Why do companies build (or buy) warehouses? Typically it’s to store items that they believe to be important, whether that be paperwork, raw materials, or tools and equipment. Given the
significance that they assign to these items, it’s no surprise then that businesses dedicate extensive resources to ensuring their protection. They’ll hire security guards, erect fencing, and install
advanced alarm systems. However, any of the threats that the aforementioned safeguards are meant to deter pale in comparison to the devastation that Mother Nature can deliver. Thus, the
most important security feature of your warehouse will almost certainly be the roof (and, by extension, the warehouse roofing).
Consider Your Budget and Your Building’s Design
This raises the question of what material to use when it comes time to install or replace your warehouse’s roof. Unfortunately, there is no easy answer to that question. While the roofs of many
of the industrial and commercial warehouses in and around Los Angeles may share similar designs, structures and setups, you and your company don’t likely share the exact same financial
profile of other businesses. This dilemma highlights the two major factors that should be considered when choosing commercial roofing: budget and building design.
How much you have to spend on your warehouse’s roof will have a huge impact on the roofing materials that you choose. You obviously will not select something that your company can’t
afford, but when several service options fit into your budget, the decision becomes somewhat more complex. Should you go with the most expensive material you can afford assuming that it
will provide the most protection? Should you use portions of your budget to add more ventilation or drainage systems? These are points to be pondered before making your final decision.
Once you’ve figured out how much you’re willing to spend, you also need to reconcile that with the type of roofing material your warehouse’s design will accommodate. Certain products, such
as shingles or cap sheets, don’t perform well when applied to completely flat roofs, while others were not designed to be placed on sloped surfaces.
Popular Flat Roofing Materials
In general, the more common types of warehouse roofing materials include:
• Single ply roofing systems: Single-ply systems are prefabricated roofing membranes made from various materials like polyvinyl chloride (PVC) or thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) that
are fastened or adhered to a roofing structure.
• Modified bitumen: Made from roofing asphalt and other compounds and modifiers, bitumen layers are secured to your roof by either a heat weld or hot asphalt adhesive.
• Roof coatings: Standard acrylic or silicone roof coatings can be applied to your roof over an existing system, making them a great option for repair and replacement jobs.
The decision of which roofing material to apply to your warehouse can be a challenging one. Fortunately, you are not without assistance when making this decision. Having installed countless
industrial and commercial roofs throughout the Los Angeles area, we at Central Roofing understand what materials work in certain best situations. Allow us to be a resource to you when
making this important decision.
WHAT DO THEY SAY ABOUT CENTRAL ROOFING
I recently have had some repairs done to a commercial building we have here in California. I have tried other vendors in the past and usually get left with areas... read more that need future repairs. The few times I have had Central Roofing out for repairs and maintenace the roof always seems to be in better operating condtion then prior to the repairs made by them. I highly suggest Central Roofing for roof repairs at our various buildings.
Patrick Klein April 27, 2022
Central Roofing put on a fabulous roof on our commercial building. It was white and beautiful. Supposedly very reflective from the sun UV rays. The workers there were very professional... read more and highly trained and skilled. Wonderful work.
Jane Tan September 27, 2021
I never write reviews but Central Roofing has impressed me so much by doing such an excellent job that I want to spread the word so that others are aware... read more of this talented roofing company and team. We have a large commercial roof over five tenant businesses. After years of dealing with numerous roofing companies who unsuccessfully attempted to repair ongoing roof leaks every time it rained, I finally contacted Central Roofing, Dave Wilkes their highly knowledgeable project manager, to fix our commercial roof. Central Roofing is the best roofing company I have ever dealt with. They really CARE, are highly responsive, trustworthy, conscientious, dependable, hard working and very customer and tenant focused. It continues to be a pleasure dealing with each and every member of their highly professional team. Central Roofing worked hand-in-hand with me to devise a commercial roofing solution within our budget to eliminate the recurring serious roof leaks. Central Roofing restored our commercial roof and, extended its life 15 years. Our roof restoration took approximately a week during which Central Roofing actively pre-coordinated all roofing repairs not only with me but also the building tenants to ensure no business interruption. Whenever I have a question or solicit their input, Central Roofing's entire team is always very responsive. Central Roofing has my business for life! -On behalf of Kim Holmes
Katie Holmes September 27, 2018
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One of our roofing estimators will gladly meet you to discuss your options and follow up with a free, no-obligation, written estimate.
At Central Roofing Company, we understand that a sturdy and reliable roof is crucial for the success and safety of your commercial property. Our team of highly skilled and trained roofing professionals is committed to delivering exceptional craftsmanship and superior service in every project we undertake.