While the purpose is the same, commercial roofing is very different from conventional roofing, despite persistent myths. Read on as your premier commercial roofing installation company in Essex County, Dior Construction, debunks some of these myths.
MYTH: The More Insulation, the Better
It’s easy to assume that the more insulation you add to your roof, the better it is. But the truth is, too much insulation is detrimental to your roof’s overall performance. The excess insulation will only trap moisture and damage the substrate. A dark and moist environment is perfect for mold and mildew growth. Also, the adhesive used in certain commercial roofing systems may also become weakened by the excess moisture. During roofing installation, commercial roofing contractors measure the required insulation to ensure such problems don’t occur.
MYTH: You Can Reuse Moist Insulation
Insulation is not reusable once it’s wet, not just because the excess moisture can actually cause damage to the roof deck or substrate, but because insulation tends to clump in this state. This is why commercial roofing contractors will recommend complete insulation removal and replacement in the event roofing water intrusion is detected.
MYTH: Anyone Can Install or Repair a Commercial Roof
Roofs are carefully designed systems, especially in commercial applications. Consider the roofing selection process: roofing systems aren’t chosen just because the property owner likes a certain type of material. The existing building, as well as environmental factors, should be put into consideration before a choice is made. The wrong choice of roofing systems can result in extensive damage, or even premature replacement, when high winds or storms strike the area.
When hiring a roofing contractor, choose the one who is trained and certified for commercial roofing installations. They require a different set of skills and know-how compared to residential installations. If your commercial property relies on continuous business operations, the last thing you need is a disruption caused by improperly installed roofing.
To learn more about our commercial roof repair, maintenance and installation services, call Dior Construction today at (201) 470-5077. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule a free, no-obligation quote. We serve Essex County, NJ, and the surrounding areas.