Commercial roofing is also known as flat roofs since most commercial buildings have them. A flat roof is the most exposed, abused and stressed element in a commercial building. It is the area of the building that has the longest exposure to the UV rays from the sun every day, the roof doesn’t have independent movement as it moves with the walls as they experience thermal movement.
Having a flat roof allows for pedestrian traffic to occur, mostly because the air conditioning equipment is placed on the roof and needs to be maintained. This condition leaves the roof surface vulnerable to abuse and neglect.
The long term protection of the interior of a commercial building starts with proper design and execution of the installation of the roofing system followed by a periodic maintenance program.