Coatings & Restoration

Los Angeles & Orange County Roof
Coatings & Restoration

Los Angeles & Orange County, CA : Commercial roof restoration (aka roof renovation) can be a smart alternative to a tear-off provided the flat or low-slope roof is a good candidate.

During the complimentary estimate, Central Roofing Company qualified estimators can determine if your existing roof is a prime candidate for a roof restoration service.

Part of our due diligence is to confirm with the city (where the building is located in) how many layers of roofing are allowed on your building. This would also apply to recovering a flat roof with a torch modified system.

If applicable, Central Roofing recommends a Silicone Roof Restoration because in our experience, it out performs and outlasts other roof coating alternatives. Silicone Systems, if properly applied, have a 20 year warranty and with proper care and maintenance can exceed that longevity.

Below are the types of roof systems we are currently certified and licensed to install for a commercial roof restoration, renovation or recover in Los Angeles and surrounding areas. All of these roof systems can meet Title-24 compliance.

Before vs. After a Commercial Roof Restoration

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Central Roofing Coating Restoration

Mattel contracted with us for an industrial roof project in October 2005. This 172,800 square foot roof restoration was completed in 31 crew days.

Central Roofing Coating Restoration Steps

Roof Preparation

Not to be overlooked, roof preparation is the correction of roof issues prior to installation of the new coating system. This is a critical step to insure a quality installation that will maximize the useful life of the new roof.

step1 roof preparation

Job walk with Central Roofing, Customers to discuss logistics of installation and safety.

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Remove dirt, leaves, loose gravel at base flashing of parapet walls, foreign matters, debris, etc. from drains and waterways on an as needed basis.

step1 roof rep reinforce pondways
DRAINS: Remove existing roof membrane and drain assembly as required. Clean and prime drain all metal. Install #28 base sheet and modified bitumen roof membrane. Reseal drain with white flashing grade or microfibers and silicone as required. Modified Bitumen, a twenty-year material, is a blend of atactic polypylene polymer mixed with high grade asphalt, reinforced with a non-woven polyester mat.
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FIELD: Inspect field membrane for fractures, loose seams or blisters and repair with modified bitumen roof membrane, white flashing grade or microfibers and silicone as required.

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PONDING: Supply and install modified bitumen roof membrane at severe ponding areas as required.

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PIPES AND VENTS: Seal pipes and vents with flashing grade or microfibers and silicone as required.

Apply Emulsion & Polyester Reinforcement

The combination of applying layers of asphalt emulsion and polyester reinforcement forms a new, seamless, water-proof membrane over the existing roof and areas reinforced by Modified Bitumen.

step2 apply emulsion

COPING METAL: Resecure loose coping metal and refasten joints on an as need basis. Reseal joints with white flashing grade or microfibers and silicone as required.

step2 cover skylights during emulsion

HVAC/MECHNICAL EQUIPMENT/SKYLIGHT CURBS: Reseal A/C curbs with modified bitumen roofing membrane, flashing grade or microfibers and silicone as required.

step2 let polyester layer dry

PRESSURE WASHING: Pressure wash repair area prior to silicone topcoat application.

Apply White Elastomeric Top Coat

After 1 or 2 days of curing, the roof is ready for the white elastomeric top coat to be spray applied directly to the polyester reinforcement. After curing, you have an Energy-Star rated, Title-24 compliant Cool Roof that can dramatically reduce surface temperature and help reduce cooling costs.

step3 apply top coat

Apply one coat of TROPICAL #918B PRIMER at the rate of approximately 1.0 - 1.5 gallons per 100 sq.ft. over entire roof surface.

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Apply one coat of TROPICAL #924 ETERNA-SIL PREMIUM SILICONE ROOF COATING at the rate of approximately 2.0 gallons per 100 sq.ft. Tropical #924 Silicone Roof Coating (Energy Star approved, CRRC rated and California Title 24 compliant) is a high performance, solvent free, high solids, single component, moisture cure liquid applied silicone coating. Allow to cure.
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Detail around roof structures.

Modified Bitumen is a blend of atactic polypylene polymers mixed with high grade asphalt, reinforced with a non-woven polyester mat. The expected useful life of this material is 20 years. Modified Bitumen is the replacement technology for the old Mineral Capsheet (Hot Mop) technology.

13 Reasons to Get a Cool Roof

Applying a white elastomeric top coat (aka Cool Roof) to your roof building has numerous advantages over a conventional roof. Roof restoration coating systems comprise approximately 65% of today’s commercial roofing needs.They are more cost effective than traditional means of re-roofing.

Here are 13 reasons why getting a cool roof makes sense beyond the obvious energy and cost savings:

  1. 1Minimal inconvenience as there is no need to tear-off existing roofing membrane.
  2. 2Eliminates need to replace insulation which would be costly.
  3. 3Lightweight. Additional layers may be added at a future date which can extend the useful life.
  4. 4Water-based, non-flammable, and odorless.
  5. 5Seamless, encapsulating the existing roofing membrane.
  6. 6Superior water proofing qualities.
  7. 7Extremely flexible with strong elongation properties.
  1. 8Polyester mat(s) provides superior tensile strength.
  2. 9Maintains your current fire rating.
  3. 10Emulsified asphalt deteriorates at a slower rate than hot asphalt-based roof systems.
  4. 11Materials are environmentally friendly with very low VOCs.
  5. 12Energy Efficient and Title-24 Compliant. Research has shown a substantial savings.
  6. 13Potential tax benefits.

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Creating a safe work environment is a top priority at Central Roofing Company. Our skilled technicians attend monthly safety meetings conducted by a third-party safety compliance company to insure safety standards.

Manufacturer Affiliations

Central Roofing Company is proudly affiliated with these manufacturers of commercial roof products designed to surpass industry standards. We determine what product to use based on your particular needs. Each product comes with a manufacturer warranty.

Cool White Elastomeric Roof Coatings:

  • APOC
  • Tropical

Asphalt Shingle or Composition Shingle:

  • Malarkey
  • Owens Corning
  • Tamko
  • Certainteed
  • GAF

Torch Modified or Modified Bitumen:

  • Polyglass