Whether you work, shop, or go to the doctor in an office building, studio, or clinic, in a commercial building, the roof above you and everyone else must be able to protect you from the elements and it must be made of commercial grade, sturdy materials. Fortunately for us, the safety standards established by the International Building Code, or the IBC, state that all businesses, no matter the industry, must maintain a roof that provides protection to the building itself as well as those within it. Additionally, the materials with which the roof is designed and how those materials are installed, is all part of having a good roof over your head. Consistent inspections, roof maintenance, and timely repairs are part and parcel of the International Building Code’s requirements, as well.
Because of the frequent fluctuations in temperature that many midwesterners have learned to live and work with, protective roofing materials for commercial businesses in Indiana are not only mandatory, but practical. Even the best laid rooftops can be damaged by heavy rains, incessant snow storms, hail, and the damage often caused by high winds. Indianapolis’ commercial rooftops need to be secure, rugged, and installed by professionals who can ensure the safety and security of your commercial roof. That is where Jackson Contracting comes in.
While we understand that repairs to commercial rooftops can be costly in the short term, not repairing them can prove exorbitant in the long term. Jackson Contracting, Incorporated understands that roofs not only protect the exterior top of the building, but the walls, fax machines, computers, telephones, machinery and every project being worked on, too. A little water damage, particularly in a commercial setting, can prove to be more than a little damaging. It is crucial that operations managers and building maintenance crews evaluate commercial rooftops at least twice a year in order to prevent minor damage from becoming extensive devastation.
The Best Types of Commercial Roofing Materials in Indiana
All rooftops take a beating from the weather, particularly the commercial ones in the Hoosier State. These rooftops must be built to code, maintain specific industry standards, and provide excellent protection. Yet because of these requirements and the weather conditions that cannot be ignored, determining the best type of commercial roofing materials for your business can be challenging. Here, we list just a few of the options Jackson Contracting offers.
Metal Commercial Rooftops in Indianapolis
Commercial installation of metal rooftops is a wise, advantageous, and cost effective decision. Metal is sturdy, long lasting, and largely weather proof. Additionally, metal roofs benefit commercial buildings because they tend to require less maintenance than other types of roofs, are eco-friendly, and conserve energy and cost. Jackson Contracting manufactures the metal we use for our roofing projects and that in turn allows us to offer top notch materials at very reasonable prices. Add to this the fact that frankly, metal rooftops make the top of your building look pretty attractive, and you can add curb appeal to this already exciting commercial rooftop option.
Rubber Commercial Rooftops in IN
The laws governing the installation and repairs of Indiana’s commercial rooftops are meant to ensure the safety, security, and protection of the buildings and people who work in them. Jackson Contracting is licensed to provide roofing services to private homes and businesses alike, and has found in both, that rubber roofing systems are an excellent defense against the elements. Not only do we provide both installation and repairs of rubber commercial roofing, but we also furnish customers with a certified check up and review service to make sure their rubber rooftops are maintained at the highest standards of commercial roofing.
Additional Options for Commercial Rooftops in Indianapolis
There are a host of commercial rooftop options beyond metal and rubber. Asphalt shingles for example, come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors, and can be made to match your building’s outer decor. Asphalt shingles are extremely durable and wind resistant, have a traditional commercial rooftop look, and are less expensive than other types of commercial materials.
Retrofit commercial roofing is another option Jackson Contracting offers. Known for its cost effectiveness and longevity, retrofit systems attach to existing flat or minimally sloped rooftops. Made of steel, these retrofit system rooftops consist of custom made panels that fit within a framework built over pre- existing commercial rooftops. Retrofit systems are often chosen because they are easy to maintain, environmentally friendly, and hold up well under all sorts of weather conditions.
Roof coatings, another service Jackson Contracting provides, can be sprayed over existing commercial rooftops that both waterproof and seal any gaps in your current commercial roof. Roof coatings can be expected to last for at least 10 years and have proven successful in sealing and protecting pipes, chimneys, and other parts of commercial rooftops.
Commercial Roof Damage and Maintenance in Indianapolis
Commercial rooftops are tasked with a good deal of building protection and as such, must be monitored carefully for any and all types of water damage. Standing water or bubbles that form in, around, or over pipes, gutters, or anywhere really on a commercial rooftop, indicate that water runoff is not as free flowing as it should be. This is significant because an accumulation of water can cause leaks, damage, and erosion. In addition, shingle tears, gaping flashing, rips in metal seams and unattended weather damage can also wreak havoc on a commercial rooftop.
The life of a commercial rooftop can be extended by regular and consistent assessments of drain pipes, vents, and downspouts. Making sure that none of these are obstructed by leaves or other debris, and that water run off is smooth are critical factors in the upkeep of a commercial rooftop. Using a contractor that is licensed to perform these assessments, proper installation, as well as necessary and timely repairs, greatly adds to the durability and sustainability of any commercial rooftop in Indianapolis. All that said, Jackson Contracting is licensed and ready to help your commercial building have the sturdiest rooftop around.