As a business owner, you need a lot out of your roof. It has to protect your team and your customers, provide insulation to reduce your energy costs, and be easy to maintain. It may also need to hold HVAC units and other machinery and equipment.
Trust Martens Contracting for all of your commercial roofing needs. We’ve been serving businesses in Calgary for decades. We have the perfect low slope and flat roofing solutions for your business.
Flat roofs have a number of advantages that are particularly well suited to commercial concerns. These advantages include:
The lifespan of a flat roof depends on the material used in its construction. Single-ply PVC and TPO roofs may last for 15-25 years, while modified bitumen roofs tend to last from 10 to 15 years. Conversely, a metal flat roof might last 40+ years, and built-up roofs (BUR) can last 15-30 years. Elastomeric bitumen roofing can often last 30+ years as well.
Want to know how long a particular flat roofing system will last? Give us a call!
Built-up roofing (BUR) is one of the most commonly used commercial roofing systems. Why? It’s relatively long-lasting, affordable, and it’s easy to maintain. It’s durable, so it can withstand the inclement weather we get so frequently here in Calgary, and it’s even fire resistant.
BUR is created by layering asphalt and ply sheets over top of your roof insulation and deck. This creates a water-resistant, stable roof – able to hold heavy equipment, like HVAC systems, even when the roof is covered in snow.
Modified bitumen roofing (MBR) is another popular asphalt-based commercial flat roofing system. It’s a two-part system made up of a base layer and cap layer, and it can be made using either Styrene-Butadiene-Styrene (SBS) or Atactic Polypropylene (APP) – the “rubber” and “plastic” asphalts, respectively.
MBR comes in a wide variety of different styles, it’s easy to install, and it’s cost effective. Like BUR, MBR is weather resistant and fire resistant. MBR is also UV resistant, and parts of the roofing system are recyclable.
PVC roofing is a single-ply, plastic roofing solution. It’s an incredibly strong and durable commercial roofing solution. It can hold a lot of weight, and it’s resistant to heat, inclement weather, and even harsh chemicals.
This roofing system is also recyclable, adding an environmental benefit.
We can install any flat roofing system you want – EPDM, TPO, and metal roofing included. Each system has its own advantages and styles – we’ll work with you to find the best flat roofing system for your business.
At Martens Contracting, we pride ourselves on our commitment to quality and exceptional customer service. When you call us, we’ll do a full evaluation of your roofing needs. When you get a quote from us, you’ll see a breakdown of all of the costs, from materials to labour.
You can expect incredible service from our roofers, from installation to repair and maintenance. If you ever need anything before, during, or after the installation of your new flat roofing system, we’ll be there to help.
Interested in a flat roof for your Calgary business? Call Martens Contracting for a quote.
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