Liability insurance is a necessity for every professional construction contractor. This is especially true for the roofing contractor. Roof work involves a high risk to people as well as potential damage to equipment and property inside the building itself. Liability insurance is important to protect yourself and your business as well as your customer’s interests.
A Comprehensive General Liability or Manufacturer’s and Contractor’s policy is needed, including both premises and completed operations coverage.
Premises-Operations coverage applies to property damage and/or personal injury to others that might arise during a roofing application. An example would be the overspray of a cool roof coating onto a parked car, or equipment falling from the roof and injuring a pedestrian below.
Completed Operations coverage applies to property damage or personal injury to others, which could occur as a result of the roofing application after the job has been completed (the policy is kept effective through the term of the warranty).
Acquiring and Maintaining Your Insurance
When acquiring insurance, choose a reputable agent who has previously written policies for roofers, contractors and those in the construction industry and will better understand your needs.
Maintaining your insurance is important. You should keep your policy in effect through the time period of warranties you issue. For example: if you plan to retire from roofing tomorrow, but completed and issued a five-year warranty on a job today, you should keep your insurance policy in effect for the full time period of the warranty.
The amount of insurance coverage needed to protect your business should be assessed on an individual basis. The minimum limits of liability that we suggest are $500,000 Bodily injury, $500,000 Property Damage. Yet, these limits may be grossly inadequate if you take on a large job or a job in which the building’s contents are extremely valuable (example: roofing over computers or other sensitive equipment).
Points Worth Mentioning to Your Insurance Agent
The following points may help your agent better understand your needs as a Conklin coatings and single-ply applicator, resulting in better insurance protection.
Conklin roofing systems go on cold and can be applied with a brush or roller. If sprayed, this is normally performed with an airless sprayer. No hot material or open flames.
Hy-Crown is a Hypalon single-ply roofing membrane and Flexion is a CPA single-ply roofing membrane which are, in most cases, mechanically fastened to the roof deck.
Some tools are so fundamental to the roofing industry that they should be included in every roof contractor’s inventory. Following is a roofing tools list of basic equipment, commercial roofing tools, and the special items required to perform certain tasks.
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Ladder (30’ to 40’) – used for access to the roof. Choose the most stable, heavy-duty model you can find. Do not skimp on safety for you or your employees.
Hard hats – head protection generally required when working on new construction. Many industries require that hard hats be worn by crew in all plant manufacturing areas. Ensure the hard hat is OSHA approved.
Soft-soled, steel-toed shoes – should be worn to provide maximum traction on the commercial roof, protect your feet, and prevent damage to the newly-installed roofing system.
Caulking guns – required to dispense caulk from tubes. A high-quality caulking gun such as one made by COX or Albion will speed your project and add more money to your pocket.
Paint brushes – used to apply bulk caulk and coating in detail areas.
Electric or cordless drill and assorted drill bits and drivers – used to drill holes in concrete, metal, etc., for securing blockings. May also be used to install screws and fasteners as needed. Mixing attachment is needed to agitate products before application. Helpful hint: Make sure the extra battery for your unit is also charged.
Pop-rivet gun – used in the attachment of sheet metal work.
Wheelbarrow – used in carting aggregate, debris, roofing materials, etc., across the roof.
Scissors – used to cut fabric. Long-bladed fabric shears work best.
General tool kit – should include hammers, mallets, hacksaw, screwdrivers, chisels, punches and an assortment of wrenches. A coring tool for taking cores and roof samples, a black sharpie pen, utility knife, gasoline or other cleaner and baggies to keep the samples separated. You should also have a box of baggies for samples that may need to be taken.
Roof hoist – extremely helpful in raising and lowering equipment and supplies from roof deck.
Bunghole mixer – mixing blade attachment for electric drill.
Core-cutter – Designed to cut a 2” hold in a built-up roof (BUR) for the purpose of determining the composition of the roof and deck.
Moisture Detection Tools
In determining the soundness and dryness of a roof surface and underlying insulation, a device such as a Delmhorst meter is indispensable. These meters measure the moisture content of roofing materials.
Optical Comparator – The optical comparator is a magnifying eyepiece with a measuring scale on one end, used for determining the thickness of a coating sample. The reticle (measuring scale) is placed against the edge of the sample. The eyepiece is then focused to read the thickness to the nearest mil. It is essential that a very sharp cutting instrument such as a razor blade be used in trimming the sample edge for optimum accuracy. FineScale reticle number 121 is recommended for use with the optical comparator in this procedure.
Roof Cleaning Equipment
The commercial roofing tools and equipment listed below are needed for proper preparation:
Stiff bristled hand broom – used for sweeping gravel and loose debris from the roof surface.
Power broom – large motorized rotary brush used for thorough sweeping of large commercial roof areas. It weighs 400 to 500 pounds and requires use of a roof hoist.
Spud bar (hand) – a long-handled, flat-bladed device used in much the same manner as an ice scraper for chipping and loosening embedded gravel.
Power spudder – a motorized device which looks like a rotary lawn mower with steel blades. It removes embedded gravel quickly and completely. It weighs 300 to 400 pounds and requires use of a roof hoist.
Garden hose with nozzle – used in conjunction with a hand or power broom for washing and scrubbing the substrate to remove all adhered or embedded dirt and contaminants.
Shovel – used for removing aggregate and debris from the roof surface. Choose a sturdy industrial model.
High pressure washer – machine to disperse water at very high pressure; used for water-blasting embedded dirt and poorly-adhered material from the roof surface.
Vacuum/Hydrovac – Vacuum is a large truck or trailer mounted vacuum cleaner utilizing long, flexible hoses to vacuum loose aggregate from the roof surface. Note: Due to high equipment cost, this procedure is usually subcontracted. Hydrovac is an advanced vacuum which simultaneously vacuums loose material while washing and scrubbing the commercial roof with a rotating steel power broom and water spray attachment. The power broom and water serve to scrub the surface and flush out embedded dirt, which is then vacuumed away. This is a superior cleaning system, which does not introduce an excessive amount of water onto the roof, thereby avoiding delays due to a damp substrate.
Backpack blower – a lightweight, motorized air blower which is strapped to the worker’s back, freeing the hands to use the flexible hose to blow loose debris from the roof surface.
Air compressor – a large air compressor usually powered by a gasoline/diesel engine capable of producing a minimum air pressure of 100 psi with a minimum volume of 100 cfm. This high air pressure is used to blast loose material and debris from the roof surface.
Trash chute – can be purchased or constructed from plywood and 2”x4” lumber. It is used to safely lower trash and debris from the rooftop to the truck or dumpster.
Dumpster or truck – a dumpster, which can be rented, or a truck, which can be rented or purchased, is required when removing a significant amount of material from a roof.
Paint type roller – 9” or 18” paint roller frame utilizing 1” or 1 ¼” nap rollers. These may be used to apply Conklin Roofing Systems.
Large paint pan – for use with rollers.
Airless sprayer – used for applying liquid coating to the roof surface. It can be used for application of all Conklin liquid-applied roof coatings. The specifications for this sprayer are:
Capacity – Interior paints – minimum of one gallon per minute (1 gpm)
Roof Coatings – minimum of two gallons per minute (2 gpm)
Nozzle or tip size – commonly .031 to .034
Set-up and use of this equipment should be accomplished in accordance with manufacturer’s directions.
Seam roller – a small hand-held roller, usually silicone free, used to press or roll the Hy-Crown seams together during the welding process.
Hot air gun – the electric hot air gun is used to heat weld single ply systems:
SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE STEINEL HG2300 Heating Gun:
Voltage: 120 V
Output: 1750 W
Max Temp: 1250 degrees F/700 degrees C
Max Air Flow: 15.4 cfm
Air Pressure: 3,000 Pa
Motor: Brushless/5,000 hours +
Roof Removal Equipment
Spud bar (hand) – a long-handled, flat-bladed device used in much the same manner as an ice scraper for chipping and loosening embedded aggregate and for cutting built-up roof into sections for removal
Power roof cutter – a gasoline engine-powered cutter, which is used for cutting existing roofing material into small sections for easier removal. Weighs 100 to 400 pounds and requires use of a roof hoist or an Enforcer that is a walk-behind power machine that will essentially remove the top part of the coating or system.
Pry-bar – a long-handled metal bar used for prying up sections of a built-up roof. A spud bar may also be used for this purpose.
Shovels – used for removing loose debris from the roof.
Roof hatchet – used for cutting existing roofing materials such as built-up roofs into small sections for easier removal.
Hand broom – used for sweeping gravel and loose debris from the roof surface.
Linoleum-type knife – a stiff, short-bladed knife for cutting asphalt material such as built-up roofs, rolled roofing, etc.
Changes in Traditional Materials For many years, traditional built-up roofs, composed of layers of roofing felts and bitumen, were the mainstay of the roofing industry.
During the energy crisis of the early 1970s and recent energy concerns, the material used in built-up roofs declined in quality. During refining, more of the petroleum-based chemicals used in asphalts were extracted for use in gasoline and other more profitable items. The content of roofing felts also changed. Felts originally contained natural rag for strength and flexibility. But today, felts contain synthetic fabric and fibers, lowering the performance standard.
Changes in Performance Expectations Today, it has become common practice to increase insulation thickness to reduce heat flow. With substantial insulation as part of most roofing systems, increased thermal stresses due to membrane heat gain, expansion rates and compatibility are placed on the built-up roof.
Emergence of Liquid-Applied and Single Ply Systems As a result of changes and performance related issues with built-up roofs, new options became prominent in the market. One new option that has drawn considerable attention is the liquid-applied system – like those developed by Conklin. Seamless, lightweight and highly reflective, liquid-applied membranes have gained momentum and are the product of choice among building professionals. Architects, after years of specifying only traditional built-up roofs, are more receptive to new systems and techniques. Single Ply membranes have also become another choice for many commercial projects due to their ease of application, various methods of attachment, durability and relatively low cost.
Roofing Design: An Overview To the roofer, the basic design of a roof is the first factor that comes into play. The roof design is important because it either implies a system that successfully handles the demands placed on it, or one that chronically fails. Most architects and engineers rely on the advice of a select few local roofing professionals when designing buildings. This assures that the design of the roof is executable.
Ideally, each roof design reflects a team approach with the roofer, architect and general contractor working to develop a viable system. Because of the technology and skills unique to each profession, all three parties have input in the final design.
The History of Drainage Problems In the early 1920s, American architecture became strongly influenced by the Bauhaus School of Design in Germany. This concept called for sleek, severe lines topped with a flat or minimally-sloped roof. While this concept is still popular among designers today, it is considerably less popular with roofers and contractors.
It is a simple fact that this type of roof invites piled-up snow or standing water, placing a tremendous dead load on the roof. If not corrected, the resulting strain can eventually cause the failure of the roof membrane or even the collapse of the entire structure.
When the roofer’s desire for adequate drainage and the designer’s creative concepts are in conflict, it is vital that the roofer find a way to ensure water is shed quickly and completely from the roof. Some of the many ways roofers can accomplish this are described later in the Surface Preparation section.
Industry Standards To solve the perennial drainage problem, the Army Corps of Engineers, Building Officials and Code Administrators, the Department of the Navy, the National Roofing Contractors Association and other roofing organizations have recently endorsed several important recommendations:
A minimum standard of ¼” slope per linear foot of roof.
The installation of interior drains. Due to the occurrence of ice damming in freezing climates, scuppers (openings in the exterior wall) are no longer advised. By preventing drainage and causing water to pond, they can create unnecessary or even dangerous dead loads.
The use of expansion joints, when the decking direction changes.
Other industry standards concerning roof drainage are:
There should be two drains on every section of roof – in case one becomes clogged.
Drains should be no more than seventy-five feet apart.
There should be one square inch of drain for every one hundred square feet of roof.
An adequate slope results in water being directed as quickly and efficiently as possible toward the roof’s drainage system. If a crown or peak is designed into the center of the roof, any scuppers should be spaced evenly around the perimeter to drain the water. Interior drains, incorporating a slope in the central areas of a roof, are also a good way to increase drainage.
One of the best ways to meet all these criteria is for the designer to slop the frame during construction. Other alternatives include spray-in-place polyurethane foam, lightweight insulating concrete and tapered boardstock insulation – all of which can add slope and create a layer of insulation. However, there is a point at which this layering technique ceases to be practical. Due to the multiplier effect of low-density insulating materials, too many layers eventually create an unsound deck.
Professional Associations There are a number of sources of information that provide the knowledge and training to start you on your way as a roofing contractor. Through seminars, magazines, newsletters and conventions, they promote the exchange of ideas and technology among members with the goal of nurturing a healthy economic climate for roofing and construction, and fair standards for labor, workmanship and pay.
NRCA The oldest and best known of these organizations is the National Roofing Contractors Associations (NRCA). With a membership of over 2,900 contracting groups, representing all fifty states plus twenty-eight foreign countries, the NRCA is dedicated to the advancement of the roofing industry and serves contractors engaged in the installation of roof decks, coatings, and waterproofing materials. A variety of programs are offered to members, including trade publications, educational seminars, management conferences, safety reports, insurance, technical information and a national convention/tradeshow each February. Membership in the NRCA can be very advantageous to Conklin contractors and is highly recommended.
O’Hare International Center
10255 W. Higgins Rd, Suite 600
Rosemont, IL 60018-5607
Phone: (847) 299-9070
Fax: (847) 299-1193
RIEI The Roofing Industry Educational Institute (RIEI) provides objective and current technological information about quality roof design, materials and applications.
10255 W. Higgins Rd, Suite 600
Rosemont, IL 60018-5607
Phone: (847) 299-9070
Fax: (847) 299-1183
SPRI The Single Ply Roofing Institute (SPRI) is another nonprofit organization founded in 1982, comprised of manufacturers and marketers of sheet-applied membrane roofing systems.
77 Rumford Ave, Suite 3B
Waltham, MA 02453-3872
Phone: (781) 647-7026
Fax: (781) 647-7222
Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA) is a national trade organization which focuses on key issues and events in the spray-applied urethane foam industry. The SPFA holds an annual convention in February to keep foam contractors abreast of technology and other matters if interest. Membership is open to all interested parties.
4400 Fair Lakes Court, Suite 105
Arlington, VA 22033-3801
Phone: (800) 523-6154
Fax: (703) 222-5816
Western States Roofing Contractors Association The Western States Roofing Contractors Association (WSRCA) has been shaping the western states’ roofing profession since 1974. Their 800 members are educated, professional, roofing contractors and industry related associate members including manufacturers, distributors, architects, consultants, engineers and various other segments of the roofing and waterproofing industry, who are committed to providing the highest quality service to customers.
1098 Foster City Boulevard, Suite 204
Foster City, CA 94404-2300
Phone: (650) 570-5441
Fax: (650) 570-5460
Midwest Roofing Contractors Association The Midwest Roofing Contractors Association (MRCA) is an association of roofing contractors who have joined together to develop and administer programs and services that help member companies build their business and save them money, while continually working to improve the roofing industry.
4840 Bob Billings Pkwy, Suite 1000
Lawrence, KS 66049
Phone: (800) 497-6722
Fax: (785) 843-7555
Other organizations or importance to new contractors include the local Better Business Bureau and the Small Business Administration, whose purpose is to assist in financing and advertising start-up businesses and to oversee the successful operation of existing small businesses.
Here at Choice Roof Contractor Group, we are always looking for ways to help anyone who owns or manages a piece of commercial real estate. Commercial roofs will require some regular routine maintenance, and there are times when they will need repair work or replacement. This leaves commercial real estate owners looking for local roofing contractors who can successfully repair, replace or maintain their roofs. Commercial property is an investment, and a good leak-free roof helps to protect this investment.
We have assembled a nationwide team of experienced roofing contractors, and we have made it super easy for any commercial real estate owner to find and locate these highly trained commercial roofing specialists in their area. We are proud to introduce our easy to use interactive roofing contractor map. It gives commercial building owners a bird’s eye view of the entire United States. From Florida to Washington and from California to Maine, there is an experienced local commercial roofing company within our network.
Commercial property owners can search by city, state or zip. It is as simple as clicking on the contractor closest to you. From there, you can contact the Choice Roof Contractor by either phone or a contact form. Now it is easier than ever to locate an experienced commercial roofing contractor in your area.
What Type of Commercial Roofs Do You Service?
Our nationwide group of contractors perform repairs and restore every single type of commercial roof that exists including:
● Metal roofs
● Flat roofs
● Slate roofs
● Low slope roofs
● Built-up or BUR
● Asphalt both rolled and shingle
● EPDM rubber roofs
● Hot tar and gravel
● Thermoplastic TPO
Every type of commercial roof is covered!
Why Choose a Choice Roof Contractor?
All of our members use Conklin roofing products not because they have to, but because Conklin roofing products are the best within the entire commercial roofing industry. Conklin has been leading the roofing industry for over 40+ years when they introduced their first commercial roofing products way back in 1977. Since then, Conklin roofing products have been applied to over 2 billion square feet of roof.
The Conklin Benefit
Conklin roofing products offer several great benefits that are very difficult to ignore. A Conklin roof coating can extend the life of an existing commercial roof system by as long as 20 years with just one application, and our members back this with up to a 20-year, non-prorated guarantee. There is no need for expensive roof replacement or costly tear-off expenses!
Conklin roofing products are also ENERGY STAR® compliant. This means that Conklin roofing products have met or exceeded the strict standards put in place by the Environmental Protection Agency for energy conservation.
Conklin roofing products are leading the industry in energy efficiency. They have been labeled “cool roof” systems because they reflect as much as 85% of the sun’s heat from the roof. This can reduce the temperature of a roof by as much as 90 degrees. A cooler roof can equate to massive energy savings. In fact, the entire roof can pay for itself in as little as 7 years’ time!
Finding a trusted commercial roofing contractor in your area is no longer a problem. Our new interactive map will help you find the right local roofer for the job in a matter of seconds! To access our map, click “Find a Local Contractor” on the top-right corner of any page, or visit https://www.choiceroofcontractors.com/find-a-commercial-roof-contractor.
Most commercial buildings have the same thing in common. Most have roofs that are starting to show signs of premature wear. The first and most obvious symptom would be a leaky roof. In the United States alone, there are billions of square feet of metal roofing, and a very good percentage of these metal roofs are leaking. In some cases the leaking becomes a constant battle that the property owner faces.
Why Does This Happen?
If you have been through this already, then you may be wondering why metal roofs keep leaking. It is not a design flaw. Most metal roofs leak because of temperature fluctuations. You may not know this, but on a sunny day the temperature of your average metal roof can easily be 100 degrees hotter than it is outside. When the sun sets, the roof starts to cool down. All of these temperature changes can cause the roof material to expand and contract. The expanding and contracting causes gaps in the roof, and it puts a huge strain on the seams and fasteners. This is the number one reason why commercial metal roofing starts to leak.
What Can You Do About It?
It may seem like the most obvious thing to do would be to replace the entire roof and just start over. This would fix the leaky roof problem for a little while, but the roof problems could quite possibly come back in a few years. A Conklin roof coating will allow you to fix a leaky roof, lower your energy costs and avoid replacing your roof. All of this can be done for a lot less than your traditional roof replacement.
Why spend more money replacing your roof? 40+ years ago this may have been your only option, but the times have changed. Conklin roofing products have been put to the test. There is currently over 2 billion square feet of roofing being protected by Conklin elastomeric roofing materials. These roofs are not leaking, and their cool white coating is saving property owners thousands of dollars in energy costs every year. Don’t battle a leaky metal roof any longer. Cover your roof with a Conklin cool roof and start saving money today.
The pressure is on for business owners to start going “green.” It seems that everywhere you look, people are making the smart decision to start thinking green. Business owners may even feel like they have more of a responsibility to make some changes to their business.
Certifications and Approvals
Underwriters Laboratory (UL)
US Green Building Council
Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC)
Going green has several great benefits that every business owner will enjoy. Not only are green choices better for the environment, but they are also a great way to reduce energy costs. Business owners who own commercial properties have an easy way to go green. All they have to do is look up!
Conklin Cool Roof Systems
There has never been an easier way to go green than with a Conklin cool roof system. The first and most notable difference in a Conklin cool roof coating is the color. Conklin roof coatings are white. The color white reflects heat. Therefore a Conklin roof system will reflect the heat from the sun away from the roof. This can have a huge impact on energy costs. It can and will lower energy costs the moment the roofing system is applied. In some cases roof temperatures can be reduced by as much as 100 degrees. Just think of how this would impact the energy costs of a business. A business that can significantly lower their energy costs will be operating in a more efficient and green manner.
A second strong benefit is that the Conklin roofing systems can extend the life of an existing roof for decades, eliminating tear-off costs and landfill disposal. A thick elastomeric roof coating is applied on top of the current roof surface after a thorough power washing with WAC II® for strong adhesion and leak-proof results.
Recognized by the EPA
Don’t take our word for it. Conklin’s cool roof systems are ENERGY STAR® compliant as recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency. The ENERGY STAR program has helped countless business owners all over the country make the green choice by highlighting products that help reduce energy consumption. Business owners, architects and contractors have come to rely on ENERGY STAR ratings to help them decide which materials would make the best choice for keeping energy costs down. Conklin’s white roofing systems are white on the outside, but they are an excellent green choice!
Conklin® has numerous great roofing products that can help extend the life of a commercial roofing system. One of the premier roofing systems is called Rapid Roof III, and it lives up to its name. It allows contractors to quickly apply an entire roof coating that adds years of added protection to the roof in order to save the building owner money without effecting long-term durability. Let’s take a closer look at this great roofing product.
The Basics of Rapid Roof III
Rapid Roof III is an elastomeric, acrylic, monolithic roof coating, but what does all that mean exactly? Let’s look at each word a little closer to find out. Elastomeric refers to the Rapid Roof’s unique elastic like ability. The material can expand and contract during heat fluctuations. Acrylic refers to a product that is made from polymers or acrylates. Monolithic means that the roofing system is large, powerful and uniform.
Rapid Roof III comes in three colors. It can be applied in bright white for maximum efficiency, light tan, or light gray. All three color choices help to actively reflect light away from the roof. This helps keep energy costs down, and helps keep the entire building cooler.
Rapid Roof III has been designed to create a waterproof coating on metal roofs, membrane roofs, spray polyurethane foam, and Conklin’s Fabric Reinforced System.
Some Technical Specifications
Rapid Roof III is an ENERGY STAR® rated product as approved by the US Department of Energy. It has a UL-790 Class A fire rating, and it has been approved by the Cool Roof Ratings Council (CRRC).
One gallon of Rapid Roof III will cover 100 square feet of roofing, but the roof can’t be below 40 degrees during application; however, a separate Conklin coating can be used in cooler temperatures. Inclement weather must be avoided as well. It takes approximately 2-8 hours for Rapid Roof III to properly dry.
Rapid Roof III can reflect up to 85% of the sun’s solar energy. This is what makes Rapid Roof III such a great product for commercial roofs. It helps reduce the heat of the roof which results in energy savings.
It is easy to see why Conklin’s Rapid Roof III is becoming one of the most popular choices for contractors and roofing companies all over the United States. When you engage a Choice Roof Contractor, you get access to this superior roofing system as well as all other industry-trusted Conklin products.
All Star Roofing has joined our nationwide network. The Choice Roof Contractor Group continues to expand, and today we announce the addition of another top-class roofing contractor. Mahlon Lee of Trout Creek, MT, a veteran commercial roof contractor who owns He provides specialized services in the areas of commercial roofing flat roof repair, energy efficient roofing, and others. This symbiotic association between Choice Roof Contractor Group and the expert roofing contractor will have a big impact on the state of Montana.
Mahlon Lee has joined the brigade of contractors, who became a part of the Choice Roof Contractor Group in order to avail the many benefits that its members enjoy. The contractors who join our network get an opportunity to take their business to new heights by offering best-in-class commercial roofing systems. They also get to enhance their skills and credibility through Conklin® roof systems training and Choice Roof Contractor Group™ certification. Contractors are able to boost their profit margins, because they get all Conklin Roofing Systems at wholesale prices.
Contractors also get access to a support system encompassing various facets such as expert sales coaching, nationwide positive reputation, solutions to all questions facing the company’s development, and comprehensive support from top roof contractors. However, the biggest benefit of becoming a part of the choice roof contractor group is that you get access to priority service from Top Roof Marketing, a premier company offering specialized marketing services to the commercial roof contractors.
Choice Roof Contractor Group chose to partner with Top Roof Marketing for all advertising and marketing activities due to their experience and expertise in offering first-rate solutions to the commercial roofing industry.
Top Roof Marketing excels in various aspects of lead generation and conversion for the commercial roofing niche. With the help of their expert services, contractors can push their sales through the roof. Contractors get to focus their efforts on doing what they know best, and leave lead generation and other marketing activities to the experts.
Becoming a part of the Choice Roof Contractor Group offers a myriad of benefits and opens a whole new world of business opportunities to contractors like Mahlon Lee. If you are a commercial roof contractor looking to send your business soaring, its time you join Choice Roof Contractor Group, and among other benefits avail expert services of Top Roof Marketing.
It is no secret that business owners all over the country are looking for ways to save money. This is how business works. Any money that is being saved can be easily reinvested into the business and the business can continue to grow. What many business owners may not realize is that there is a very simple way to save a large amount of money every year, and it is sitting right above their heads. A simple change to your average commercial roof can add up to a huge amount of savings in a rather short amount of time.
Conklin’s Cool Roof System
Many commercial roofing systems consist of a flat roof with tar and rocks. These roofs get hot very quickly and they make it difficult on a building’s air conditioning system. Conklin’s cool roof systems, which we install all over the country, can change all of this. With one application, the entire roof temperature can be drastically reduced. This removes the unnecessary load on the air conditioning or refrigeration systems in commercial buildings and massively reduces energy costs! This is exactly what every single business owner wants and needs.
Extending Roof Life
Lower energy costs are not the only extremely valuable asset that Conklin roofing products bring to the table. A Conklin elastomeric roofing system can extend the life of a commercial roof by as much as 20 years. Business owners will no longer be facing costly roof repairs on an annual basis.
Once the coating is applied, the protection starts immediately. The unique roofing materials will coat the entire roof and prevent any leaks from starting. The roof also has the ability to expand and contract as temperatures outside start to fluctuate. Leaks are always a problem when this happens with traditional roofing systems. Gaps form and leaks start. Once the leaks start, it is a never ending battle trying to stop them from spreading throughout the entire building and causing excessive structural damage.
Saving money is all part of smart business. Who knew that saving a significant amount of money on annual commercial building energy costs was right above your head. A Conklin roofing system is the answer!
At one time or another, every single business owner with a commercial building will eventually be faced with the problem of a leaky roof. This is not a problem that is easy to manage either. Due to the design of the traditional metal roof system and most other types of roofing, they are simply prone to leak over time.
Where Do the Leaks Spring Up?
You may be wondering if there are any specific areas of a commercial roof that are prone to leaking. The simple answer is yes. The more elaborate answer is found below. You will find roof leaks commonly show up in these places:
air conditioning units
As you can see, there is not one square foot of roofing that is not susceptible to leaks. Once one leak is repaired, it is very likely that another leak will show up somewhere else. It quickly becomes a constant battle that just never seems to stop. If you happen to live in an area of the United States that endures a very wet climate or an annual rainy season, then you may already be facing the challenges associated with your commercial roof.
What Can You Do About It?
There are a few things that can be done about the leaks. You could just put buckets on the floor to catch all the leaks, but that would be a little counter-productive and will cost you more down the road to repair the roof and water damage. You have two other options that will work.
The Expensive Route
The more expensive option would be to replace the entire roof. This can be very costly, and it is only a temporary solution. In a few years, you will wind up facing the same battle again. If you have money to burn, then this might not be a bad idea. Most business owners don’t have money to burn. They are looking for a way to make money with their business, not spend it. That leaves one other choice to fix the constant leaky roof.
The Cost Effective Route
There is a cost effective alternative to replacing the entire roof system. The Conklin roof coatings we install add a protective layer to your existing roof. The roof coatings cover every possibility of leaks. There will be no place for water to get through, and the roof coating is guaranteed to protect everything underneath it for up to 18 years with a non-prorated warranty! With one of Conklin’s roof restoration systems, you can finally say goodbye to costly roof leaks!