contractors, building owners, and property management companies across Memphis and the Mid-South.
What we offer
Pinnacle Roofing and Restoration offer and install several types of commercial roofing systems.
This includes the following:
Built-up Roofing Systems for Commercial Roofing Projects
Built-up roofing systems, or BUR for short, is among one of the most commonly installed commercial roofing systems used in America, due to its wide variety of protection purposes and classically acclaimed durability. BUR systems are made up of two central ingredients, both serving a specific and important purpose. Bitumen (asphalt or coal tars) provides the roof with waterproofing and strong adhesion, while ply sheets (“felts”) prevent the roof from tears, punctures, and other damage. These BUR surfacing elements are often coated to protect against UV radiation, early aging, and even to minimize indoor heating and cooling expenses.
Built-up roofing systems are sometimes called “tar and gravel” roofs, as they are normally comprised of the bitumen materials asphalt, coal tar, or cold-applied adhesive. However, the coating and materials used on the roof solely depend on the desired results and available budget. The two most common built-up roofs are flat Asphalt built-up, either hot or cold, and Ballasted Asphalt built-up. Asphalt built-up was at one time more popular in comparison to Ballasted, but recently, the demand for Ballasted asphalt has spiked due to its superb finish surface and its ability to deter fire.
Modified Bitumen Commercial Roofing Systems
Probably the most commonly installed commercial roofing system in the country, modified bitumen roofing enjoys a great deal of popularity due to its dual protective materials of asphalt and rubber or plastic membranes. This unique system provides top-notch defense against inclement weather, prospective punctures, and other types of external damage. Modified bitumen commercial roofing systems have an asphalt base, specifically targeting both low-slope and flat roof shapes, and are accented with modifiers that impart the system with either rubber or plastic-like features. These systems are made up of several layers, and they are generally installed as two-ply systems that must be cohered.
Modified bitumen roofing takes the form of one of two membranes, known as APP (Atactic Polypropylene) and SBS (Styrene-Butadiene-Styrene). APP usually adds a plasticized feature to asphalt. By adding just 30% of APP modifier, manufacturers are able to extend the modified asphalt by as much as 50% of its starting length. This membrane gives the system its ability to flex while still maintaining superior strength. SBS membranes are normally installed and applied either in hot masses of asphalt or in cold adhesive. They have a rubber-like property, as opposed to the plasticity provided by APP, and SBS membranes must also be coated with a layer that shields it from harmful UV rays.
Single Ply Commercial Roofing Systems
Single Ply commercial roofing systems offer a wide range of materials to select from, making it a practical choice for building owners across the country. As an industry, Single Ply Roofing recognizes three categories of single ply roofing membranes, though the two most common are referred to as thermosets and thermoplastics. These membranes can be defined by the type of polymers and other materials from which they are made.
Thermoset membranes are comprised of rubber polymers, the most prevalent being EPDM, which we often call “rubber roofing.” These membranes are a great choice for large roofs that are heavily exposed to sunlight, as their manufacturing size is perfect for decreasing seams and they are known to protect against potentially-threatening sun damage, along with other harmful chemicals that frequently reside on roofs. Thermoplastic membranes are formed from plastic polymers, usually either PVC (polyvinyl chloride) and TPO (thermoplastic polyolefin). These polymers are made pliable by adding an element we call “plasticizers.” Thermoplastic membranes give roofs extra strength and security, as they are made with a reinforcement layer either composed of polyester or fiberglass.
Roof coatings for commercial roofing projects
Whether you’ve invested in a modified bitumen, single ply, or built-up roofing system, we want to help you keep your roof in the best condition for as long as possible. By applying a roof coating, Pinnacle Roofing and Restoration is able to protect your commercial roof against multiple potential threats, ultimately saving you time, money, and constant repairs.
Roof coatings are liquid-applied roofing membranes that are designed to protect both old and newly installed roofing systems. These can elongate the lifespan of a roof by as much as 25 years. Most often, they take form of acrylic coatings, asphalt coatings, polyurethane coatings, and silicone coatings, each having a unique formula that helps its individual performance. For example, acrylic coatings may be the best option for waterproofing, while asphalt coatings are great for cold weather resistance, but they all apply high-performing layers to your commercial roof that will provide multiple forms of protection.