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Sunlight Degradation on Commercial Roofs

It’s summertime in Omaha, and the sun is pounding commercial roofs with UV light like it does every year. The sun’s ultraviolet (UV) light is notorious for degrading roofs over time. As chemicals in modified bitumen, shingle, metal, or single-ply roofing membranes are continually exposed to UV radiation, the materials break-down and degrade. Even in Omaha, the sun will have a major impact on the longevity of your commercial roof. In this article, we’re going to take a closer look at sunlight degradation does to your commercial roof, and some possible solutions to get more life out of your roof, along with some other bonuses that come with choosing a cool roof solution. The Effects of the Sun on Your Commercial Roof Unfortunately, there is no such thing as a…

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New Commercial and Industrial Roofs – What You Need to Know

What is a “new” commercial roof? New, can mean several things depending on your context, but generally, there are two types of “new” when it comes to our industry. The first “new” is new construction. The second “new” is a new roof or roof replacement for an existing building. When you search for commercial roofing in Omaha, you’re going to find companies that primarily deal with replacing a commercial roof and essentially making it new again. That’s what we do. What’s a Roof Replacement? A “roof replacement” involves tearing off an existing old roof, pulling off the insulation and replacing it with new insulation, then installing a new single-ply membrane. This option is expensive because it’s essentially a partial demolition. Projects can take weeks to complete and can cause business…