If you are in charge of government building roofing at a local, state, or federal level, it is up to you to create a plan to upkeep this vital part of the building’s structure. Here’s a basic rundown of materials, technologies, and sustainability options for government roofing. 

Commercial and Industrial Roofing Materials 

There are pros and cons to each type of roofing material. If you are in charge of a roof replacement of a government building, here’s a summary of roofing materials generally used by government agencies.

Single-Ply Systems

TPO and PVC are single-ply membranes used on low slope and flat roofs. TPO and PVC are designed to be flexible, resistant, and environmentally friendly, but TPO is a bit more weather resistant. Both are typically light-colored and designed to resist heat and the sun’s ultraviolet rays. 

Coating Systems

Roof coatings protect and extend the service life of built-up roofs (BURs), metal, modified-bitumen (mod-bit), and single-ply roofing systems. Acrylic, polyurethane, and silicone coatings protect roof membranes from ultraviolet (UV) degradation and weathering, assist and enhance a system’s fire resistance, and provide a watertight layer on an existing roof. 

Built-Up Roofing System

BUR is the acronym for Built-Up Roofing. This system is assembled on-site using alternate layers of roofing felt and asphalt. BUR systems have longevity in the industry because of its multiple layers. White BUR materials are available to help meet Cool Roof requirements.

Modified Bitumen System

A modified bitumen system is very similar to a BUR roof except that the asphalt used in these systems has been modified by adding synthetic rubberized polymers, which offer increased resistance to cold temperatures. 

Of course, a commercial roofing contractor who works with government agencies will be able to outline the roofing products that would work best for your new roof or roof replacement job. 

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Roofing Technologies 

Roofing technology has advanced dramatically – especially regarding roof repair and inspections. Contractors use drones to survey a roof quickly, and inspectors use thermal imaging to check for moisture and potential leaks. 

Roofing Sustainability

A commercial roof contractor that works with local or federal agencies will be able to outline sustainability plans that can meet the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Agency requirements. We know you are concerned about energy consumption. AAA Roofing offers roofing products with the most energy efficiency. 

Reach out to AAA Roofing to learn more about energy-efficient roofing products for your government agency. We have completed roofing projects on local and federal government buildings and can teach you what you need to know about the most current roofing products.

AAA Roofing is the leading commercial roofer in Boise, ID and throughout California. We do new roofing projects and offer a maintenance program to help your organization save money by prolonging the roof’s life. Contact us today for more information regarding government building roofing projects. 

Key Takeaways About Government Building Roofing Projects

  • Roofing products and materials range significantly in cost. Talk with roofing contractors in your area to learn more about the best materials for your project.
  • Roofing technologies have improved the inspection and repair process – as drones and thermal imaging save money and time.
  • New roof materials can lower energy costs. Learn how the installation of a coating system can ease the burden on a government building’s air conditioning systems.