New York Commercial Flat Roofing

New York Commercial Flat Roofing Services

As commercial roofing contractors with decades of experience, we understand that the long-term performance of a roof depends upon meeting the unique needs of every project. At Fort-Cica, our skilled professionals have the practical field knowledge you need to ensure that your roof stands the test of time. From initial consultation to customized solutions, we will provide you with unparalleled roofing expertise and customer service. As single-source providers for all commercial roofing and waterproofing needs we can take your project from concept to completion.

Commercial Flat Roofing Products We Use:

  • Built-up roofing systems: A built-up roofing system consists of multiple plies of roof felts that are laminated together with bitumen. Built-up roof material can consist of bitumen-saturated felt, coated felt, polyester felt of other fabrics. A surfacing is generally applied and can be asphalt, aggregate (gravel or slag), emulsion or a granule-surfaced cap sheet. Built-up roofing is one of the oldest and most reliable ways of installing a new roof. There are two basic types of Built-up roofs: Asphalt and Coal tar. There are three basic components of built-up roofs: waterproofing, reinforcing and surfacing.
    •   Cold Applied- This type of roof can now be constructed a variety of ways. The predominant technique is to use heavyweight asphalt coating fiberglass “base” sheets and adhere them with solvent-borne asphalt adhesives in multiple plies. The first sheet is usually mechanically attached to the substrate (insulation) and subsequent plies (usually three or four total) are embedded in an application of adhesive.
      Cold process built-up roofing systems now exist that use coated or uncoated polyester reinforcements, or composite (polyester/fiberglass) reinforcements, in conjunction with either solvent-borne or waterborne adhesives. The combination of reinforcement and adhesive is typically proprietary to the system provider and compatibility should be verified with the manufacturer.
      Cold process built-up roofing systems are available as complete systems or as repair system for new construction or re-roofing, and they are available in a variety of constructions to meet all budgets.
    • Torch Applied (Only Available on non-combustible decks): Torch down roofing is a type of roofing material that has been designed for low-angle or flat roofs. The product gets its name from the method of application used to install and adhere it to a building’s structure. The part of the material that makes contact with the sheathing underneath is melted with a torch in order to seal the material. This helps to provide a secure hold and creates a waterproof seal that can prevent unwanted leaks. If it is installed correctly, torch down roofing can last a very long time. Two-layer systems tend to last around 15 years while three-layer torch down roofing can last 20 years or longer.
    • Hot Asphalt Applied: Hot asphalt (bitumen) is the bonding and waterproofing agent between layers. BUR is suitable for most low slope roofing applications. The higher the quality of the BUR materials and asphalt used and the greater the number of plies (and separate asphalt moppings), the more superior the roofing system.
  • EPDM roofing systems: Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer. A single ply membrane consisting of synthetic rubber; usually 45, 60 or 90 mils. Application can be ballasted, fully adhered or mechanically attached.
  • Metal roofing systems: One of the fastest growing parts of the roofing industry. Its popularity is increasing everywhere due to its many positive attributes. Available system come in a variety of colors and metals.
  • Green roofing systems: Vegetated roof covers that take the place of bare membrane, gravel, shingles or tiles. There are many variances of greenroof types, but the all greenroofs include at least a single to multi-ply waterproofing layer, drainage, growing media and the plants.
  • Liquid applied roofing systems: Applied to all types of roof substrates. It is a monolithic membrane, applied either as a reinforced or non-reinforced system. Fort-Cica specializes in the installation of Kemper  roofing systems.
  • Hot fluid applied roofing systems: A method of waterproofing roofs with an application a hot rubberized roofing membrane which creates a monolithic membrane.