ROOF INSPECTION SERVICES
Oshkosh Industrial Roofing & Sheet Metal offers free, no-obligation roof inspections to serve the roofing needs of your facility. Our experienced, career industrial and commercial roofing professionals can provide objective roofing evaluations based on observed evidence; and can furnish your facility with detailed, exhibit-oriented roofing condition reports to formulate or support your roof asset management plan. Our professionals have specified and supervised the installation of millions of square feet of successful roofing, and can apply their expertise to your zero-cost roofing evaluation in order to assist you in making the best decisions. Oshkosh Industrial utilizes the latest technology in roofing asset evaluation; and our fact-based, evidence-oriented approach maintains rigid adherence to industry best practices.
Oshkosh Industrial Roofing & Sheet Metal is fully-versed in modern roofing systems, and will tailor your roofing specification based on your particular need. Our career roofing professionals have many years experience in dealing with unique roofing requirements and unique structural situations. Our design team uses computer-aided drafting and design to plan for tapered insulation layouts, to design roof panel systems, and design single-ply panel layouts. Our designers are fully-versed in building code requirements, as well as system design in compliance with loss-prevention data sheets. Whatever the unique or demanding issue at your facility, the professionals at Oshkosh Industrial can incorporate these into designs to successfully withstand even the most difficult situations. The professionals at Oshkosh Industrial look forward to helping you achieve a successful roof installation.
Oshkosh Industrial Roofing & Sheet Metal employs highly-experienced craftsmen to ensure the quality of your roof installation. Oshkosh Industrial follows the most current industry best practices in installation, and each project is implemented in strict accordance with manufacturer specifications. Through the years our craftsmen have installed virtually every type of roofing system imaginable, and have developed the experience necessary to be fully knowledgeable of any project type to which they may be applied.
Roofing and construction can be a dangerous industry, and Oshkosh Industrial protects our craftsmen and your interests with a written safety program. All foremen are OSHA 10+ certified, and our safety supervisors stress job-specific concerns during our weekly toolbox talks.
Oshkosh Industrial Roofing & Sheetmetal, based in the Fox Valley, can assist you in establishing a low-cost regularly scheduled maintenance program to protect your roofing assets. Routine maintenance and asset evaluation of your roofing can identify and repair small defects before they become expensive failures. Whether your facility is in Appleton or Green Bay, the entire State of Wisconsin is local for our dedicated and experienced professionals.
Our roofing maintenance programs are handled in a manner specified by the facility owner, and can range from bi-annual inspection and service to reactive patch-and-repair calls. Oshkosh has the expertise and manpower to cater to whatever your roofing maintenance need.
OSHKOSH INDUSTRIAL: BUILT-UP ROOFING
Oshkosh Industrial Roofing & Sheet Metal installs the time-tested roofing solution for low-slope application: Built-Up Roofing (BUR). The experienced craftsmen at Oshkosh Industrial have installed millions of square feet of BUR, and have the knowledge, experience, and equipment to implement this robust solution at your facility.
BUR consists of multiple layers of reinforcement fabric (known as roofing “felts” or “plies”) alternated in layers between asphalt. This type of system has been in use for over a century, and has evolved through modern methods and materials science into the BUR systems of today. In instances where the odor of melted asphalt, or logistical concerns of lugging hot asphalt (425° F at the kettle, and between 325° and 400° at the point of application) to the project area, modern installations utilize “cold process” BUR which uses a solvent-born asphaltic adhesive as the interply binder between the layers of reinforcement fabric. Modern materials have also spawned the advent and widespread use of polymer-modified capsheets which when incorporated into a BUR waterproofing membrane system are referred to a “modified” or “hybrid” systems.
Despite the advent of singly-ply roofing, many industrial and institutional facilities continue to implement BUR systems due to their unparallelled strength and long service life. High-traffic roofs, or those with a long-term costing concern choose BUR due to the redundant nature of the roof system inherent in its multiple-layer construction. The experienced craftsmen at Oshkosh Industrial, guided by the expert advice of our career professional roofing specifiers can help you to implement this proven, long-term roofing solution for your facility.
Oshkosh Industrial Roofing & Sheet Metal, LLC. services and installs all major types of single-ply roofing, including EPDM, PVC, and TPO. Our experienced installers are efficient and detail-oriented which will help protect your bottom line, and the career staff at Oshkosh Industrial have the experience and knowledge necessary to guide your single-ply roof project from inception and design through installation and trouble-free service for the life of your roof system.
Single-ply membrane roofing is an economical way to address low-slope roofing applications due to the ease of installation and long-term flexibility. Modern single-ply membrane roofing systems consist of two main categories: thermoset and thermoplastic. The thermoset membranes like EPDM (rubber similar to that found in automobile tires) are cured after heating into sheet form at the factory. Thermoplastic membranes consist of plastic polymers which can be re-softened upon heating, as is the case with the main types in use today, TPO (thermoplastic polyolefin) and PVC (polyvinyl chloride) membranes. Each type may be reinforced with polyester fabric or glass fiber matrix embedded in the sheet. Single-ply membrane roofing was first placed into use after advances in materials science after World War II.
As single-ply membranes have supplanted many built-up roofing (BUR) installations in market share, many years of applied service have contributed to the present state-of-the-art science involved in single-ply roofing membrane chemistry and design. The membranes of today are the fruit of decades learning to overcome the challenges presented by environmental conditions such as UV exposure, wind uplift, oxidation, and temperature effects upon a relatively thin single layer of waterproofing protection for the contents of a building. Modern single-ply membranes are in general an excellent choice for the facility owner or manager who wishes to protect a large, flat, rarely-traveled area at a reasonable cost.
Oshkosh Industrial Roofing & Sheetmetal, LLC. is an approved installer for only the finest single-ply manufacturers in our industry, and the career professionals at Oshkosh Industrial can help you form the best decisions for your particular application based on your specific needs.
Oshkosh Industrial Roofing & Sheetmetal, LLC. has the skilled craftsmen and the specialized equipment necessary to install your new metal roof. The Oshkosh Industrial Sheet Metal Division can fabricate any metal detail, and their craftsmanship is second to none.
Metal roofing systems have gained in use and popularity due to their low life cycle cost. According to a study conducted by Ducker Research Company in 2003, metal roofs have the lowest life cycle cost when compared to asphalt and single-ply roofing systems. Some interesting conclusions follow:
- The life cycle cost of a metal roof is significantly less than an asphalt or single-ply roof. The expected life cycle cost of metal roofs reported in this study is 30 cents per square foot per year, asphalt is 37 cents per square foot per year, and single-ply roofs is 57 cents per square foot per year.
- Metal roofs have a significantly longer expected service life than either asphalt or single-ply roofs. According to Ducker findings, metal roofs are expected to last 17 years longer than asphalt and 20 years longer than single-ply.
- The expected service life for a metal roof system is 40 years, while the expected service life for asphalt roofs and single-plies are 23 years and 20 years, respectively.
- Owners and property managers report performing little or no regular maintenance on their metal roofs in this study. A comparison of maintenance costs over the life of the roof for metal versus asphalt and single-ply shows that owners of metal roofs spent approximately 3 1/2% of total installed costs on maintenance, versus 28 1/2% for asphalt roofs and 19% for single-ply roofs.
Despite a greater initial investment to implement a metal roofing system, based on the results of the Ducker Research Company one can conclude that metal roofing is a wise investment over the long term. While some structures do not lend themselves to easy implementation of a metal roofing system, thoughtful facility owners and managers will carefully consider selecting a roof system which will stand up over time.
The professionals at Oshkosh Industrial Roofing & Sheetmetal, LLC. can help you select and implement a metal roofing system, and our craftsmen have the ability to skillfully crafty a roofing solution to stand the test of time.
Oshkosh Industrial Roofing & Sheetmetal, LLC. installs a select variety of roof coatings as an economical way to extend the service life of your roof, as well as lower energy costs for your facility.
Throughout the years, roof coatings and polymer science have evolved to make fluid-applied roofing products a wise decision. Many existing roof installations can have their warranted service life extended perpetually with low cost and minimally-disruptive coating solutions. Old, weathered surfaces can be treated with coating products to add a new protective surface, and the rooftop temperatures associated with dark roof surfaces can be greatly reduced.
Roof coating costs are significantly lower than the cost to replace an old roof. In the case of old single-ply roofing, Oshkosh Industrial has the tools and ability to help save you money. Our professionals perform thermographic imaging of your roof system to identify the position and extent of any wet above-deck roof insulation, and then remove only that which requires replacement as opposed to tearing off the entire roof. You only purchase what is needed instead of throwing away perfectly good insulating materials.
After wet insulation is removed and replaced, Oshkosh Industrial will re-seal the entire roof, paying particular attention to the seams, projections, and penetrations. The end result is a leak-free, low-cost fluid-applied roofing membrane system which promises many years of trouble-free service.
Please contact the professionals at Oshkosh Industrial Roofing & Sheetmetal to see whether a roof coating solution is right for you.