Commercial Roofing FAQs

Commercial Roofing FAQs

Commercial roofing needs are more uncommonly known than residential roofing products and services. Because commercial roof systems requires vastly different products, techniques, and services, when there’s a problem with a commercial roof structure, many business owners are left with a huge problem and little expectations on how to fix it.
What material is best for a large commercial building with hundreds of square feet?

The answer to this question depends on the roofing company you choose. Roofing companies provide products through their services, but they don’t manufacture their own products. At Joe Hall Roofing, we work with high quality manufacturers to provide our commercial clients with lasting results.

Some of the materials used in commercial roofing include metal, modified bitumen, built-up, single-ply, and environmentally friendly vegetative roofs. Joe Hall Roofing specializes in roof coating, a technology that can extend the life of your roof system for several years.

Knowing you will need a roof installed on a building is a given, but what’s the best time to have roof work done?

This depends on your location. You have to take different factors into consideration, such as hurricanes, tornadoes, hailstorms, etc. Severe weather can leave devastating damage to commercial roof systems. If you are in the North Texas area, you understand how unpredictable the weather can be. Some of the safest months of the year to have roof work done is August through November.

How important is the heating and cooling load on a commercial roof system?

The heating and cooling load on a commercial structure determines whether a black or white membrane would be best for a specific building. While a black membrane is typically more energy efficient in heating-dominated northern climates, a white membrane is a more viable option in more southern climates.

How do you know when you’re getting a good warranty?

There are so many unpredictable factors to having roof repairs done, but a warranty does not fall into that category. Take your time and look over your warranty fully. Look for the warranty history, the service life for the membrane manufacturer, etc. Pay attention to the fine details, including any exclusion that might apply to your situation.

How do I determine which company to use from the endless choices of roof installers?

This question is tough. There are a lot of roofing companies in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Location plays a large role in finding a roofing company, but it doesn’t have to be the deciding factor. Find a contractor that has the certifications from the manufacturer to install your specific type of roof system. Ask other building owners about their experiences and start building a profile to help you narrow down your options.

Find a company that is reputable, has strong relationships and training with manufacturers, and ask tough questions during the initial inspection.