Fluid Roof Restoration and Commercial Roofing Maintenance
WPS Commercial is a fluid roof restoration and commercial roofing maintenance company specializing in maximizing the life of your roof through a programmed and scheduled approach.
WPS Commercial Roof Maintenance Program was established because we believe there are too few resources for roof owners to establish a mutually beneficial relationship with a roofing maintenance contractor. A vast majority of the industry is dedicated to replacing roofs as opposed to maximizing the life of a roof through programmed maintenance. Roofs are by far the most neglected area of a building. If an owner does venture onto the roof, it is usually to check for a leak. Once they confirm that the roof is still there, they pick up the yellow pages and call the company with the largest display ad. At WPS Commercial, we believe there is a better way to approach the roofing equation. Our approach is defined by inspection, documentation, verification, budgeting, and cost analysis. We maintain the history of the roof asset in a format that any owner, facilities engineer, or board member can pick up and relate to now or in the future. This approach forms the basis upon which good future roofing decisions can be made. Any program espousing scheduled maintenance is sometimes difficult to grasp. Until you experience the long-term benefits of the program, the value is not realized. Whether you enter into a formalized maintenance program or simply use our service for a single repair, our commitment is to protect and extend the value of your roof asset. We hope to become a resource for you.
For nearly a 1/3rd of the cost of an expensive roof replacement, WPS Commercial’s membranes can offer 10,15 and 20 year leak free roofing options.
Why Schedule Roof Maintenance?
The questions always come up… “Why should I spend money on something that isn’t leaking?” or “Can you prove there is a return on the money spent?” or “Why do I need maintenance if I have a warranty?” There is an answer for all these questions. The life of your roof is directly related to how often it is inspected and how quickly small problems are identified and repaired. The federal government, which is the largest building owner in the United States, found that their average roof lasted less than five years before leakage occurred and less than eight years before replacement. A national roofing association has shown that as many as 35% of all roofs do not reach their expectancy.
The following are causes identified with premature roof failure:
- 47% is due to poor workmanship
- 16% is due to poor design
- 9% each is due to faulty materials and weathering
- 8% each is due to trapped moisture or mechanical damage
- 3% is due to roof traffic
Roof Maintenance Education
Our goal at WPS Commercial is to educate as many owners and building managers as possible to the fact that roof maintenance makes economic sense. A roof inspected semi-annually can last as much as 50% longer than one that is visited only when there is a leak. Maintenance with documentation provides you with a written history of repairs, a projected life expectancy, and clear budget numbers for future expenditures. It gives you both knowledge and control, while it protects your asset and provides value to your property.
For nearly a 1/3rd of the cost of an expensive roof replacement, waterproof coatings can extend the life of your roof.
Waterproof coatings work for building owners because they are:
- Cost effective: 1/3rd the cost of replacement
- Water-tight: A water–repellent coating protects the roof surface
- No Interruption to ongoing business – No shutdown time
- Reflective: Keeps inside cooler in the summer
- Energy Efficient: Saves money
- Warranted System: Guaranteed long term protection Immediate Tax Deduction for roof restoration: Write off expense immediately vs. a new roof over 37.5 yrs
Protective Coating Systems bring your roof back to life. . .
Regardless of your roof type, choosing the right coating is essential to extend the life of your roof. WPS Commercial’s Roof Maintenance Program has a solution for you! Remember – “The failure to find and correct minor defects and deterioration in the earliest stages is probably the greatest cause of premature roof problems. ” At WPS Commercial we have the program, we have the expertise, and we have the desire to work with you to maximize your investment. Why not schedule your free consultation today?
Fluid Roof Coatings
We talk a lot about our fluid roof coating systems and how they can save property owners time, money and many headaches. However, many people may still not understand exactly how the process works and the exact benefits of this system. We are going to address the basics of the fluid roof coating system and what it does, how it helps you, and what the benefits are from having one installed.
Before we look at the fluid roof coating process, we want you to understand why we are stand so proudly beside it. There are many different types of roof coatings available today, but the silicone fluid roof coating is widely referred to as the “Cadillac” of them all, and it’s our personal favorite. It is typically the most expensive option when looking the cost to install it, but there is actually a good reason for this increased cost. After years of research and development, silicone has become a strong, UV resistant, moisture curing, non-chalking, environmentally friendly product. If you’d like to learn more about the benefits of any fluid roof coating, call us and we will be happy to discuss it.
Fluid Roof Coating Installation
One of the strengths of a fluid roof coating restoration that we often advertise is the ease of installation and how convenient it is to renew your roof with this system. But what does this really mean for you?
If your roof is old, worn out, leaking, losing energy, getting too hot, or failing in any way that is not structural, then restoring it by means of a fluid coating CAN help you. We simply power wash the roof, apply a primer, and then we would apply the fluid coating to the roof surface.
What Does a Fluid Roof Coating Do?
Once installed, many people don’t know what fluid roof coatings provide, and how they can truly benefit your roof. First and foremost, they provide excellent protection from all of St. Louis’ harsh elements. Fluid coatings create a seamless, waterproof, monolithic membrane that stops leaks immediately and can resist any pooling water. Fluid roof coatings are also reflective, which means that they reflect light instead of absorbing it, keeping the surface of the roof cool despite the sun’s scorching rays. This means your building’s roof stays at the proper temperature with no extra cooling costs for the interior. This fluid roofing system is spray-applied in liquid form directly to the existing roof surface. There are no roof modifications that are required and no major structural changes made. Simply apply the coating to the existing surface and watch the health of your roof improve significantly.
What Happens at the End of the Fluid Roof Coating’s Life?
So, what happens in 10-20 years after we installed a fluid roof coating on your roof? Do we have to tear off the old roof to remove the coating? Nope. Do we have to remove the old fluid and re-apply it all over again? Nope. At the end of the coating’s life, we would simply re-spray a new coating onto the roof’s surface directly onto the previous layer of coating. It is as simple as having us come back and do it the same way it was done before. We would power wash the surface again, but no primer will be required the next time. Once the second layer is applied, your roof is under warranty again for 10, 15 or 20 more years depending on the thickness that we applied the material.
So that’s the basic explanation of Fluid Roof Coatings, what makes them so great, how they are installed, what benefits they provide and what we do at the end of its life to renew the system. If you have any more questions regarding fluid roof coatings, please give us a call. We would love to answer any question you might have.
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