Longhorn Construction Blog

Commercial Roofing in San Antonio, TX – Maintenance

Jamie Ndungu - Thursday, March 15, 2018

In the past, we have spoken quite a bit about how important it is to have your facility's roof inspected and by having periodic maintenance and other vital repairs performed before the colder weather sets in. Today we will talk about just how damaging natural debris can be to a roofing system. Such as in the fall, when all of those gorgeous orange, gold and brown autumn leaves begin falling from the trees and how they can cause damage to a facilities commercial roofing in San Antonio, TX.


 

With a little bit of moisture and a heap of feathery light leaves, it can create a soggy, heavy biodegradable heap that can clog drains and create the perfect scenario for the proliferation of fungi, mildew and mold. If it is not promptly addressed, leaves and the debris can lead to water backing up which will increase the load on the deck of the roof. Standing water, just an inch in depth, adds around five pounds per square foot on a roof assembly. Over time, that standing water can leach the pliable properties out of some single-ply membranes which will reduce the flexibility and the life cycle of the roofing system.

In the winter months, ponding becomes a very critical scenario when pooling water begins to freeze and expand which causes it to force its way into tiny cracks or under the roofs flashings. Additionally, any additional ice weight can cause structural damage and expensive repairs and in worst case scenarios it can even cause a roofing system to collapse.

Preventative Maintenance

Maintenance crews that handle the commercial roofing in San Antonio, TX should be trained to inspect for leaves and other debris around the drains. During the fall months before winter sets in, frequent inspections should be done in order to remove the debris in order to help prevent the possibility of buildup and blockage. Areas where there are standing water could possibly indicate blocked drains and they should be addressed immediately. Partially blocked drains will still allow water to flow slowly, so even if there is no standing water on the roof it does not indicate that there is not a problem with the drains and they should still be inspected for debris. If there is noticeable staining on the roof, this could indicate that there were previous ponding. Not every problem that is caused by falling leaves and other debris will be visible to the untrained eye and it is critical to have a qualified roofing professional such as Longhorn inspect the roofing system for you. Drains and gutters should always be cleared before frigid temperatures kick in and turn a soggy leafy mess into frozen blockages.

Additionally, after the disposal of falling leaves and debris, a qualified roofing specialist should water-test both the internal and external drains and inspect the gutters and downspouts. The roofing specialist will inspect the little things that could escape the notice of a maintenance crew, such as inspecting the strainers to make sure that they are tightly in place and that the bolts securing them are tight also. It will take an experienced and trained eye in order to recognize early problems with sealants, flashings, mortar, seams and penetrations. Gutters and downspouts should also be inspected for the possibility of sagging, loose connections and also for broken or missing fasteners.

At Longhorn, our customers receive the best that can be offered, time after time again and when you hire us you can rest assured knowing that you are in good hands and your commercial roofing in San Antonio, TX will be in the best possible shape year round during the changing seasons. Give us a call today to learn more about preventative maintenance or if you need your facilities roofing system repaired due to ponding, or other problems that may have occurred during the winter.

About Longhorn Commercial Roofing

For many years Longhorn Commercial Roofing has been leading the pack as a top commercial roofing and general commercial contractor company. With impeccable customer service, competitive pricing, superior results and professionalism that is hard pressed to beat, Longhorn Commercial Roofing has been assisting clients across the nation with their construction needs. If you are looking for commercial roofing in San Antonio, TX then do not hesitate to give us a call.

From the very first day of our inception, we made a rock solid commitment to focus on three primary objectives; superior customer service, competitive pricing and an ethical approach to business practices. With decades of experience under our belt, and projects that span more than 2.7 billion square feet of roofing, your satisfaction is guaranteed. Longhorn Commercial Roofing also offers one of the best warranties in the industry; 20 year renewable warranties for roofs that we install. You can rest assured knowing that when you choose Longhorn Commercial Roofing for commercial roofing in San Antonio, TX that you are in very capable and professional hands.

Longhorn Commercial Roofing looks forward to serving our clients with impeccable customer service while being able to promote an ECO-friendly, long lasting, energy efficient construction solution for your needs with commercial roofing in San Antonio, TX and other general commercial contractual needs. At Longhorn Commercial Roofing our goal at building a better world for not only our clients and their customers but for future generations to come through foresight, innovation and most of all uncompromised integrity is but just a call away. If you are looking for commercial roofing in San Antonio, TX or any other related needs then do not hesitate to give us a call today to speak with one of our professional representatives who will answer your questions.

 

Commercial Roofing in San Antonio, TX – Spray Foam Roofing

Matt Parker - Thursday, February 15, 2018

Commercial Roofing in San Antonio, TX – Longhorn Commercial Roofing is the leading installer for commercial roofing applications in the San Antonio metropolitan area. Our highly trained and experienced roofers specialize in roof coatings that can both repair and even extend the life of an existing commercial roof.If you have any questions or would like more information then get in touch with Longhorn Commercial Roofing today.To learn more about spray foam roofing then continue reading below to see how it can provide seamless roofing and superior performance.

Commercial Roofing in San Antonio, TX – Spray Foam Roofing

 

What is Spray Foam Roofing?

 

Spray foam roofing, also known as sprayed polyurethane foam (SPF) roofing system is a roofing application that can be applied on new roof installs or even existing commercial roofs. It is an innovative, high-tech solution without the need to remove existing roof structures. SPF, is applied initially as a liquid that will expand several times its original thickness, forming a seamless, watertight, monolithic roof coating.

 

This is accomplished by its closed cell structure, this innovative technology even can withstand most damage preventing the possibility for leaks. When sprayed polyurethane foam is professionally and properly installed, it will have superior adhesion properties, significantly strengthen the roof, and is a great solution where wind uplift can be a problem. It also offers great insulation properties which will reduce the cost of heating and air by as much as thirty percent. Spray foam roofing does not require that much maintenance or repair and in the event significant damage is sustained it will only require simple repairs to be good as new. Spray foam roofing can possibly last a lifetime. If you would like to learn more then give Longhorn Commercial Roofing in San Antonio, TX a call today.

 

Depending on the needs of the commercial roofing, the density of sprayed polyurethane foam can be adapted. As an example, if the commercial roof has high foot traffic, then the density will need to be greater. As an added benefit, the denser the SPF, the higher the insulation R-values will be and the greater the strength. When SPF is applied, all repairs for the roof should be completed first. Once repairs are completed, the surface will be prepped. When applied, it will provide a seamless and watertight roofing system.

Other Advantages of Sprayed Polyurethane Foam

Minutes after sprayed polyurethane foam is applied, it can be walked upon. When it has completely dried, an elastomeric top coat will be applied in order to provide extra protection. Other advantages of SPF include:

When applied as a liquid it will expand, thus creating a monolithic closed cell membrane that will cover the entire commercial roof. This eliminates the possibility of leaks which can occur in commercial roofs that have seams.

It can be applied to almost any commercial roof surface. Flashing is also not required since SPF forms its own watertight seal.

Providing solar reflectivity properties, SPF reduces heat gain that can be experienced from sunlight. This will lower interior temperatures during the summer within the building. During the winter it will provide insulation to help keep the interior warm.

Sprayed polyurethane foam reduces a commercial building’s contribution to the urban heat island effect.

With very little need for maintenance, spray foam roofing will save you costs otherwise that would be experienced with other roofing systems that require much more maintenance.

It is the leading roofing system application when it comes to insulating properties for commercial roofing in San Antonio, TX. SPF will reduce the costs associated with heating and cooling.

Resistant to impact damage, outdoor elements and storms, SPF is one of the most resilient roofing systems available. When damage is accrued, it will only require simple, prompt repairs in order to fix it.

With minimal maintenance, and quick and simple repairs, SPF can offer an indefinite lifespan for businesses looking for the best options available for commercial roofing in San Antonio, TX.

 

About Longhorn Commercial Roofing

 

For many years Longhorn Commercial Roofing has been leading the pack as a top commercial roofing and general commercial contractor company. With impeccable customer service, competitive pricing, superior results and professionalism that is hard pressed to beat, Longhorn Commercial Roofing has been assisting clients across the nation with their construction needs. If you are looking for commercial roofing in San Antonio, TX then do not hesitate to give us a call. 

 

From the very first day of our inception, we made a rock solid commitment to focus on three primary objectives; superior customer service, competitive pricing and an ethical approach to business practices. With decades of experience under our belt, and projects that span more than 2.7 billion square feet of roofing, your satisfaction is guaranteed. Longhorn Commercial Roofing also offers one of the best warranties in the industry; 20 year renewable warranties for roofs that we install. You can rest assured knowing that when you choose Longhorn Commercial Roofing for commercial roofing in San Antonio, TX that you are in very capable and professional hands.

 

Longhorn Commercial Roofing looks forward to serving our clients with impeccable customer service while being able to promote an ECO-friendly, long lasting, energy efficient construction solution for your needs with commercial roofing in San Antonio, TX and other general commercial contractual needs. At Longhorn Commercial Roofing our goal at building a better world for not only our clients and their customers but for future generations to come through foresight, innovation and most of all uncompromised integrity is but just a call away.If you are looking for commercial roofing in San Antonio, TX or any other related needs then do not hesitate to give us a call today to speak with one of our professional representatives who will answer your questions.

 

Commercial Roofing in San Antonio, TX – Storm Damage

Matt Parker - Monday, January 15, 2018

 

Commercial Roofing in San Antonio, TX – As a business owner, you will rarely be able to predict when your business will be hit by damaging weather. It is detrimental to have a clear understanding of the proper procedures that should be taken whenever the roof of your business has been damaged during a storm. Thunderstorms, severe rainstorms, and snow and / or ice storms can cause significant damage to a shingle roof. If you have had recent storm damage to your commercial roofing in San Antonio, TX and you need assistance then get in touch with Longhorn Commercial roofing today.

Commercial Roofing in San Antonio, TX – Storm Damage

Assess the Damage

The first thing that you should after a severe thunderstorm has damaged the roofing of your building is to assess the amount of damage. Approximating the amount of damage can help with your discussion of needs with not only a company that specializes in commercial roofing in San Antonio, TX but your insurance company also and will help avoid unforeseen expenses and discrepancies. When you are inspecting the roof of your building you will need to identify the damaged areas. Try and estimate the square feet area and the specific details of the area of the roofing that has been damaged by the storm. Take note to the severity of the damage and then carefully inspect if there are any areas of the building’s roof that are missing shingles. Hopefully, only a few shingles have come loose and / or are missing.

As you inspect the building’s roof make sure to document everything as you go along as to not forget anything and also take note of the materials on the roof that are exposed or are visible due to the damage. The roofing materials that may be exposed such as tarpaper, plywood, and missing shingles. Once you have documented everything down you will want to get in touch with a roofing contractor such as Longhorn Commercial Roofing to have your commercial roofing in San Antonio, TX repaired.

Temporary Fixes

If the commercial roofing in San Antonio, TX is greatly damaged in an area and the room below is exposed, the interior property can be damaged by rain; you will want to grab material such as tarpaulin or some other form of plastic to try and cover the exposed area until you can get in touch with a roofing contractor to come out and make the necessary repairs. If there are other areas in the building that is leaking then you can place buckets or trash cans under the leaking areas and make sure to remove any equipment, electronics and / or furniture from the area that has the leaks.

The Insurance Company

You will obviously need to get in touch with your insurance company. Take note of the damaged areas you’ve jotted down and if the damage is large enough to be covered through your insurance or whether it would be more economical to just hire a roofing contractor directly to make the needed repairs. Depending on just how vast the damage from the severe storm is will justify on whether it will be beneficial to use your business insurance or hire a company that specializes in commercial roofing in San Antonio, TX yourself.

If you come to the conclusion that it is best to hire a roofing contractor, make sure that you always hire a professional certified roofing contractor company, such as, Longhorn Commercial Roofing. Avoid roofing contractors who are in the area skulking about the thunderstorm. Traveling contractors who follow natural disasters will not have a local reputation and may possibly provide substandard service that will only need to be redone immediately after discovered. For a roofing contractor company that you can trust get and will get the job done professionally, promptly and most of all with satisfaction guaranteed then get in touch with Longhorn Commercial Roofing if you need assistance with your commercial roofing.

 

About Longhorn Commercial Roofing

For many years Longhorn Commercial Roofing has been leading the pack as a top commercial roofing and general commercial contractor company. With impeccable customer service, competitive pricing, superior results and professionalism that is hard pressed to beat, Longhorn Commercial Roofing has been assisting clients across the nation with their construction needs. If you are looking for commercial roofing in San Antonio, TX then do not hesitate to give us a call.

From the very first day of our inception, we made a rock solid commitment to focus on three primary objectives; superior customer service, competitive pricing and an ethical approach to business practices. With decades of experience under our belt, and projects that span more than 2.7 billion square feet of roofing, your satisfaction is guaranteed. Longhorn Commercial Roofing also offers one of the best warranties in the industry; 20 year renewable warranties for roofs that we install. You can rest assured knowing that when you choose Longhorn Commercial Roofing for commercial roofing in San Antonio, TX that you are in very capable and professional hands.

Longhorn Commercial Roofing looks forward to serving our clients with impeccable customer service while being able to promote an ECO-friendly, long lasting, energy efficient construction solution for your needs with commercial roofing in San Antonio, TX and other general commercial contractual needs. At Longhorn Commercial Roofing our goal at building a better world for not only our clients and their customers but for future generations to come through foresight, innovation and most of all uncompromised integrity is but just a call away. If you are looking for commercial roofing in San Antonio, TX or any other related needs then do not hesitate to give us a call today to speak with one of our professional representatives who will answer your questions.