When hiring a roofing contractor it’s important to have a general understanding of what they plan to do on your roof so you’re all on the same page. You may not know much about roofing systems, and that’s okay! But don’t be afraid to ask questions so you know what’s really within their project scope. The last thing you want is for your roof to end up incomplete looking something like this:

This is a real roof. Inspected and left incomplete. Business owners, property managers: You should have greater expectations than this. This is unacceptable, plain and simple.


What Went Wrong?

This is a ballasted EPDM roof system. The layer of rock is what holds the roof down because this type of roof omits fasteners through the deck or adhesives. Whoever was hired to search for roof leaks failed to push the ballast back into place which is compromising the roof system. Putting the ballast back into place after an inspection is complete is a must.


What is an EPDM Roof System?

An EPDM ballasted roof system is economical, recyclable, and sustainable. This type of roof is known for its ability to keep commercial buildings cool during hot summer months and is a popular choice due to its durability and having one of the lowest life cycle costs of any roofing system. What’s really neat about this system is that everything can be reused or recycled (insulation, membrane & ballast) making it a “greener” choice.

Regardless of which roof system you choose for your building, expect more from your roofing contractor. In fact, choose a professional who keeps you updated before, during, and after the project to ensure you know exactly what is going on (e.g., the problem(s), the plan, progress, photos, etc…) without having to step foot on your roof. At Frost Roofing that is exactly what we do. For more information or to schedule a consultation call 419-739-ROOF.


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10 Things to Know When Hiring a Roofing Contractor - Frost Roofing

10 Things to Know When Hiring a Roofing Contractor

Whether you're in need of repair or an entire new roofing system, hiring a trusted, quality contractor is key. With your business as one of your biggest assets, you should protect it by knowing who it is you're really hiring.

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