silicone roof coating system on a school in Lagrange Ohio

What Are the Requirements Needed to Install a Roof Coating System?

Greg PalyaSilicone Roof Coatings

The three requirements needed to install a roof coating system and get a manufacturer’s warranty are: We’ll explain each of these points in more detail below. And just so you’re aware, West Roofing Systems has been installing roof coating systems since they’ve been a standalone roofing system (around 2008). We specialize in spray foam roofing systems, which always use an …

restoring commercial metal roof with spray foam

What’s the Ballpark Cost to Restore a Commercial Metal Roof?

Greg PalyaMetal Roofing

Quick Summary: The ballpark cost of restoring a commercial metal roof is $3 – $10 per square foot. The price depends on the details of the project. Do you want coating or spray foam + coating? Do you want a 10, 15, or 20-year warranty? Is there any metal that needs removed and replaced before the install can begin? How …

tiny pinholes on a rubber roof

Cannot Locate Leak on Commercial Roof: What to Do?

Greg PalyaRoof Maintenance

Summary: You want to seal the entire roof with a fluid-applied roofing system, such as a roof coating system or spray polyurethane foam. Perhaps you have a commercial roof leak and you have no idea where it’s coming from. You’ve done patch after patch and repair after repair. Water is still coming in from somewhere. Now what do you do? …

Valtronics - hybrid system of foam and coatings

How to Get an Existing Commercial Roof Under New Warranty?

Greg PalyaSilicone Roof Coatings

Short answer: Install a roof coating system. Doing so can get you a brand new, renewable, 10-20-year warranty. So, you manage a commercial roof and notice that your warranty is about to expire. Now, what do you do? You can call the contractor that installed it and see what they say? Hopefully they are still around. And hopefully they offer …

roofing system that minimizes business interruption

Which Roofing System Minimizes Business Interruption?

Greg PalyaUncategorized

Quick Summary: A spray foam roofing system or a silicone roof coating system minimizes business interruption. The reason is that during the installation, tear-off can be minimized (in most cases) by going over the existing roofing system. Since they are fluid-applied, they reduce project time as they are easy to install around penetrations, such as HVAC units, skylights, and drains. Penetrations …

The Best Way To Restore an Old TPO Roof?

Greg PalyaSingle-Ply Membrane Roofing

The best way to restore an old TPO roof is by installing an elastomeric coating over it. If the roof is in bad shape (seams apart, is super old, lots of wet insulation, or no routine maintenance), then it won’t be eligible for a coating system. If your TPO roof is in bad shape, it’s best to only remove the …

What’s the Best Option To Fix a Commercial Roof Without Replacing It?

Greg PalyaSilicone Roof Coatings, Spray Polyurethane Foam Roofing

Quick answer: The best option to fix a commercial roof without replacing it is to install a spray foam roof or a silicone roof coating system. Determining which one depends on current roof conditions and what roofing system is currently installed. So, you have an older roof, and you want it renewed. You know a complete tear-off is always an option, …

installing silicone coating on rubber roof

Two Major Things Wrong With the Commercial Roofing Industry

Greg PalyaSilicone Roof Coatings

West Roofing Systems has been in commercial roofing since 1979. Over the years, we’ve seen two significant things that are wrong with the industry: We’ll go through both of these scenarios in more detail. But first, I wanted you to be aware that this article isn’t written on opinion. We’ve been a company for over 40 years, so everything here …