Commercial Roofing FAQ
Flat RoofIf you are looking for a flat roofing contractor in Birmingham, AL, call us! We service customers throughout central Alabama. We always provide our clients with a free inspection and we gladly bill your insurance company for you.
TPO RoofingThermoplastic Polyolefin, or TPO, is commonly used in commercial roofing settings. The material is durable, lightweight, and energy-efficient, so a reduction in your cooling costs is likely. TPO is a polymer blend made with various rubbers, reinforcing fillers, polypropylene, and polyethylene. These polymers are infused with UV absorbing agents and flame retardants, making TPO fire and wind resistant.
TPO is a cooling roofing material that is Energy-star rated. Many people refer to TPO roofing as green roofing. So, another advantage of using this roofing material is that it is good for the environment. It is important that we all do our part to keep the world a great place. Why not start with the roof that you use on your business? There’s tax credits, local credits, and energy credits in store for those who select the TPO flat roof system.
Firestone, Genflex, and Carlisle are among the TOP manufacturers offering quality roofing products. Cardinal Roofing works with the top TPO manufactures, giving you choices and assurance in quality products.
Roof CoatingRoof coating is used over an existing flat roof to extend its durability and lifetime. With the coating applied, the roof becomes a highly reflective surface that offers a range of benefits small and large. Many types of roof coatings are available, each consisting of liquefied polymers.
Benefits you’ll enjoy when using roof coating with your new flat roof installation include:
- Preserve your roof, protecting it from excessive heat, cracks, splits, and more
- Extend the lifetime of your roof
- Further reduce cooling/energy costs
- Several types of flat roof coating available
Roof coating is inexpensive and while it is ideal to install when installing your new flat roof, Cardinal Roofing pros can come back to the scene and add the coating at a later time as well. Roof coating provides business owners throughout Birmingham added protection to their investment as well as peace of mind. Knowing that a high-quality roof has been installed by Cardinal Roofing, with roof coating, is all the peace of mind you need.
EPDM RoofingKnown for its superior strength and durability, EPDM has been used on commercial businesses and homes for more than four decades. Not only is it one of the oldest types of roofing materials available, it’s also one of the most trusted. EPDM, or ethylene propylene diene terpolymer, is oftentimes used on low-slope buildings throughout Birmingham, but it’s popularity extends throughout the country.
EPDM roofing is resilient, durable, and affordable, helping reduce energy costs and carbon footprint. Both a white reflective and black EPDM roofing colors are available. The flexible material is great for cold weather conditions and is resistant to hail damage, UV rays, and thermal shock.
It is up to you to maintain your EPDM roof after Cardinal Roofing installs the piece. Caring for the roof isn’t difficult, luckily, especially with the help of our roofing experts. The reward of proper care and maintenance is a roof that provides a lifetime of around 30 years.