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Commercial Roofing Houston TX

Jamie Ndungu - Sunday, April 15, 2018

Whether your commercial roof plans call for specialized accents or construction, or is a commercial flat roof or metal roof of a warehouse, industrial center or distribution center, Longhorn has the new construction industry experience you require. We work with multiple disciplines, contractors, engineers, architects and owners to provide the roofing solution you require for your building. In addition, Longhorn Roofing does it all, with minimal or no impact on your daily business operations. We are the roofing experts you can rely on for commercial roofing in Houston, TX.


Commercial Roofing Houston TX

Providing a professional roof installation with superior quality and reliability begins with the proper preparation of the roof. A professional roofing job by experts helps to assure the expected roofing life span, performance and the protection of your business. Longhorn Construction roofing professionals identify roofing problems, and provide the required repair bringing it to code, before the installation of a new roof. Superior craftsmanship in provides a solid base for your choice of new roofing material. It is also an important factor in a long-lasting roof, and the protection of your building, its contents, employees, customers and the business you conduct within it.  

In addition to new roofs, and re-roofing, we offer roof repairs that maintain your warranty. When roofing lacks a warranty, we provide quality repairs you can rely on. In fact, our expertise goes further. We offer roof restoration, including the restoration required for metal roofing. There is no reason metal roofing cannot last a century or longer when properly cared for. With care, the metal roof can last indefinitely, unless a storm causes damage. For the majority of metal roofing, restoration is a solution that enables your roof to continue lasting. Our experienced commercial roof repair team provides a job done right the first time with all types of roofing materials. Longhorn Commercial Roofing works with property managers, building owners and provides multiple facility repairs, installation, restoration, spray foam roofing, and roof coatings. We offer the services you need for all your commercial roofing in Houston, TX needs.

When your business has a leak in its commercial roofing in Houston, TX, it is important to locate the leak and provide the repair before damage to the building, its contents and equipment, or an interruption of production and operations can occur. Roof leaks require prompt attention, as the results of neglect can not only be costly, but can cause unsafe conditions. We can provide you with reliable commercial roof repair or replacement, and our estimates are free. With over 40 years of experience, you can rely on Longhorn Construction for quality roof repair, roof installation and roof coatings.

Surface preparation is essential for the long-term performance of your commercial roofing in Houston, TX. Advantages of the roof coating include:

  • ENERGY STAR® and LEED certified
  • Extends the lifespan of existing roofs
  • Remains flexible in extreme temperatures
  • Assists in protecting the roof against surface damage
  • When properly installed provides full adherence to existing substrate
  • Minimal maintenance
  • Class A fire resistant
  • Provides protection against high winds and hail
  • Provides a monolithic (seamless) membrane for greater leak protection of your commercial roofing in Houston, TX
  • Seals leaks and protects against the elements
  • Elastomeric roof coating provides a cool roof by protecting the roof surface from the sun’s heat and UV rays, and reflects up to 85% of the harmful rays away from the roof, while reducing the roof temperature, and the building's interior temperature.
  • Available in energy saving reflective white and other colors
  • Provides a light weight alternative, and in many situations, can prevent the need for installing a replacement roof
  • Your business does not need to shut down for installation.
  • Your business can continue normal operations without the need to shut down   

 

In addition to roof repair, we provide commercial roof coatings for your existing roof. Elastomeric roof coatings are a proven method for water proofing existing roofs, and for providing a monolithic, or seamless roof. Roof coatings can be used on almost all types of commercial roofing, and a product is available specific to each roof type. However, roof coating requires extensive experience and training in order to receive the proper application.

Business owners often choose a white tint to their roof coating for additional energy savings and reduced indoor temperatures. It also assists in reducing the heat island effect in cities, by reflecting heat away. Roof coatings also eliminate landfill waste, and the fees involved. A growing number of building owners are choosing to add white reflective roof coatings to brand new roofing. The reasons are pretty straight forward. In addition to those previously stated, a roof coating protects the new roof underneath it, and helps to extend its lifespan. Furthermore, roof coatings may qualify you for rebates after installation. You can rely on our experience, as all our experienced installers are certified for a professional application of roof coatings on your commercial roofing in Houston, TX.

Why You Should Choose Longhorn Roofing

Quality materials and superior workmanship are essential for achieving long lasting commercial roofing in Houston, TX for your building. We focus on providing first quality workmanship and attention to detail. Together, these three ensure you receive a first quality roof for an extended lifespan. In addition, our experienced and highly trained crews attend routine seminars regarding product updates and guidelines. Mandatory safety and installation training is required, ensuring your roofing project is OSHA compliant and completed by roofers with the highest experience, knowledge and up-to-date training possible. Give Longhorn Construction a call today for a free commercial roof estimate.




Commercial Roofing in Houston, TX – Avoid the Wrong Contractor

Jamie Ndungu - Thursday, March 15, 2018

Whenever a rather treacherous storm rolls through, you will almost always run across an unfortunate story of someone of was in need of roof repairs being taken advantage of by someone who presented themselves as a professional and expert roof contractor. While, here at Longhorn, our trade is commercial roofing, the following five questions can be applied to any trade or contractor other than just roofing contractors that provide disaster relief services. 

Commercial Roofing in Houston, TX –  Avoid the Wrong Contractor

  1. Are they insured and licensed? – Before hiring a roofing contractor that specializes in commercial roofing in Houston, TXmake sure that their credentials are current and in good standing. Make sure that you get a copy of their certificate of insurance, too. Inspect the insurance to make sure that it provides adequate coverage should ever a claim arise. 

  1. What is their safety record? – All professional commercial roofing companies should put safety first. Most will also provide routine OSHA safety training for their crews and it is wise to inspect and make sure the companies EMR, otherwise known as Experience Modification Rates, matches any verbal assurance that they give. A solid EMR history with an average rating under 1 is a good indication that the company prioritizes and creates a safe working environment. 

  1. Specific Commercial Roofing Quote – A roofing contractor will not be able to provide you with a reliable scope of work without having a complete understanding and technical analysis of your buildings roofing system. Before you receive a quote, a genuine professional company will survey the building’s roof using state of the art technology such as infrared moisture scans. Without a complete survey it will only be guess work on the estimate. 

  1. Communication and Accountability – Unprofessional contractors might make an appearance twice. Once, on the first day of the project and the on the last day to deliver the bill. A reliable and professional roofing contractor will communicate often, be at the ready for unforeseen problems, and have readily available solutions when problems do arise. This is possible because the job sites from a reliable and professional roofing contractor will be overseen by on-site supervisors who ensure that the process will go as smoothly and efficiently as possible for the benefit of the customer. 

  1. Available Resources – Even if the roofing contractor you are seriously considering is able to stand up to the first four questions, they might not be able to take up the task that you need done. The very last question you should ask a roofing contractor that you are potentially hiring is to find out if they are equipped to finish the project you need completed in a timely manner. 

Most of the time we will have the ability to spend the time needed to investigate and determine whether or not a contractor is the perfect fit for a job needed. However, times where natural disaster strike, many commercial building owners and facility managers will find themselves forced to make quick and decisive decisions. It is during these times of crisis, where questions like the ones above can come in handy in order to provide clarify and precise answers to what matters in determining whether a commercial roofing contractor is up to the task or not. 

Longhorn Commercial roofing can assist with all of your commercial roofing in Houston, TX needs. Whether you need the work done in a month or immediately, you can count on the expertise and experience from our team to provide you with superior and professional results.  If you need commercial roofing repair or installation services do not hesitate to get in touch with us today to speak with one of our professional team members about your needs. You can’t go wrong when you choose Longhorn Commercial roofing for all of your commercial roofing in Houston, TX needs. 

About Longhorn Commercial Roofing

For many years Longhorn Commercial Roofing has been leading the pack as a top commercial roofing and general commercial contractor company. With impeccable customer service, competitive pricing, superior results and professionalism that is hard pressed to beat, Longhorn Commercial Roofing has been assisting clients across the nation with their construction needs. If you are looking for commercial roofing in Houston, TX then do not hesitate to give us a call.

From the very first day of our inception, we made a rock solid commitment to focus on three primary objectives; superior customer service, competitive pricing and an ethical approach to business practices. With decades of experience under our belt, and projects that span more than 2.7 billion square feet of roofing, your satisfaction is guaranteed. Longhorn Commercial Roofing also offers one of the best warranties in the industry; 20 year renewable warranties for roofs that we install. You can rest assured knowing that when you choose Longhorn Commercial Roofing for commercial roofing in Houston, TX that you are in very capable and professional hands. 

Longhorn Commercial Roofing looks forward to serving our clients with impeccable customer service while being able to promote an ECO-friendly, long lasting, energy efficient construction solution for your needs with commercial roofing in Houston, TX and other general commercial contractual needs. At Longhorn Commercial Roofing our goal at building a better world for not only our clients and their customers but for future generations to come through foresight, innovation and most of all uncompromised integrity is but just a call away.  If you are looking for commercial roofing in Houston, TX or any other related needs then do not hesitate to give us a call today to speak with one of our professional representatives who will answer your questions. 




Commercial Roofing in Houston, TX – Problems with Roofs

Matt Parker - Thursday, February 15, 2018

Commercial Roofing in Houston, TX – Like most things in life, eventually a commercial roof will break down and need either repair work or complete replacement.  Roofs are one of those overlooked components of a structure that not much attention is given too until something happens. Even then when there are minor leaks, some business owners will continue to ignore the problem until it becomes much larger.  Ignoring these problems for an aging roofs that has been weathered and has had a lack of maintenance are all factors that can lead to disastrous consequences. If you are currently experiencing problems with your commercial roofing and need assistance then give Longhorn Commercial Roofing in Houston, TX a call now.

Commercial Roofing in Houston, TX – Problems with Roofs

Different Problems that can occur with Commercial Roofing

Crazing – This is the proliferation of fine cracks on single-ply membrane, and if it is not taken care of it will eventually lead to leaks and roof failure. One solution to crazing is roof coating applications. For more information on solutions for crazing get in touch with Longhorn Commercial Roofing in Houston, TX today.

Seam Failure – This can happen for multiple reasons. Shrinkage and the loss of elasticity over time is one and aging and weathering degrading the seams is another. In order to prevent seam failure, the commercial roofing should have routine inspection and maintenance. When problems arise, prompt repair will be essential. Seam failure can also happen after unprofessional roofing installs during the installation process.

Roof Leaking – Roof leaks commonly occur around the flashing whenever it becomes loose, due to seal loss, or has been damaged. Flashing is installed around the perimeter and intrusions of the roof.  There are roofing solutions that require no flashing and can minimize the possibility of leaks. For more information contact Longhorn Commercial Roofing in Houston, TX.

Alligatoring – Alligatoring is a problem that can occur to smooth surface asphalt roofing systems.  Alligatoring is where the surface will develop cracking due to the asphalt drying out from sunlight. This cracking can extend completely through the roof, allowing for leaks and other damage from the elements.

Ponding – Experienced from flat or low sloped commercial roofing systems. This is where water will pool up on the roof. It can not only accelerate the deterioration of a commercial roof but it can also be the source of fungi, algae, sediment deposits and can even experience vegetation growth. Due to the accumulation of the weight of the water, over time the areas experiencing ponding will increase in size and compromise the integrity of the roof. As the areas and weight increases, eventually it can cause the commercial roofing structure to collapse.  If you are experiencing ponding on your commercial roof then get in touch with Longhorn Commercial Roofing in Houston, TX to schedule an appointment for repairs at your earliest convenience.

Clogged Gutters – When gutters become clogged, they can cause storm water to back up and this can result in both structural and even foundation damage with a commercial structure. Gutters should be inspected on a periodic basis in order to prevent the possibility of gutter back up.

Blistering – Blistering is a process where moisture will become trapped within the membrane plies of a roofing system. When outdoor temperatures increase, the moisture will vaporize and expand; this will form blistering on the membrane. Blistering weakens the roofing’s membrane and can eventually result in roof failure if repairs are not provided promptly.

Commercial metal roofing is one of the best investments for a commercial building that qualifies. A metal roof can potentially last a lifetime with proper care and maintenance. Metal roofing applications requires very little maintenance for the first few decades. However, routine inspection and annual cleaning is the best tool to making sure that the commercial metal roof will last a lifetime. Usually, after the first few decades, the protective coating applied to commercial metal roofing will need to be re-applied in order to continue protecting the metal, preventing the possibility of rusting.  If you would like to learn more about commercial grade metal roofing and how your business’s roofing system may benefit from it then do not hesitate to get in touch with Longhorn Commercial Roofing today and we will be more than happy to answer any of your questions and / or concerns.

About Longhorn Commercial Roofing

For many years Longhorn Commercial Roofing has been leading the pack as a top commercial roofing and general commercial contractor company. With impeccable customer service, competitive pricing, superior results and professionalism that is hard pressed to beat, Longhorn Commercial Roofing has been assisting clients across the nation with their construction needs. If you are looking for commercial roofing in Houston, TX then do not hesitate to give us a call.

From the very first day of our inception, we made a rock solid commitment to focus on three primary objectives; superior customer service, competitive pricing and an ethical approach to business practices. With decades of experience under our belt, and projects that span more than 2.7 billion square feet of roofing, your satisfaction is guaranteed. Longhorn Commercial Roofing also offers one of the best warranties in the industry; 20 year renewable warranties for roofs that we install. You can rest assured knowing that when you choose Longhorn Commercial Roofing for commercial roofing in Houston, TX that you are in very capable and professional hands.

Longhorn Commercial Roofing looks forward to serving our clients with impeccable customer service while being able to promote an ECO-friendly, long lasting, energy efficient construction solution for your needs with commercial roofing in Houston, TX and other general commercial contractual needs. At Longhorn Commercial Roofing our goal at building a better world for not only our clients and their customers but for future generations to come through foresight, innovation and most of all uncompromised integrity is but just a call away.  If you are looking for commercial roofing in Houston, TX or any other related needs then do not hesitate to give us a call today to speak with one of our professional representatives who will answer your questions.