What is the Minimum Slope Needed for a Flat Roof?

Greg PalyaSpray Polyurethane Foam Roofing

Quick Answer: Industry standards require no water area to exceed 100 square feet at ½” deep after 24 hours of dry conditions. Perhaps you’re wondering how commercial roofing contractors install the right amount of slope. In this article, we’ll cover: And just so you’re aware, West Roofing Systems has been in commercial roofing since 1979. We’ve seen millions and millions …

spray foam is the best roof to install on a tight deadline

What’s the Best Commercial Roofing System To Install on a Tight Deadline?

Greg PalyaSpray Polyurethane Foam Roofing

A spray foam roof is the best roofing system to install on a tight deadline. Why? Because, in most cases, you can install it right over an existing roof, minimizing the timely tear-off.  You’ll notice that I mentioned “minimizing tear-off.” This doesn’t mean there won’t be any roofing materials torn off. There will be some tear-off in most cases (mainly …

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How to Seal the Crevices in a Commercial Roof?

Greg PalyaSpray Polyurethane Foam Roofing

Quick answer: The easiest way to seal crevices in a commercial roof is to install a fluid-applied, seamless, fastener-less product. Maybe you have leaks from your commercial roof and don’t know where it’s coming from? You go on your roof, and nothing is obviously causing the leak. There’s no ponding water. No seams are ripped apart. What could it be? …

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What Kind of Spray Foam Do Roofers Use?

Greg PalyaSpray Polyurethane Foam Roofing

The spray foam that commercial roofing contractors use is called 3-pound foam. This means that a cubic foot, 1ft x 1ft x 1ft weighs 3 pounds. This differs from the foam used for interior insulation, which is 2-pound or ½-pound foam. The main reason 3-pound foam is used for roofing is that it self-levels better (due to a slower reaction …

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What Affects the Cost of a Commercial Roofing System?

Greg PalyaSpray Polyurethane Foam Roofing

Perhaps your roof is leaking, and you know it’s ancient. It’s time for a brand-new roofing system. But what roofing system should you get? Like most building owners, you want the roof that costs the least. The problem is there are many variables when it comes to cost, such as: And so you’re aware, West Roofing Systems has been in …

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Why Do Spray Foam Roofs Need Recoated?

Greg PalyaSpray Polyurethane Foam Roofing

Quick Answer: Spray foam roofs require a recoat every 10-20 years because the coating that protects the foam from UV rays wears away. Perhaps you’ve heard the term “spray foam recoat” but didn’t know what it means. At first, you might think it’s a bad thing. Why would a spray foam roof need a recoat? Can’t it just last a …

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What’s the Best Way to Flash a Roof Against a Vertical Wall?

Greg PalyaSpray Polyurethane Foam Roofing

Perhaps you’re a property owner who’s had multiple issues with flashing a vertical wall? You’ve tried “patching,” but that’s only worked for a few months. It’s time to think about a different option and get rid of the headache. In this article, you’ll learn: A quick introduction to fluid-applied roofing system #1 – spray foam A quick introduction to fluid-applied …

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The Best Roof for a Shopping Center

Greg PalyaSpray Polyurethane Foam Roofing

The best roof for a shopping center is a spray foam roofing system. There are several reasons: They have closed-cell insulation, which will not allow leaks They are easy to maintain with caulk or coating They can save on installation costs because the tear-off is minimized They can be recoated, which extends the warranty They are a fluid-applied system that …