If you’re shopping around for a new roof installation or a roof replacement, you’ve likely already realized that there are no shortage of options. If you’re considering the possibility of a new installation, you want to make sure you’re taking the time to research your choices to get your new facility operations started right. This will save you a lot of hassle and potential downtime in the long run. If you’re replacing an existing roof system, the easy answer is a one-for-one replacement. But that may not always be your best decision. A roof replacement is a great time to upgrade an outdated roof to a more energy-efficient or long-term roofing solution.
Roofing Solutions for Southern California
Southern California has a unique climate, so it’s critical that your business has a roof that’s optimized for those conditions. Here are the five roofing systems we most frequently recommend for companies in Southern California.
1. White Single-Ply Roofing
In Southern California, we get plenty of sunlight. It only makes sense to choose a roofing system that protects against water entry and simultaneously keeps your facility cooler. Choosing a PVC or TPO roofing membrane system provides reliability, light-weight installation, ease of general maintenance and is completely Title -24 compliant for use in Southern California. This means it is rated as a Cool Roof system. The bright white reflectivity of these roof systems will make a huge difference on your buildings roof top heat levels.
2. Liquid- Applied Roof Systems (Coatings)
Coating systems have really come of age and in Southern California have proved to be incredibly reliable roof renovation systems. With the advanced Acrylics, Urethanes and Silicone coating systems now available to us, restoration of an old and failing roof system is easy, non-intrusive, efficient and very affordable. With warranties available from 10 to 20 years Coating Systems are a proven and recommended alternative to reroofing.
3. Foam Roofing
Foam Roofing provides the owner with an excellent way to obtain a very reliable seamless roof system with the added benefit of gaining thermal efficiency as well. The application of a foam roof system provides added R-value to the roofing system and the flexibility of the sprayed foam application allows us to fill in low areas of the roof, build slope where needed, add excellent flashing capability for all penetrations and fully seal the entire roof system with the same roofing material throughout. When top-coated with a durable roof coating the system is long-lasting, easily maintained, provides excellent thermal value and is fully renewable – providing the owner with the ability to keep the roof performing for decades to come.
4. Econo-Shield Roof System
The Econo-Shield Roof system combines the best features of the sprayed foam roof system (pond filling, solid flashing sealing, wall sealing) with the added waterproofing of an asphalt emulsion sealant and the benefits of a bright white top-coating. This 12-year warranted system can be paid for over three years providing the owner with an excellent way to manage their reroofing budget dollars and all with little intrusion during the install process.
5. BUR ( Built-Up Roofing)
Built Up Roofing (BUR) has been around over 180 years and is still performing strong. Hot asphalt and roof felts combined on the roof to provide an excellent water barrier. With a bright-white Title-24 cap-sheet final layer, the roof is ready for all the weather thrown at it. CIS has many years of experience installing and maintaining BUR roof systems.
The Next Step to a New Roof
Want to learn more about optimal roofing solutions for the Southern California region? Contact the roofing experts at C.I. Services to find out more today.