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Commercial Roof Storm Damage

Commercial buildings, often referred to as “flat roofs,” receive a beating when it comes to wind and hail storms. Commercial roofing in Omaha primarily deals with the aftermath of these two types of storm damage. Most commercial buildings provide 1/8 to ¼ inch per foot of drainage. These roof systems are designed to be watertight more so than water-shedding. These systems achieve their water tight design by using roof coverings that are typically single-ply membranes, multi-ply asphalt systems, or metal panels. The most common single-ply membranes include TPO (thermoplastic polyolefin), PVC (polyvinyl chloride), and EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer). We’re going to take a look at how wind and hail damage can effect these common commercial roof systems. Wind Damage Severe wind affects all of the the commercial roofs systems…