Posts made in November 2019

Is a Modified Bitumen Roof a Good Option for Commercial Application?

Modified Bitumen RoofIf the roof of your business gets a lot of traffic, such as in the case of a rooftop restaurant, you need to choose a roofing material that’s durable and flexible. What you need is modified bitumen roofing.


Our team at Shelby Roofing & Exteriors has done a lot of commercial roofing in St. Louis and installed many modified bitumen roofs over the years. Our employees know why this material is a terrific choice, and we have assembled information on some of the benefits here.


Modified bitumen is an asphalt-based material that is reinforced with fiberglass or polyester layers. This makes it an extremely tear-resistant choice for your low-slope roof on your rooftop café.


It’s very waterproof, and several layers are applied to a well-made roof to deliver a surface that is one of the best choices on the market.


A high degree of energy efficiency is available with the addition of “cool-roof” features to reflect sunlight and help release absorbed heat. This helps reduce indoor air conditioning needs.


Modified bitumen is very flexible and able to withstand the rigors of traffic, as well as the expansion and contraction that comes with changes in temperature.


We all know that accidents happen sometimes. If your roof suffers a tear, it can easily be repaired with a bitumen patch. But, thanks to the quality of modified bitumen, this won’t happen often, or at all.

The Benefits of a Silicone Coating for Commercial Roofing

Silicone Coating for Commercial RoofingThe roof on your shop or warehouse is the first line of defense against the weather and the last line of defense for heating and air conditioning. For those reasons, it must be totally weatherproof. Search the market for a reliable roofing solution, and you will do what so many other commercial operations have done and choose silicone coating.


At Shelby Roofing & Exteriors, we have completed a great deal of commercial roofing in St. Louis and developed this blog post to highlight a few significant benefits of silicone roof coating.


Before we discuss the benefits of silicone, let’s take a brief look at what it is. This is a rubber-like material that can be applied in a couple of ways, and both of them provide effective and long-lasting service. It is installed as a spray or rolled on to offer complete coverage. All that needs to be done before installation is a power washing to remove debris and create a fresh surface.


There are several key benefits of which you should be aware when you are considering silicone. First among them is that it seals cracks to reduce the risk of leaks. This smooth, seamless surface membrane keeps out dirt and debris and prevents mold and mildew from growing.


Silicone roofs are guaranteed for up to 50 years, and when it comes time to replace, all you need to do is apply a new coating. Finally, it can lower energy costs by helping keep an even temperature in your building.