Thermal Shock

Roofs are responsive by design. They react to temperature changes. Days are warmer than nights, so the roofs expand when it is warm and contract when it is cold. Generally the relative movement from the daily high to the daily low is minor, and takes a significant amount of time for the roof to lose … Continue reading

Metal Roof Retrofit Option

Another Quality Solution No messy and dangerous tear off… No disruption to daily operations… It can be done. LaFerney Commercial Roofing does it every day. In fact, the majority of the roofs we install can go right over your existing roof. This saves money and time.   The photo above is an industrial facility which contacted … Continue reading

Benefits of Cool Roofing

Cools roofs were designed to reflect sunlight, using solar-reflective surfaces to achieve and maintain lower roof temperatures. This reflectance is achieved through alteration of the surface to reflect the visible, infrared, and ultraviolet wavelengths of sunlight. These surfaces are also designed to deliver a high thermal emittance. Cool roofs are no longer limited to white. … Continue reading

Archive Photos View aerial photos featured during LaFerney Commercial Roofing’s 30th Anniversary celebration in 2006. 

Quality Solutions

LaFerney Commercial Roofing, after more than 35 years in business still installs high quality flat roofing. The link below takes you to our newest commercial.    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnszQ1GoyhM

Maintenance Inspections: Some Helpful Tips

  Maintenance inspections can help extend the life of a roof through routine care and early detection of potential problems.  This is not only good practice with any capital investment, but can also help stretch already tight budgets just a bit farther.  A maintenance inspection is only successful if properly performed and documented.  Damages must be … Continue reading

Parapet Walls…

Often overlooked, parapet walls are an important part of the roofing system. In fact, any penetration or join in the roof is. These are natural weak points and susceptible to leaking. Proper flashing is crucial to leak prevention.  Let’s take a moment to admire the properly flashed parapet wall below. (This system has been on … Continue reading

Parapet Wall done right…

A spiffy looking parapet wall installed by LaFerney Commercial Roofing.

Life-Cycle Costing

Consumers following the sustainability trend may miss the mark. Even the most energy-efficient roof can prove to be a poor decision if it exhibits decreased longevity or high maintenance costs.  With the current economic state, building owners may only look at the initial up-front costs. Consumers need to look at the actual life-cycle cost of … Continue reading

Alligatoring

Alligatoring is the term used to describe the roof condition pictured above, mainly because it looks very similar to an alligator’s hide.  Appearing on smooth-surfaced built-up membrane roofs, the shrinking and cracking of the surface bitumen is often due to ultraviolet radiation and the subsequent embrittlement of the membrane.  Alligatoring also occurs on some coatings. … Continue reading