Comprehensive Commercial Roofing Services in Vancouver
AlphaNova Roofing is a leading commercial roofing contractor in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland offering roof installation, repairs, replacement, and maintenance services. With over 10 years of experience in the industry, we are well-versed in the best techniques and methods for providing roofing services that are efficient and affordable. We strictly adhere to the government policies and local municipal standards to ensure that no regulations are violated.
We have a team of professional, qualified, and certified roofers in Vancouver to provide commercial roofing services within the given deadlines. We work to deliver results that suit your needs and meet your expectations while maintaining transparency at all levels.
What Makes Us Different from Other Commercial Roofing Contractors?
FAQs About Commercial Roofing
When you have a commercial roofing job, you need to identify commercial roofing contractors to conduct the work. Many contractors supply commercial roofing services in Vancouver, and we would like to furnish you with some questions to ask when selecting a contractor.
Commercial Roof Maintenance Vancouver
Since commercial roofing is usually flat, rainwater is evacuated by means of drains and scuppers. When leaves, feathers or airborne debris gets into the drainage system, clogs can occur, causing internal leakage and interference with air conditioning systems or other units on the roof.
How AlphaNova Roofing Can Help?
Commercial roof maintenance can be an expensive proposition if not dealt with promptly, and issues are often easier and cheaper to address if discovered early. For this reason, it is important to have regular commercial roof inspections performed by AlphaNova Roofing.
Our team provides a semi-annual commercial roof maintenance service to ensure that your roof is well-cared for. We remove the buildup of waste from your roof, and we check up on the metal flashing, membranes, capping, etc., in order to supply your roof with the proper conditions to last. We provide you with photos of the condition of your roof, which we update in our database with every visit, and we impart information relevant to its upkeep so that you can take whatever preventative measures necessary before a problem arises. It is worth noting that most manufacturers do not guarantee their roofing products without ample cleaning maintenance since gravity alone is not enough to drain a flat roof system.
No two buildings were created alike, and no two roofs are the same. When we make a maintenance plan for your structure, we keep the needs of the building in mind. We don’t offer cookie-cutter solutions and instead enact solutions based solely on necessity. We work to alleviate our client’s concerns through consultation and communication.
The goal of any roof is to last, and at AlphaNova Roofing, we take that to heart when designing your commercial roof’s repair and maintenance plan. Our customized programs focus on prevention, and we work proactively to prevent minor problems from becoming large repair bills. We aim to minimize and eliminate any unexpected repairs, keeping you safe from roof failure.
Our Roof Maintenance Saves You Money
Maintenance Begins with A Roof’s Installation
A new roof must be properly maintained from the time it is installed, and if it is, it will surpass the warranty period that the roof is covered for. You may receive an extended warranty should you purchase a maintenance plan that the manufacturer approves.
Identify Problems Early
A twice-a-year roof inspection is essential. Your maintenance team will be able to identify problems early and solve them quickly and inexpensively. Preventing damage and moisture infiltration are two things a regular inspection will do for a roofing system.
Upkeep for a roofing system is codified in most roof warranties, and the warranty demands regular inspection to be in force should problems arise.
Spend A Little Save A Lot
Regular roof maintenance keeps cost control for your building upkeep budget and prevents early roof failure. Minor repairs are easily shouldered, while a significant outlay of financial capital hurts the bottom line. Spending a few hundred dollars on maintenance is undoubtedly preferable to spending thousands of dollars for a complete roof tear-off.
Common Questions about Commercial Roof Maintenance
Flat Roof Repairs
What Type of Flat Roof Repair & Maintenance Is Needed?
Keeping roof drains free of debris is an important and often neglected maintenance item. In fact, it is perhaps one of the most important flat roof maintenance items, since its neglect could lead to an array of serious problems that would require repairs. If a roof drain becomes clogged, water will pond on the roof. Ponding water is extremely problematic as it can seep into flashing seams and freeze, weakening the seams. Because 90% of all flat roof leaks occur at the flashings, repairs to the lap seams in the base flashings often need to be made.
In general, any ponding that occurs on a flat roof adds additional weight to a building that may not be engineered to accommodate it. While ponding water is the major perpetrator of leaks in flat roofing systems, improper workmanship during initial installation can lead to a lack of proper ventilation, open membrane seams and empty pitch pockets, all of which allow moisture to penetrate the roof. Even small amounts of trapped moisture on a flat roof can lead to blistering, warping, internal leakage, growth of moss or silt, and roof rot.
Commercial Flat Roof Repair and Replacement Services
Flat roofs have been used since ancient times, when they were found mostly in arid climates. Characteristic of middle-eastern styles of architecture, they allowed the roof to be used as an extra living and/or storage area. Today, flat roofing systems are found all around the world on a variety of residential and commercial buildings including schools, hospitals, supermarkets, shopping centers, hotels and factories.
Flat roofs maximize a tenant’s ability to use all space above and below the roof, making them cost-efficient and practical. This style of roof is common in cases where tenants of a building need to be able to access the roof on an ongoing basis for various reasons such as maintenance, frequent building inspections or recreational use. Some common uses of flat roofs include helipads, outdoor restaurant/bar seating and recreational and sport areas such as tennis courts, swimming pools and lounges.
Commercial Flat Roof Repair and Replacement Services Vancouver
Despite the many benefits and uses of flat roofs, this type of roofing system has a relatively short lifespan (usually around 10 years) and requires regular maintenance to ensure its safety and functionality. The most common problem associated with flat roofs is leaking. Leaks can be caused by environmental factors such as UV rays or extreme weather, out-dated roofing technology or improper installation, rooftop equipment installed by unqualified contractors, and standing water on the roofing surface. Any of these occurrences can and will lead to problems that can be costly if not caught in time. For this reason, it is recommended to have a professional perform a roof inspection twice a year, as well as after major storms.
Frequently Asked Questions About Flat Roof Repair and Maintenance
Our Commercial Roofing Services And Solutions
At AlphaNova, we understand the importance of ongoing maintenance and repairs in order to ensure the safety and functionality of flat roofing systems. With over 30 years of experience, we perform flat roof repairs and maintenance on a wide range of flat roofing systems including built-up roofing systems, torch-on and spray-applied coating systems, tar and gravel roofs, and TPO and EPDM roofing systems. Our workers have undergone SOPREMA’s Programme of Affiliation for Quality + Safety (PAQ+S) training program, the most comprehensive of its kind in the industry. As a result, you can rest assured that your flat roof repair will be carried out using the latest waterproofing products and technology as well as safe, efficient working methods.
Call us today to talk to one of our commercial flat roofers and a free roof inspection and quote.
Commercial Flat Roof Replacement
Reasons for roof replacement include roof failure, leakage, aged and worn out materials or a recently purchased property that requires updates. Installing an A/C unit on the roof, a plumbing stack, an exhaust vent, a skylight, or other such additions may also necessitate roof replacement. Should your roof require renewal, depending on its state and your aims, it may be advisable to replace the entire rooftop, or to explore options for partial replacement.
There exists three systems for commercial flat roof replacement. The first can be combined and patched with the second, while the third can only be combined with itself. Your objectives and your budget will determine the best option to meet your needs.
Tar and Gravel System
This is an older, tried and true system which is less common today, but most effective in protecting a flat roof from improper drainage, or ponding. A tar and gravel roof doesn’t have a manufacturer, but is made with four layers of boiled tar and felt, with a “flood coat” of tar on the top and gravel spread evenly over that. A tar and gravel roof can be submerged under water for long periods of time and still last, as there are no seams or cracks where water may seep through.
If you choose to do patchwork on a tar and gravel system, there is a good chance we will opt for a 2-ply system. The 2-ply rolls will effectively adhere to the roof’s protection board as the surrounding tar is torched to help melt the patch into place.
Modified Bitumen 2-Ply System
This system consists of three-foot rolls with a three-inch overlap at the seams and a cap sheet that may be exposed to the sun. This system is more cost-effective than the first, but leaves the building vulnerable to eventual potential leakage issues, as it cannot remain submerged underwater over a long duration due to the creases. If your flat roof has a gentle slope which aids with drainage, and you are diligent about roof maintenance, this may be the option for you. This system may only be repaired with the same system.
This system consists of only the cap. While it’s the most cost-effective option, it has overlap seams, meaning it does not fare well over long periods of submersion under water.
6 Benefits of Hiring AlphaNova Roofing for Commercial Roof Replacement
Trust Us for Commercial Roofing Services
Every building is different, and roofing solutions vary based on the needs of the building. When you need a professional roofing contractor, call us for an estimate that will be tailor-made to suit your facility. Costs associated with roofing work vary based on the needs of the building and roofing system you choose, so you need the good counsel of a professional roofing company like ours at AlphaNova Roofing. We use digital evidence to demonstrate the weaknesses of your current roofing system, and we will make recommendations to correct the problems. To request a quote for your roofing needs, click on the estimate page and provide your contact details for all the information you need to make an informed decision. If you need immediate help with any roofing problems you are experiencing, please call our office today at 604-239-1823.
Commercial Roof Consulting
Our Commercial Roof Consulting Services
Whether your commercial roof needs full or partial replacement, repair, preventative treatment or cleaning, we supply you with the information, options and clarity you require for making educated and wise choices that support the longevity and welfare of your roof. If you plan on installing a heating, ventilation or air conditioning system we suggest that you get a sense of protocol or potential deficiencies in your roof before undergoing the process, and we are available to guide your decisions and save potential headaches, time and money. Please contact us to discuss questions you may have and for price estimates in your area.
What Our Commercial Roof Consulting Services Entail
Our Commercial Roof Consulting ServicesWhether your commercial roof needs full or partial replacement, repair, preventative treatment or cleaning, we supply you with the information, options and clarity you require for making educated and wise choices that support the longevity and welfare of your roof. If you plan on installing a heating, ventilation or air conditioning system we suggest that you get a sense of protocol or potential deficiencies in your roof before undergoing the process, and we are available to guide your decisions and save potential headaches, time and money. Please contact us to discuss questions you may have and for price estimates in your area.
What Our Commercial Roof Consulting Services Entail
Why Choose AlphaNova Roofing for Commercial Roofing Consultations
Commercial roofing work is complex and requires detailed plans to address all the factors involved in the work. The contractor can provide excellent solutions based on sustainable materials that fall within budgetary boundaries, and a quality-roofing consultancy will be able to provide an excellent analysis of the problems. You can expect your roofing consultant to address the following: