At A.H. Sturgill Roofing, we take immense pride in being a leading provider of top-quality commercial and industrial low-slope roofing services. With years of experience and a commitment to excellence, we specialize in installing, repairing, and maintaining a wide range of low slope roofing systems, including EPDM, TPO, PVC, Asphalt, and Modified Asphalt. Our team of highly skilled professionals is dedicated to ensuring the durability, functionality, and longevity of your roofing investment.
What is Low-Slope Roofing?
Low-slope roofing refers to roofs designed to cover surfaces with a gentle incline. To meet the low-slope criteria, the roof must have a pitch of less than 18 degrees. Often, when people mention low-slope roofs, they are referring to flat roofs or roofs with a near-flat profile. For commercial and industrial buildings, which typically have larger surface areas compared to residential roofs, flat or low-slope roofing designs offer greater cost-effectiveness. Various materials are commonly used for flat and low-slope roofs, including EPDM, TPO, PVC, asphalt, and modified asphalt. These materials are chosen for their suitability in providing durable and reliable roofing solutions for such structures.
The Importance of Low-Slope Roofing
Low-slope roofing is a popular choice for commercial and industrial properties due to its cost-effectiveness, energy efficiency, and ease of installation. However, it requires expert knowledge and precise installation techniques to ensure its effectiveness. At A.H. Sturgill Roofing, we understand the unique challenges low-slope roofing presents and have the expertise to overcome them.
Roofing Systems for Low Slope Roofs
Single-ply roofing systems offer a practical and efficient solution for low-slope roofs. These systems consist of a single-layer flexible membrane, either thermoset or thermoplastic, rolled over the roof’s surface and then welded together for a seamless and watertight finish. There are three main types of membranes used in single-ply roofing systems:
Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO) – This lightweight and cost-effective membrane is a popular choice for low-slope roofs. However, it has slightly lower stiffness than standard PP grades, and its performance may decline at elevated temperatures.
Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM) – EPDM membranes are known for their black surface, which is particularly beneficial in cold climates as it aids in melting snow and gaining heat when needed. However, EPDM is not compatible with certain lubricants, hydrocarbon fuels, and solvents, and it exhibits poor flame resistance.
Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) – PVC membranes are highly reflective, making them ideal for warmer climates as they can help lower energy costs. However, it’s important to note that PVC comes with maximum temperature limits, with the highest being 140°F.
Asphalt based roofing systems are the epitome of traditional commercial roofing. Asphalt is a naturally water-resistant material. Applied properly to your commercial roof, these systems provide years of worry-free protection.
Asphalt – These roofing systems consist of multiple layers of bitumen-saturated organic or fiberglass felt, creating a durable and waterproof surface. These layers are then coated with asphalt for added protection against weather elements and UV radiation.
Modified Asphalt – Consisting of traditional asphalt, the system is combined with either polymerized rubber or plastic. To create a very durable, yet flexible membrane, the system is reinforced with fiberglass.
The Sturgill Difference
At A.H. Sturgill Roofing, our team boasts years of experience, equipping us to confidently manage even the most challenging projects. Our streamlined processes ensure that every client is 100% satisfied upon project completion. Over the years, we have excelled in delivering exceptional outcomes in demanding environments and have set unparalleled safety standards in the industry, all while leading in terms of quality and efficiency.
Experience the A.H. Sturgill Roofing difference. Contact us today at 937-254-2955 and let our team showcase our expertise and unwavering commitment to excellence on your next roofing project. We look forward to surpassing your expectations and providing you with roofing solutions that stand strong for years to come.