TruCraft provides quality new construction roofing — delivering building owners, property managers and architects with commercial roofing expertise and superior customer service.
Since every building envelope and roof system are unique, TruCraft believes in preparing customized solutions that work closely with respective architect to determine the structure’s long-term commercial needs. In fact, TruCraft has a reputation of reviewing a client’s specifications and drawings before they are even “finalized” — especially when the scope of the roofing work is substantial, or the architecture is complex. Well thought-out and thoroughly prepared specifications along with accurate drawings are critical for the success of any new construction roofing investment.
Quality Commercial Roofing Materials
Appropriate roofing material selection is vital to the quality of the roof assembly, and long-term investment. Beyond simply executing an architects design request, TruCraft advises on the optimal roofing systems depending on the budget, the functional needs of the building system, and the structure’s overall environment and climate. TruCraft only works with the materials of quality commercial roofing manufacturers.
Delivering to both need and preference, TruCraft is a specialized installer of Single-Ply Roofing, Sprayed Polyurethane Foam (SPF), BUR (Built-Up Roofs), Tile Roofing, Shingle Roofing, Metal Roofing, and Garden Roofs/Green Roofing.
Roofing systems are investments that fall into the paradigm of cost, quality, and turnaround time. Accordingly, TruCraft strives to identify all new roof construction investment considerations including: long-term threats, maintenance requirements, technical considerations, life-cycle costs, and regulatory compliance.
Long-Term Threats to Commercial Roof Systems
This includes any future variables/conditions that contribute to the demise of the roof system including, extreme weather such as hail and ice, intensive foot traffic (e.g. frequent HVAC maintenance), and intense solar radiation exposure.
Commercial Roof Systems Maintenance Requirements
Given the long-term investment, building owners should plan for future budgeting of regular roofing maintenance. For example, many commercial roofing membranes require an updated coating every 10-15 year, therefore, the long-term planning is just as important as the initial construction budget.
Technical Considerations of Commercial Roof Systems
In constructing a new commercial roof, overlooked requests and requirements are inevitable. TruCraft seeks to uncover all technical considerations, therefore, everything from the architecture to the environment are taken into account. For example, TruCraft would need to know if there are any specific fire resistance requirements. Perhaps a unique pigment is required per the corporate architectural branding guidelines?
It’s common for business owners and architects to select a commercial roof system primarily on the initial installation cost, however, the oversight on the long-term roofing investment can be devastating. If for example a less expensive system is selected, the physical qualities of the membrane may not be ideal for the systems requirements and maintenance cost down the road will quickly negate and exceed the original costs savings. TruCraft strives to provide solutions to clients based on the life-cycle costs including:
- The initial cost of installation
- Total energy consumption
- Roof system maintenance and repairs
- Removal and disposal of the roof upon the completion of the life span.
Fundamentally, it takes an experienced commercial roofing company like TruCraft to accurately determine the effective life span of a particular roofing system.
Plan for Regulatory and Business Requirements
TruCraft works closely with new construction project managers and clients to comply with all regulatory and business requirements. Many commercial insurance companies rely on FM (FM Approvals) and UL requirements for insurance underwriting purposes. These requirements have a strong impact on the construction of roof systems in order to mitigate fire, wind, and other physical damages to roofing systems.