10 Reasons to Coat a Commercial Roof

ByLiza Barth04-06-2015
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Liza Barth is a former content editor & writer for GAF Roofing.
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I realize you're not a tax expert. And I know that taxes is not exactly the most interesting topic in the world. But if you're buying a new roof then it's very important that you know about the IRS Section 179 deduction. Why? For two big reasons.
A built up roof system is a popular choice for buildings with low-slope or flat roofs. Often referred to by the acronym BUR, this system has been used for 100-plus years in the U.S. What makes BUR systems so popular? They are known for providing excellent protection due to their redundant nature because they are made up of multiple layers of ply sheets and asphalt. These layers are then topped off by a cap sheet or a flood coat of asphalt and granules. The multiple plies provide resistance to weather and heavy-duty protection for the building.
I know, taxes are boring. But let's face it: for many property management businesses – both big and small – our tax bill represents one of our most significant expenses. The smartest executives I know don't make their decisions solely based on taxes. But they do take into consideration the tax effect of any significant investment or expenditure before making them.
Silicone roof coatings are known for their ability to provide excellent UV, water, and weathering resistance. This can make them a great choice for many low-slope roofs.Here's a look at the strengths of silicone roof coatings and the use cases they're best suited for.
Metal roofs are generally known for their low maintenance, aesthetic appeal, and a finish that protects them from sun and water damage. However, after many years, that finish may fade or deteriorate. Then the building owner must decide whether to restore or replace their roof.While there are some situations when replacement is necessary, metal roof restoration may be more accessible than many people think. And restoring your customers' metal roofs instead of replacing them could lower their overall costs while saving time and labor expenses for you.
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