Commercial Roofing Services

Serving Businesses Throughout Sarasota and Manatee Counties

Florida’s Industrial and Commercial Roofing Contractor

AKVM provides exceptional roofing services for commercial clients in Bradenton, Sarasota, and the surrounding areas. Your business shouldn’t be impacted by a failing roof. Our highly trained team will arrive on time to correct your roofing problems quickly so that you can get back to work.

AKVM offers a full range of commercial roofing services, including roof inspection, roof repair, roof replacement and new roof installation. We are licensed and bonded, and maintain an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. AKVM will provide your business with the top-quality roofing materials you need to ensure that your business is protected against wind, rain and the elements.

AKVM Roofing is expertly staffed and equipped to provide quality roofing installation, maintenance and repair services to almost any type of commercial or industrial facility. We offer professional service and competitive pricing that guarantees quality results.


In-Person Evaluations and Estimates

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We are happy to provide you with a free, no obligation in-person estimate and evaluation of your existing roof. We’ll examine your roof to determine the best course of action and will provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision.


Industry-Leading Warranties

Our team is highly trained in the installation and maintenance of all types of commercial roofing systems, and will follow the manufacturer’s instructions precisely so that you can enjoy the full warranty on your roofing material. If you have any problem after installation, give us a call and we’ll make it right.

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We provide installation, repair and replacement services for:

  • Single Ply Roofs (TPO, PVC, EPDM)
  • Metal Roofs
  • Concrete & Clay Tile Roofs
  • Architectural & Designer Shingle Roofs
  • Modified Bitumen Roofs
  • Silicone & Elastomeric Coatings

Types of Roofs

When you contact AKVM Roofing about your commercial property, we’ll send a qualified inspector to examine your existing roof and assess its condition. We’ll listen to your concerns and suggest the best solution based on your budget and needs. If you need simple repairs and not a whole new roof, we won’t try to sell you one.

The types of roofing materials available in commercial roofing are varied and address vastly different needs.

Single-ply Membrane

TPO

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In use since 1989, thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) is a roofing membrane made from the polymerization of ethylene-propylene rubber and polypropylene. Its highly reflective white surface is exposed throughout its life, reflecting UV radiation and thereby keeping the roof and the building underneath it cooler during hot summer months.

Available in three thicknesses, TPO membranes resist tears, punctures, and impact and can accommodate both low- and high-sloped roofs. They are flexible and can be reheated and reshaped multiple times to allow them to be installed around roof details such as flanges, vents, and skylights.

TPO membranes are typically installed in one of two ways. A mechanically attached system uses fastening plates to secure the membrane to the roof. With a fully adhered system, the membrane is attached to a suitable substrate with adhesives. The latter system is a good choice for contoured or irregularly shaped roofs and those with limited load-bearing capacity. It is also preferred in hurricane-prone areas like Sarasota, Bradenton, and other parts of west central Florida.

TPO roofs can last anywhere from 10 to 50 years, depending on a number of variables. Generally, they last 15-20 years. Completely recyclable, they contain no hazardous or toxic materials.

Single-ply Membrane

EPDM

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EPDM roofs are a synthesized amalgamation of their ingredients: ethylene, propylene, and diene monomer. This specific combination makes EPDM roofs highly resistant to UV light, fire, abrasion, acids, alkalis, and oxygenated solvents. These roofs also resist cyclic fatigue and thermal shock, which is tension in a material caused by a sudden variation in temperature. Because it is not an organic material, EPDM is not susceptible to decay caused by leaks or condensation. For this reason, EPDM roofs tolerate ponding and moisture, making them an excellent choice for the flat and low-slope roofs often found topping warehouses, office high-rises, and other commercial buildings.

EPDM membranes are available in black and white, and each color has a specific purpose. Carbon black is added to black EPDM membranes to convert UV rays into heat, a plus in cold climates. In warmer climes, such as Sarasota and Bradenton, the white membrane is typically used. To reflect the sun’s rays, it contains titanium dioxide, the same ingredient found in some sunscreens.

An EPDM roof is installed in much the same way as a fully adhered TPO roof is. Strong adhesives are applied to the substrate and to the membrane itself, and the membrane is smoothed with a special, long-handled broom. Whenever possible and feasible, sheets of EPDM material are installed whole to reduce the number of seams.

In the United States alone, EPDM roofs account for more than one billion square feet of new roofs every year, which is approximately 35% of the entire roofing market. Their typical life expectancy is 25 to 35 years, and materials are warrantied up to 50 years. Like TPO membranes, EPDM materials are recyclable.

Single-ply Membrane

Modified Bitumen (MB)

Modified Bitumen roof in Sarasota FL

Bitumen, more commonly known as asphalt, is actually a mixture of hydrocarbons that can be found in natural deposits or as a residue of the petroleum distillation process. Modifiers are normally added to standard roofing asphalt to replace the plasticity and flexibility features removed during the distillation process. Then the bitumen is reinforced with either fiberglass or polyester fiber matting to increase its strength and durability.

Invented in western Europe, the MB roofing system was introduced to the commercial roofing market in the 1960s. The two most common types of MB are styrene-butadiene-styrene (SBS) and attactic polypropylene (APP). SBS increases the material’s flexibility and its ability to expand and contract. APP keeps MB from drying out and aging quickly.

Recommended for use on flat and low-sloped roofs, MB systems can be installed in one of various ways: self-adhesive sheets, cold-applied adhesives, or hot-mopped asphalt. A standard SBS MB roof is actually a two-ply system that is applied with each layer slightly overlapping the previous one. Seams are melted together with applied heat.

With a life expectancy of about 20 years, MB roofs are not only exceptionally durable but also highly rated against wind, rain, hail, and fire. They are also easy to repair.

Asphalt

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Asphalt shingles continue to be the roofing material of choice for many owners of commercial buildings, mainly because of their easy installation and low cost. They are typically used on hotels, restaurants, apartments and condominiums, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and other buildings that resemble homes.

Asphalt materials work well on roofs with steep slopes and are easy to cut, fit, and install. In addition, they are available in a wide array of colors, shapes, and textures and can mimic the look of more expensive materials such as slate and cedar shakes.

Depending on the manufacturer, asphalt shingles can be rated to withstand impacts, winds up to 130 mph, and fire, and some are ENERGY STAR compliant. Asphalt is also lightweight and has sound-dampening qualities. The life expectancy for asphalt roofs is about 15 to 20 years.

Metal

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A viable option for some owners of commercial properties is metal roofing. Resistant to fire, insects, mildew, and rot, metal roofs seal out water and survive hurricane-force winds (up to 140 mph) better than other roofing materials. In addition, metal roofs can last 40 to 70 years, and they naturally reflect the sun’s radiant heat, which can reduce building cooling costs by 10 to 25 percent. A metal roof applied over a layer of foam insulation with a high R-value can increase energy savings even more.

Tile

commercial metal roof in Sarasota FL

Tile roofs are both beautiful and functional, and are the true workhorses of modern roofing materials. Both low-maintenance and long-lasting, commercial roofing tiles add distinction to any place of business and dramatically increase curb appeal.

In addition to adding a distinctive and appealing atmosphere for your commercial space, tile roofs have unique benefits in our Suncoast climate. Concrete and clay tile roofs are durable and naturally resistant to insects, rot, fire and the elements, and can withstand hurricane-force winds with ease. The robust nature of the materials used means that concrete tile typically lasts 50 years or more when installed and maintained correctly. The light reflective properties of tile, the thermal resistance of the material, and the air space around the tiles combine to provide a heat barrier, reducing thermal transfer to the roof deck. This energy efficiency can provide reduced energy bills and increased comfort for employees and customers alike.

A wide variety of roofing tiles are available to customize your property to fit your needs and budget. Roofing tiles come in a range of profiles and finishes, from flat profile tiles that mimic the look of wood or slate shingles to high profile S-tiles for a Spanish or Italian flair. Business owners can choose from an incredible selection of color, textures and profiles to distinguish their building and truly set it apart in the marketplace.