Frequently Asked Questions About Commercial Roofing

How do I know if my business needs a new roof?

Identify key attributes of the existing roof such as type, age, repair history and last date of a field inspection with report. This will give you a quick assessment of your roof’s condition. Then look for interior past and present interior damage. If you are finding mold, water stains, or cracks, you need at minimum to have a commercial roofing contractor do an up to date inspection on the exterior and interior. Make sure to review the information you have gathered with the roofing contractor when he visits your location.

How do I choose a new commercial roofing product?

There are a few different types of materials that work well for commercial roofing, but what you will need depends on your circumstances. JBK Roofing, Inc. is comprised of a team of specialist with expertise in all things associated with commercial roofing. If you are considering a new roof, contact us today, and we will help you identify the best solution.

Why is it important to hire a licensed contractor?

Licensed contractors have certification training. That means they have taken courses and passed exams on the proper installation methods for roofing installation. If you work with an unlicensed contractor, there is no guarantee of the quality of the job.

Can I put a new roof on top of the old one?

It depends on the existing roof type, underlying insulation, deck conditions and if moisture saturation is present. Other factors that will dictate this decision include local and national building codes as well as the building owner’s financial budgets. Before determining is a roof recover is an option, the roofing contractor will need to expand his visual assessment to include more intrusive information gathering such as performing core cuts of the existing roof assembly and roof deck testing. JBK Roofing can perform the types of roof inspections to present the needed information to the building owner for determination of possible roof recovery.

What are the best materials for roofing products?

For your commercial property, there are a few options regarding materials. At JBK Roofing we offer the following products:

How long does it take to install a new roof?

The answer depends on many factors. For example, the size of the job and the type of roofing installation you require. Talk to one of our roofing experts will help you get a better idea.

What kind of insulation will I need?

There are a few different insulation materials on the market for commercial properties such as polyisocyanurate, extruded polystyrene, and expanded polystyrene. Deciding which is best will depend on the material you choose, and they type of building you have.

What maintenance does a flat roof require?

Routine checks of sealant, membranes, caulking, and flashing.

What roofing services do you offer?

JBK, Inc. offers a variety of options:

  • New Roof
  • Re-Roof
  • Metal Roof Retrofit
  • Roof Repairs
  • Preventative Maintenance
  • Roof Evaluation

To get more information, please visit our services page or give us a call.

How often should I inspect my commercial roof?

Major water damage is indicative of a larger problem, and your roofing professional should be notified right away. However, there are a few best practices to ensure the longevity of your commercial roof:

  • Check after a large storm
  • Before severe weather like rain, snow or ice
  • At the change of each season
How does a flat roof drain water?

Some flat roofs are slightly sloped that allow for the runoff. However, small pools of water on the roof after a storm is typical. Most puddles will evaporate. If the water is still there after a few days, call your commercial roofing professional.

What kind of repairs will I need to make to my flat roof?

The answer depends on the age and condition. Regular inspections will help determine what types of repairs may be required, whether they are preventive measures or if a repair is needed to stop existing leaks.

Will my new roof come with a warranty?

Yes! Once the roof evaluation is compiled and the suitability for warranty coverage is determined. Choosing reputable manufacturer systems, installed by a licensed commercial roofing contractor will give the building owner options in warranty selection. Depending on the product, they range from 10 to 30 years.

Can my new roof save on energy bills?

Yes it can. Different membranes have different characteristics that are reflective and emissive. Along with a roof assembly including adequate rigid insulation, solar reflection and heat emissivity can result in the reduction of heating and cool costs.