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Sustainable Commercial Roofs

What is a sustainable commercial roof? Does it have a garden? Is it made of recycled materials? Not exactly. A sustainable commercial roof is one that has been restored rather than torn off and completely re-built. We’re able to call a restored roof sustainable for a number of reasons. In this article, we’re going to look at everything that can make a commercial roof restoration transform your Omaha commercial roof into a sustainable commercial roof. Commercial Roof Replacement vs. Restoration  To get an understanding of how a restoration is sustainable, you need to know the difference between a replacement vs. a restoration. A roof replacement involves tearing off an existing roof, pulling out the insulation, and replacing it with new insulation, then applying a new single-ply membrane. The process includes…

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Why Spring is the Best time to Restore or Replace Your Commercial Roof

As winter comes to an end and spring weather appears, now is the best time to evaluate your commercial roof. Snow and ice have melted, weather is warming, and now you can get a more accurate evaluation of the condition of your roof. Unfortunately, Omaha winters are not kind commercial roofs. As Omaha commercial roofers, we’ve seen what our winters can do to a roof. In order to give you peace of mind and to know where you stand with your roof, schedule a free inspection. You may just need some spot repairs. If you need a roof replacement or restoration, now is the best time to do it. We’ll explain why in this article. Roofers Have More Availability in the Spring Roofing season starts in the early spring. By…

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Commercial Roof Hail Damage – What You Need to Know

Has hail damaged your commercial roof? Hail damage is the number one reason roofs get damaged to the point of repair or replacement.  As commercial roofers in Omaha, we see a lot of hail damaged roofs throughout the year. For older commercial roofs that are ready for replacement, most of the time, we can avoid a complete tear-off and replacement. However, if a commercial roof needs replacement from hail damage, the only option is a total tear-off and replacement, and for insurance to cover the cost. Post Storm Inspection Following a major storm, business owners and building managers don’t even realize their roof has sustained damage. It’s critical to investigate your roof for hail damage soon after a hail storm has passed. Hail damage commercial roof insurance claims require prompt…

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The Dangers of Ignoring Roof Repair

Building owners often put off roof repairs and neglect their roofing system because they think they are saving money, time, and effort. The problem is they are only considering the short term while ignoring the long term consequences. Being a commercial roofing company in Omaha, we’ve seen a lot of costly damage that could have been prevented. Short-Term Effects of Roof Neglect In the short-term, neglecting the roof of your building can have major adverse effects on your building. These problems can intensify over time and become costly problems. Leaks The first negative effect of roof neglect is a leak. Once a leak starts, it only gets worse. Small blemishes on the roof that are noticed but ignored can lead to eventual leaks. Leaks never plug themselves, they only expand.…

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Tips for Choosing the Right Commercial Roofers in Omaha

Are you looking for a commercial roofing company in Omaha?  Whether you need a complete commercial roof replacement or repair, working with an experienced roofing company can save you a lot of headache. With so many different roofing companies listed, narrowing it down to the best can be difficult. I’ve put together a short guide to help you zero in on the best commercial roofing company.  Don’t Choose the Cheapest Commercial Roofing Company Price is important, but jumping on the lowest bid could put you in a “you get what you paid for” scenario. It certainly is possible that the best commercial roofers in Omaha also have the lowest prices, but complete your research on all local roofers before accepting a quote. Also, ask the commercial roofer to walk through…

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Single Ply Roofing Systems

Armour Roofing Co. has done a lot of commercial roofing in Omaha, and we are often asked to break down the different single ply roofing system options. It’s an important question, and there are several key differences to take into account. These roofing systems have become an increasingly popular choice for flat roof commercial business owners in recent years, and they fall into three main types, EPDM, TPO, and PVC.   EPDM Systems  EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer) is an elastic, synthetic rubber roofing membrane. An EPDM roof kit can be fabricated off-site with penetrations pre-installed or welds will be installed onsite. EPDM is most always black in color and has been used for about 60 years for commercial roofing. The black color retains heat from sunlight (a positive or negative…