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How Do I Find a Reliable Residential Roofer for My Home?

Quality roofing systems are essential to your home’s longevity, and it can be highly frustrating when your roof starts to show signs of wear and tear. As a homeowner, you need to care for your roof because it acts as a barrier between the elements. Caring for your roof means finding an excellent residential roofer to work on it before a serious problem develops, especially at the first signs of damage.

But how do you find a reliable residential roofer when a Google search shows up with dozens of results of potentially good—and bad—ones? At Silver Creek Roofing, we have a few suggestions on how you can find the very best residential roofer for your needs.

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5 Questions to Ask Your Commercial Roofer Before Beginning a Project

As the owner of a commercial property, there might come a time when repairing or installing a new roof can no longer be avoided. For example, suppose complaints from tenants about leaks have increased, or customers are getting dripped on every time it rains. In that case, you need a professional commercial roofer to come out and take a look at your situation. Our experts at Silver Creek Commercial Roofing will do a FREE On-Site Inspection of your commercial building to evaluate the problem and offer solutions to fix it.

Once you’ve discussed your options with your commercial roofer, you can start to think about the process itself. Here are five questions to ask your commercial roofer so that you know what to expect while replacement or repairs are going on.

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A roofer installs TPO Roofing over an existing roofing system to help with a leaky roof issue.

How Can TPO Roofing Benefit Your Commercial Building?

Leaky roofs can be costly for building owners, but they are also dangerous because they can lead to wet floors, a known safety hazard. When left unchecked, leaks can lead to conditions that promote mold growth, making it hazardous for humans to breathe. This type of hazard can result in lost production time and extra expenses if medical care becomes necessary for you or the people that use your building. If your commercial building is suffering from too many leaks and drips, then it might be time to look into the benefits of TPO Roofing.

With a new TPO Roofing System from Silver Creek Commercial Roofing, you can rest assured that a leaky roof will no longer be a problem. This single-ply roof membrane system is an excellent alternative to a total roof replacement, and it may be the solution for your aging, leaky roof.

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Get to Know Key Facts, Benefits, and Types of Single-Ply Roofing

Leaks in your commercial roof aren’t just unsightly. They’re downright dangerous! Besides creating a safety hazard with wet floors inside your building, a roof leak can also cause mold to grow, attract insects, and generate higher utility bills. If your commercial roof is leaking, or you’re building a new commercial building, you need to find a long-lasting roofing solution that provides leak protection and is affordable.

With single-ply roofing from Silver Creek Commercial Roofing, you can get an energy-efficient roofing material that has a long lifespan and can be a cost-effective alternative to total roof replacement. Though, you should know a few different types, benefits, and disadvantages when choosing single-ply membranes for your commercial roof.

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Are the Future Benefits Worth the Initial Cost of Metal Roofing?

If your current metal roof is beginning to leak, or if you’re looking to replace your traditional asphalt roof with metal roofing, you are probably wondering if it’s worth the investment to install a new roof. Metal commercial roofs provide many benefits but eventually suffer from age-related problems that require repair or restoration. 

Silver Creek Commercial Roofing can help business owners in the Auburn, Kentucky, and Nashville, Tennessee areas with their commercial roofing problems, like leaks and corrosion. Our team of experienced roofing technicians can ensure you reap the benefits of aluminum or steel roof systems for decades, making your initial roofing investment worth the cost. 

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How to Tell if You’re Getting the Best from Your Commercial Roofing Contractor

The chances are good that you’re here because you’re concerned with the integrity and reliability of your current commercial roofing contractor. After all, a good commercial roofing company doesn’t make you question the quality of service you’re receiving.

With over 10 years of repairing and restoring commercial roofs, Silver Creek Commercial Roofing knows when a previous commercial roofing company didn’t measure up. So, we thought we’d share nine characteristics of a good roofing contractor. If you find your current company isn’t meeting these criteria, call us for a free on-site roof inspection to see the difference a good roofing contractor can make.

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The Cons of Using EPDM for Commercial Roofing

EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer) rubber roofing has been a commercial roofing product for over 40 years. In that time, building owners have found issues with this type of roofing material. It’s known to have age-related weakness, isn’t the most aesthetically pleasing roofing material, and will likely lead to water leaks in your building.

You can resolve some of these disadvantages with your existing EPDM roof by getting a rubber roof membrane coating installed by Silver Creek Commercial Roofing.

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How to Improve the Life of Your Single-Ply Commercial Roofing System

It’s no secret that a single-ply membrane roofing system on your commercial building delivers a long list of benefits, like improved energy efficiency, waterproof protection, fire resistance, and affordability.

Many commercial building owners wonder how they can help improve the lifespan of their single-ply roofing system to protect your building and provide energy cost savings for many years. Whether you have a PVC or TPO single-ply roof, there are several steps you can take to add life to your commercial rooftop.

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Energy Savings & Other Benefits of Rubber Roof Membrane Coating

Spring has sprung, and hot Kentucky and Tennessee summers will be here before you know it. There’s a surging demand for reflective roof coatings to help beat that heat, which is why now is the perfect time to start thinking about ways to simultaneously reduce your energy costs with cool roof technology.

In a previous article, we discussed how to choose between three of the best systems for your flat roofs, including rubber roof membrane coating. Also known as elastomeric coating, rubber roof membrane coating can help reduce your energy bills while also providing leak-proof durability and superior protection.

In this article, we’re going to cover the time and energy savings associated with rubber roof membrane coatings so that you’re more knowledgeable when it’s time to decide on roofing systems for your commercial building.

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What You Need to Know: 8 Myths About Spray Foam Roofing Systems Explained

While it’s true that a polyurethane spray roofing system requires a professional to apply and retouch for routine maintenance, it’s not true that it’s more expensive or less durable than other roofing systems. In today’s blog post, we’re going to discuss eight popular myths you may have heard about spray polyurethane foam (SPF) roofing systems. Silver Creek Commercial Roofing has been a trusted spray roofing system contractor for more than 15 years and has the expertise needed to accurately and professionally apply an SPF roof and help maintain it.

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