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Commercial Roof Replacement With PSI Roofing
PSI Roofing has built a successful history of installing high-quality commercial roofing systems with unmatched attention to detail for customers who demand the best the industry has to offer.
Our clients range from office buildings, manufacturing and industrial warehouses, condominium associations, healthcare facilities, storage facilities, schools and universities, shopping centers, churches, federal government and armed forces facilities. Check out our portfolio of completed projects!
Roofing Project – Before & After
Our comprehensive proposal packages provide our clients with detailed information on the existing conditions of their roof. We make sure to explain with simple terminology the details of our proposed solutions and how this will benefit our clients. Our proposals include detailed information on the roofing materials being used and how they will be installed. We pride ourselves on producing the most detailed roofing proposals in the industry to ensure you know, from start to finish, what is being installed on your roof.
Commercial Re-Roofing System Installation Types
The following are types of roof systems installed by PSI:
- Modified and Built-Up — The traditional multi-ply system with granulated finishes including cold and hot applications
- TPO — Mechanically attached or fully adhered rubber laminated systems
- PVC — Mechanically attached and fully adhered PVC scrim systems
- Liquid-applied membrane and coatings — Acrylic, urethane, silicone; with reinforced, non-reinforced or reflective components
- Shingles — All types
- Metal Roofs — Flat seam, standing seam
- Tiles — All types
Once your project is under way, you will have online access to all information about your re-roof project through our Client Portal Service. This option provides access to all relevant job documentation. This includes job progress photos, maintenance history, building condition and equipment inventory, warranty information, and invoice status that are interlinked with a rational database. All information is kept on secured remote servers in order to protect your sensitive data and is accessible through a secure web portal through our website.
A flat roof isn’t really flat, and ponding doesn’t really mean a lovely rooftop garden with a koi pond. Flat roofs provide drainage by sloping very slightly; they are low-slope roofs. Ponding is a bit more complicated, and knowing how to fix flat roof ponding is trickier still.
What is Flat Roofing Ponding?
A functioning low-slope roof should drain water away or allow it to evaporate within 48 hours of any downpour. When the slight slope of your commercial roof fails, puddles of water accumulate and press down on insulation, increasing the puddle size until unwanted ponds form.
A commercial roof that needs more than 48 hours to clear any water has a problem with ponding.
What Causes Ponding?
Ponding is a vicious circle: a small depression allows a little water to sit, and the water weight pushes down, increasing the area. The next rainfall causes more water to sit, and the pond enlarges. But how did that first small depression begin?
Ponding has many causes:
Clogged internal drains or parapet scuppersRoof leaksVegetation growing on your roofToo much rooftop access — careless workers stomping on your roof, stepping off walkways and depressing the insulation A weakened roof deck beneath the exterior layer
All of these problems can be solved by enlisting the help of your local, reliable commercial roofer.
How Can Ponding Be Solved?
Knowing what causes flat roof ponding is a small part of the issue. Knowing how to fix flat roof ponding is the much larger part. When you engage your commercial roofer to partner with you, you get the equipment, trained crews, and years of experience needed to put a stop to ponding problems.
Your local roofer will:
Document the extent of your ponding problemEnsure all drains flow freely, even under the hardest downpoursBuild up low spots on your roofMeasure and recalibrate your roof’s slope to ensure correct drainage across the field
Remedies might be minimal, or they could require that large areas of underlying insulation be replaced with properly shaped rigid insulation boards. From small low-slope roof repair to a full tear off and new insulation installation, your local commercial roofer is your best ally in flat roof maintenance and ponding prevention. With a call to PSI Roofing, or by contacting us online, you can benefit from the years of experience we have in battling ponding and low-slope roofing challenges.
Once you know a bit about commercial roof anatomy, you will realize you cannot wait when your flat roof “patient” is flatlining. You need to dispatch a commercial roofing partner to your roof, stat.