Commercial Roofing FAQs

How do I know if my commercial property needs a roof replacement?

One of the most important questions property owners or property managers are forced to consider as their properties’ roof system ages is whether or not it’s time for a replacement. Naturally this is a big decision and our focus at Flat Roof Tech is to ensure that this process and decision goes as seamlessly as possible. The first order of business is to perform a thorough onsite evaluation and gather as much information as we can regarding your roofing system, as they all have a history and a story to tell. During this evaluation we will assessing various key attributes of the existing roof system such as the current substrate, age, maintenance and repair history, active issues and vulnerabilities, as well as performing a core sample. When a roof continues to age and deteriorate it often will impact various areas of the facility with the number and frequency of those areas increasing as time progresses. Therefore, it’s very important to not only assess the roof system itself, but to evaluate the interior and exterior of the building for vulnerabilities such as water stained roof tiles or dry wall, mold, and exterior cracks to name a few. Once a thorough evaluation has been completed our team of experts will be able to work with you one on one to identify the most appropriate solution for your roofing system!

How do I know which roofing system is right for my business?

There are various things to consider when evaluating which type or roof system is appropriate for your business from its unique climate, energy cost, current system, in addition to all the information gathered from thorough onsite evaluations. At Flat Roof Tech, it’s our goal is to assist you through every step of the decision-making process and provide you the best roofing options available to you. Give our team of experts a call today to schedule your free evaluation!

What types of roofing systems do you offer and or service?

With our extensive network of certified contractors, we can install just about any roof system available to the commercial market! Here is a rundown of the most common roofing systems currently used within the commercial roofing industry:

  • Single-Ply Membrane: TPO
  • Single-Ply Membrane: EPDM
  • Single-Ply Membrane: PVC
  • Spray Polyurethane Foam: SPF
  • Sheet Metal
  • Built-Up-Roof (BUR) – Asphalt, Modified Bitumen, Tar
  • Coatings- Silicone/Acrylic
  • Sustainable- Green/Solar


How long can I expect my existing or new commercial roof system last?

While every roof system will have its own unique set of circumstances playing part in the overall extent of deterioration as the roof ages, there are several factors that can serve as catalyst such as the current system, quality of the initial installation, design, all the way to the climate changes experienced annually.  

Here are some of the life expectancy averages seen with common roof systems today:

  • Spray Polyurethane Foam: 30 – 50 Years
  • Single-Ply Membrane TPO: 15 – 20 Years
  • Single-Ply Membrane EPDM: 20 – 25 Years
  • Metal: 30 – 45 Years
  • Built-Up: 10 – 15 Years
  • Coatings: 15-20 Years


Does the work you provide come with a warranty?

Absolutely! Flat Roof Tech warranties any work we perform, which includes replacement, restoration, and repairs!

With every project, we adhere to specific guidelines that ensure we are in compliance with certain measures that are required by our manufactures in order to secure warranty approval. Additionally, should an issue occur we will work directly with the manufacturer to ensure that all work that is performed continues to fall within their product specification.

In the event any item doesn’t fall under the cover of a labor or manufacturer warranty our team will notify you ahead so there aren’t any surprises. Our teams mission is to be your advocate and provide guidance on the needs of your property and ensuring that your roof is continuously in the most serviceable position it can be in to maximize its life.