Milwaukee Commercial Roofing
Flat Roof Construction, Inspection and Repair
All commercial roofing systems we install are waterproof, durable, and energy efficient. Our full-time, highly experienced flat roof contractors work with all commercial flat roofing types and provide 100% reliable roof repairs. Infinity Exteriors has the best pricing on flat roof installation and repair among reputable roofing companies offering the same level of service and warranty. Our roofers work with exacting attention to detail and we will not waste your money. We back our new roof systems and repairs with the best roofing warranty in the industry. All of our foremen have at least 10 years of roofing experience and extensive training, which means you’re not just getting a roofer, you’re getting an expert.
Contact our Milwaukee commercial roofing experts for durable, energy efficient, waterproof flat roofing installation.
Commercial Roof Repair in Wisconsin
A crack in your roofing system compromises the stability of your entire roof. What began as a small leak in your flat roof is now a huge problem for your business. Infinity Exteriors, LLC, Southeast Wisconsin’s number one commercial roofing contractor, performs comprehensive flat roof repair at competitive prices. Businesses from the East Side of Milwaukee to shores of Oconomowoc contact us for commercial flat roof leak repairs.
Infinity Exteriors, LLC is committed to ensuring your business gets the best service possible. Backed by the best warranties in the business, commercial roof repair services from Infinity Exteriors, LLC are nothing short of exemplary.
Commercial Roof Inspection Checklist
If you suspect your commercial roof might be damaged don’t hesitate, contact Infinity Exteriors, LLC! We ensure businesses in Waukesha and Milwaukee County have a safe commercial roofing system over their heads. Our team of certified roof inspectors follow a multi-point checklist to analyze the condition of your flat or low slope commercial roof. Infinity Exteriors, LLC checks for debris, damage and cracks inside and outside.
Infinity Exteriors, LLC knows how to inspect a commercial roof for damage. Whether your business has a PVC, asphalt & gravel, TPO or other form of roofing system our expert contractors will guarantee your roof stays healthy.
Wisconsin Commercial Roofing Maintenance
Regular roof inspections are the easiest way to ensure the health of your low-slope of flat roof. Most modern commercial flat roof systems in Wisconsin feature fluid applied or bitumen roofing materials. These are easy to repair once damage is found. Businesses from Whitefish Bay to Mukwonago rely on Infinity Exteriors, LLC to maintain the health of their commercial roof. Our certified commercial roofing contractors monitor cracks, debris and more.
A compromised flat roof system could spell disaster for your business and cost you thousands! Schedule annual commercial roof maintenance with Infinity Exteriors, LLC and keep your roof healthy for years to come.
TPO roofing systems are among the fastest growing commercial roofing products, especially in recent years as their cost has lowered to be competitive with EPDM systems. This roofing system is constructed out of a combination of polypropylene and ethylene-propylene to create a unique and durable roof. One of the major advantages of TPO roofing products is white coloration which does not have the heat absorption of black rooftops and makes for lower cooling costs.
TPO products come in wide sheets and easy to install seams which helps reduce installation costs, compared to EPDM Roofing which has more steps in the installation process. This type of roofing is also popular for “green” buildings as it doesn’t contain plasticizers. The durability and overall cost effectiveness of TPO commercial roofing products is excellent and even resists UV radiation damage. Contact Infinity Exteriors of Waukesha today to learn more about the best values on TPO roofing from any Milwaukee commercial roofing contractor.
EPDM Rubber Roofing
The traditional leader among flat commercial roofing products, EPDM is a weatherproof, economical solution to your commercial roofing needs. This type of roofing is constructed of a synthetic rubber compound, making it extremely durable and resistant to UV radiation. EPDM roofing is versatile and long-lasting, even in the harsh Wisconsin elements. While the black coloration of EPDM rubber can lead to higher cooling costs compared to TPO roofing, in Wisconsin the costs are much less than in Southern states.
Call Infinity Exteriors of Waukesha today to learn about the advantages of each of our commercial roofing products, and get the best value on commercial roofing in Milwaukee.
Neogard Roof Coating
Replacing your roof is not always the best option. Neogard is the world's leading producer of elastormeric coatings used in construction. These quality roof coatings are designed to provide protection from weather elements on a variety of roofing types and increase overall durability. With 45 plus years in polymeric coatings technology and over 80 years in the coating industry, no other brand has better experience.
Products from Neogard have been used on some of the most prestigious projects around the world and by leading architects and engineers. Full certifications from the Underwriters Laboratories and Factory Mutual on all products.
Fluid Applied Roofing Systems
A simple alternative to asphalt & gravel roofing, fluid applied roofing systems from Infinity Exteriors, LLC create a seamless bond on commercial flat roofs. Fluid applied roofing systems including urethane and polyurea are a popular choice for Wisconsin businesses as the seamless membrane will not crack during cold weather. Sprayed Polyurethane Foam (SPF) insulation is frequently covered using fluid applied roofing systems such as silicone and acrylic.
Contact Infinity Exteriors, LLC and learn how a fluid applied roofing system can benefit your business.
Bitumen Roof Systems
Bitumen roofing material is the critical cap of Built-Up-Roof (BUR) systems. Many Wisconsin business owners favor bitumen roofing as it offers comprehensive waterproofing and weather resistance. When installed by a certified roofing contractor like Infinity Exteriors, LLC bitumen roofing systems resist cracks caused by cold weather contraction better than asphalt & gravel systems. Bitumen roofing systems are available for BUR, and as standalone SBS modified and APP modified materials.
Contact Milwaukee's bitumen roof experts at Infinity Exteriors, LLC today.
PVC Roofing Materials
A low cost, flexible roofing solution, PVC roofing membranes from Infinity Exteriors, LLC ensure commercial flat roofs are protected from all manner of damage. Most flat roofs experience heavy ponding, especially in Wisconsin during the spring thaw. A PVC membrane creates a watertight seal which prevents water penetration and protects the roofing substrate. Once the sun comes out in summer, PVC membranes protect roofs from UV damage.
Contact Infinity Exteriors, LLC today to learn more about commercial PVC roofing membranes.
Commercial Flat Roof Materials and Coating
Infinity Exteriors offers GAF, Versico and Mulehide TPO and EPDM rubber roofing products for new installations, repairs and commercial roof replacements. Fluid-applied roofing systems are a popular alternative to flat roof replacement and provide seamless waterproofing. Our experienced flat roof contractors can also apply polyurethane-based Neogard roof coating to extend the life of your low-slope roof.
For hardy, long-lasting weather resistance we install built-up roofing (aka asphalt & gravel roofing) and modified bitumen waterproof membranes on commercial buildings. PVC single ply roofing is also available as a low-cost, low-maintenance commercial roofing material.
Advantages of Flat Roofs
Flat roofs cost less to build than pitched commercial roofs, with less roofing material required and faster, easier installation. Low-slope roof maintenance is also generally more affordable than steep slope upkeep as they are easier to walk on and inspect.
Flat roofs also create usable space on the roof area for your air conditioning units, solar panels or other equipment. Energy efficient flat roof systems improve thermal insulation and are also an ideal choice for regions with high winds.
Are flat roofs really flat?
Flat roofs are never completely level. Flat roofs are also called low-slope roofs and have very slight pitch. A low slope is enough to drain water as long as the flat roof is installed properly.
Low slope roofs are more prone to leaks and ponding than pitched roofs, but if you’re having frequent problems with leaks or cracks it’s because the roof was poorly installed or improperly maintained.
Common Commercial Roofing Problems
The Basics: Heavy rain and snow on a commercial roof can form puddles which wear away at the roof material. The water then works its way inside, creating a leak.
Why it happens: Many commercial buildings have flat roofing. A perfectly flat surface will not drain naturally after it rains or snows. Standing or ponding water can lead to expensive leaks.
How to prevent it: Professional roofing installation from Infinity Exteriors on a “flat” roof will include low slopes with a very slight pitch to drain water. Other features like flashing materials and gutters will also promote better drainage.
The Basics: Flashing weatherproof material is used to reinforce roof joints and seams. Leaks around flashing can weaken already vulnerable areas of the roof.
Why it happens: Chimneys, windows, and HVAC systems all create gaps in roofing material requiring flashing. If the flashing is not installed correctly, it won’t keep water out.
How to prevent it: Infinity Exteriors will recommend the right material and style flashing for your roof. will give you an estimate on installing and replacement so you know the costs upfront.
The Basics: Certain roofing materials like PVC or EPDM membranes can shrink under extreme conditions.
Why it happens: DIY roofing projects may mix incompatible materials, leading to a weaker membrane more prone to shrinkage. Poor installation may result in an ill-fitting roof with shrunken sections.
How to prevent it: Professional roof installation will result in a better fit with the right materials, reducing the chances of shrinkage.
The Basics: The membrane on the roof acts like a giant sheet. Tenting, billowing, or blow-off occurs when the membrane is not firmly attached to the rest of the roof.
Why it happens: Improper installation can cause sections of membrane to separate from the roof. This leads to the loose sections blowing around or filling up with air.
How to prevent it: Expert roof installation and regular maintenance from Infinity Exteriors will keep the membrane material in check.
The Basics: A leak in a roof can lead to interior leaks. Water damage in an attic area often indicates an exterior problem.
Why it happens: Ponding water on the roof can leak through to the inside of the building. The moisture can weaken wood and create the perfect environment for mold.
How to prevent it: Pay attention to the interior of your roofing. Any indoor leaks or water stains are likely being caused by a roof issue.
Bird & Squirrel Nesting
The Basics: Wisconsin winters drive animals to find any warm shelter. Attics and HVAC systems often seem suitable for small animals, providing them interior access to your commercial building.
Why it happens: Birds and animals only need a very small space to enter a building. Minor tears in roofing material are more than enough. Once in, they can wreak havoc on the rest of the roof.
How to prevent it: Reduce the potential entrances animals will create. Have the professionals of Infinity Exteriors fix all holes in your roof material, cover gutters, and watch for membrane shrinkage.
The Basics: Trees near your commercial building can fall or lose branches from severe weather or age.
Why it happens: Heavy tree limbs and sharp branches can cause a lot of roof damage. Even a small branch can penetrate a roof in the right conditions. A single tear in the weatherproofing can let water enter the building, leading to more problems.
How to prevent it: Keep trees near your building trimmed or hire a professional to handle you landscaping.
The Basics: Melted snow or ice needs to be drained from your commercial roof. Otherwise, the water may refreeze around the flashing or gutter system. This process creates ice dams. Water will build up around the ice. The more weight from ice, the more work your roof has to do.
Why it happens: Poor building insulation heats roof snow and ice from below, causing it to melt while the rest stays solid.
How to prevent it: Infinity Exteriors contractors will install insulation at your property to prevent the creation of ice dams and save energy. With heat no longer escaping through the roof, your heating system can take a break.
Exposed HVAC Systems
The Basics: HVAC systems are usually installed on the roof of commercial buildings to save floor space and provide more efficient heating/cooling services.
Why it happens: The physical components of a commercial-grade HVAC system includes a lot of parts and weight. This adds additional strain to the roof. Repair or maintenance work on the unit can lead to foot traffic damage as well.
How to prevent it: Always have your roof checked out before and after installing a new HVAC unit. Infinity contractors can check to see no part of the roof was damaged during the installation process.
Tears from Foot Traffic
The Basics: Modern buildings often have HVAC systems, chimneys, and other features located on the roof. People must then walk on the roof to reach these areas.
Why it happens: Regular foot traffic can lead to wear and tear. Certain types of shoes and heavy tools can damage roof material. These scrapes and rips ruin the weatherproofing.
How to prevent it: Only certain employees should be allowed on the roof for any reason. If anyone has to work on the roof, supervise the work.
The Basics: Like every part of your business, your roof needs regular maintenance. Ignoring any of these listed issues can lead to further roof damage in the future.
Why it happens: Many commercial properties are leased out, making it difficult to know who should be keeping tabs on maintenance issues.
How to prevent it: Employees should be trained to notice and report major problems. Hire Infinity Exteriors for regular checks and maintenance.
The Basics: DIY kits for minor roof repairs are available at most major hardware stores. Yet deeper roof issues are easy to miss and difficult to fix with these kits.
Why it happens: DIY kits are mass-produced and usually meant to create temporary fixes. Sometimes the results don’t work at all. In worst case scenarios, inexperienced workers can injure themselves while on the roof.
How to prevent it: Call in the professionals of Infinity Exteriors whenever you need work done on your roofing. Not only are the results more reliable, it’s safer for your workers.
Wisconsin’s Finest Commercial Flat Roof Contractors
If you need a new or replacement flat roof, or just have questions about flat roof repair and maintenance options, contact Infinity Exteriors today! Our flat roof contractors can answer your questions and assist you with choosing the best system for your building.