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

Delivering Solutions that WORK.

Regardless of the type of facility, draw on the experience of LaFerney Commercial Roofing to deliver the optimal solution for your roofing needs. LaFerney focuses only on commercial buildings with low-slope and flat roofs, increasing our expertise. With more than 35 years in business, LaFerney Commercial Roofing is confident in its ability to find the … Continue reading

What our customers say…

Proposal Details “While evaluating the different roofing contractors, I asked for a great deal of information because I wanted to understand what I was buying. LaFerney’s personnel not only took the time to educate me about roofing, but took me to different locations where they installed roofs throughout the last 10 years. From the beginning, … Continue reading

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

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

Warranties and Inspections: Manufacturer vs. Contractor

There are two basic types of warranties. Those issues by the manufacturer and those issued by the contractor. Granted, there are many, many warranty options, but warranties are generally issued by one of the two parties above.  Terms and specifications of the warranty are determined by the issuer. That party is also responsible for any … 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

Sustainability by Design

Sustainability By Design For a roofing system to be considered sustainable, it must meet each of the following criteria: Energy As energy costs continue to increase, selecting a roof with the ability to reduce energy consumption and improve the efficiency of a building in any climate is crucial. Environment The environmental impact to the Earth … Continue reading

Springing Leaks?

How and why flat roofs leak. Leaks on flat roofs are notoriously difficult to locate. Sometimes the weight of rooftop equipment, such as HVAC units, causes subtle slopes in the roof. Generally, guttering or a drainage system is installed on a roof to control water. Without a true “slope” to follow, the site of a … Continue reading