Your roof is one of the most important parts of your building, and a properly installed and maintained roof will provide reliable service, protecting your estate and all its occupants for many years.
As you plan your next project, it’s important to ensure that all decisions to upgrade are based on the current condition and performance of the roof through a roof survey to ensure you remove the unknowns from your budgeting process.
Whether you are looking to refurbish an existing roof or undertake a new-build project at your school, there are a variety of roofing systems to consider to ensure you specify the right system for the right application. We’ll take a closer look at some of the best waterproofing systems to consider for commercial roofs.
With an extremely long lifespan of up to 50 years, modified bituminous flat roofing membranes are durable enough to withstand whatever weather conditions come their way and flexible enough to contour easily to the shape of the building without cracking.
Waterproofing membranes are available in two kinds of application methods: bitumen roofing membranes are either torch-on or self-adhesive (flame-free), both options can be designed into tapered roof insulation schemes that will mitigate ponding water and improve the overall thermal efficiency of the building.
A trusted material for high-performance waterproofing, here are some of the advantages and disadvantages of modified bitumen roofing membranes:
Offering quick installation and aesthetically striking results, standing seam metal roofs are popular for new-build, refurbishment and asbestos encapsulation projects. Metal roofs are incredibly low maintenance, making them ideal for businesses, and are 100% recyclable at the end of their life.
Standing seam metal roofing can last for up to 50 years, making it one of the most durable and long-lasting options on the market. A popular choice for specifiers across the UK, here are some of the advantages and disadvantages of the stand seam metal system:
Flame-free roofing systems have become an increasingly important solution to the education and healthcare sector’s flat and low-pitched roofing requirements, significantly mitigating the danger of roof fires.
Liquid applied roofing systems can be tailored to strengthen and waterproof a failing roof as part of a refurbishment project or be used in new-build projects looking for a smooth and modern aesthetic finish.
Here are some of the key advantages and disadvantages of cold-applied liquid systems:
Green roofs can be combined with bituminous roofing membranes, liquid applied and standing seam metal systems to provide long-lasting waterproofing and multiple benefits to an estate’s environmental initiatives. By improving the thermal efficiency of a building, a green roof can also contribute to your site’s net-zero carbon operational targets.
Many businesses are now incorporating solar PV panels, such as Garland’s Solarise system, into their roofing design to significantly reduce the operational carbon output and save money on the overall running costs.
Here we take a look at the advantages and disadvantages of extensive green roofs:
From weekly site visits and detailed system queries to specification writing and maintenance advice, we are on hand to help you make your project decisions as easy as possible.
With a breadth of waterproofing solutions to consider on the market today, Garland UK can support your next roofing project with expert advice from a local Technical Manager, to make sure that the right system is used for the right specification.