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Safeguard Your Roof with Durable Roofing

The roof of your commercial property must be designed to safeguard your business assets. When a leak occurs, it might damage thousands of dollars of property, impacting your company and its ability to conduct ongoing operations. Our team at Durable Roofing can help to safeguard your investment and ensure your business is protected over the coming years.

Turn to Durable Roofing for:
  • Ongoing Maintenance
    Our roofing maintenance team is equipped to respond to all roofing material issues with precision. Our knowledge on roofing is unparalleled across the Chicago knowledge and we can harness this knowledge to implement the ideal maintenance plan for your building’s roof, whether you have a bitumen roofing system or a concrete roof.
  • Fast responses
    Few companies in the Chicago market have the workforce available to Durable Roofing. Our team has decades of market experience and works with the latest technology to provide fast responses to challenging commercial roofing issues. Give our team a call today to find out more!
  • Expertise in problem-solving
    Our repair and installation team are experts in problem-solving. Whether you have poor roof drainage, badly-sealed flashing, or built-up roof blistering, we can provide the ideal repair and installation solution to ensure the best return on investment for your company.

The experts here at Durable Roofing have decades of experience in the local marketplace. To discover more or book a consultation, call today!

Common Commercial / Industrial Roof Types – Benefits and Drawbacks

Most Commercial and Industrial Rooftops are considered flat, with little to no slope when compared to a residential roof. Below are examples of these flat roof types. If you are looking for maintenance or replacement options, please read on and contact our Durable Roofing team for further explanation or consultation. With over 100 year of Roofing Experience, Durable Roofing can assist you in identifying the repair or replacement to address your specific needs.

Built Up Roof (BUR)

BURBuilt Up Roofs were common because they were inexpensive. BURs consist of a continuous roof covering consisting of sheets of saturated or coated felt, cemented together with asphalt. The felt sheets are topped with a cap sheet or a flood coat of asphalt, which may then have a covering surface of applied gravel or slag. These roofs are also great insulators because they have many layers. The layers though do contribute to this roofing systems most significant problem – BURs become very heavy and often requires joists in the existing roof to be reinforced, which increases cost and construction time.

Thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) and PVC

PVCThermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) is leading the trend in white, reflective, energy-efficient, single-ply roofing systems—and is the fastest-growing commercial roofing membrane on the market today. TPO has garnered broad industry acceptance for its many installation and performance advantages, including its ability to be heat-welded, creating a monolithic roof while providing strength and durability. Its white reflective membrane also meets the criteria of LEED®, ENERGY STAR® and other environmental programs. TPO & PVC are one of the top flat roof options due to its ease of installation and its resistance to water ponding. The seams in the TPO/PVC system are “Hot Air” welded using a computerized robot in most case creating less maintenance and/or repair visits.


Single Ply (EPDM)

EPDMEPDM (ethylene propylene diene terpolymer) has the longest proven performance record of all single-ply membranes. Its high-performance synthetic rubber compound provides exceptional weathering in climates across the globe. The material is easy to install and can be either fully adhered, mechanically attached or ballasted. The EPDM system seals are bonded with adhesives and this makes the seams vulnerable over long periods of time. The sealing system/process may lead to maintenance and/or repair issues. Over time, EPDM Rubber Roofs tend to shrink and pull back.


Modified Bitumen

Mod-BitA Modified Bitumen roof is time tested, durable, reliable and delivers exceptional performance in even the most extreme climates and applications. Advancements in asphalt technology have resulted in higher elongation and elastic recovery, as well as enhanced resistance to cyclic fatigue, weathering and punctures—making asphalt a smart, cost-effective choice for lasting performance. This single ply roofing system that is often rolled onto the roof surface and adhered by extreme heat from a blowtorch or more recently a material that is peeled and stuck to the roofs surface. For proper installation, weather conditions must meet the installation requirement. Modified Bitumen is very environmentally friendly, reflecting the sun and reducing energy costs, however, it does not hold up to foot traffic over time and can tear in severe weather or traffic.


Spray/Roller Applied Roof Coating

RCR-Retail-RoofSilicone roof coating systems tend to be very good because of their seamless application (sprayed on), ability to resist ponding water, and reflective properties. As the roof reflects the sun, it helps to reduce energy consumption within the building. Silicone White Roof Coating is a solvent-free, one-component, moisture-curing silicone rubber roof coating system for use on existing smooth asphalt BUR, smooth or granulated cap sheet, single ply roof membrane, well-adhered acrylic coating, metal, sprayed-in-place polyurethane foam and various aged membrane roofing. The system provides long-term weathering protection and resists the effects of ozone, ultraviolet radiation and temperature extremes. Silicone White Roof Coating can be applied more than 50 mils in a single coat without blistering, while maintaining maximum adhesion.

Call Durable Roofing today for a Free Consultation on the state of your roof 708-371-7663