Going Green is becoming more and more popular for a lot of different reasons. Some people are really concerned about the environment and are really trying to minimize their carbon foot prints. Other people are realizing some of the financial benefits that come with Going Green especially as more and more tax credits become available. Whatever your reasons for going green are, TruCraft Roofing is here to help you explore your options.


Here are some of the services currently offered by TruCraft Roofing.


Green Roof – Green Roofing is becoming more and more popular. Plants are actually used to cover the entire roofing membrane!

Cool Roof – There are more and more options when choosing a roof membrane. Lighter colors and reflective materials help you to achieve more energy efficiency with your building.

Natural Lighting – See the Product Section on Skylights to read more about your options and the associated benefits with Natural Lighting.

Recycling – TruCraft Roofing is trying not to be just another roofing contractor filling landfills with roof membranes and shingles. The numbers are staggering when you look at the % of landfills each year that is filled by construction materials. That is why TruCraft Roofing is trying to recycle its discarded roofing membranes.

Whether we are replacing EPDM membranes or Shingles, we’re trying to recycle all of our construction waste. There is sometimes a higher cost associated with recycling…but like with so many things, we are striving to go above and beyond, to take those extra steps which set us apart as the Tri-State’s premier roofing contractor!

TruCraft specializes in the application and maintenance of single-ply roofing membranes. A standard material for low-slope (less than 25% grade) roof systems, single-ply roofing membranes are generally factory made panels composed of thermoplastic and thermoset products.

Flexible to budgets and needs, TruCraft can install and upgrade single-ply roof systems using various methods, including ballasted, fully adhered, mechanically attached to an approved substrate, or as a protected membrane roof. In fact, TruCraft Project Managers consult directly with the commercial roofing membrane manufacturers regarding the most effective securement configuration options for each project.

Although they do not offer the strength of Built-up Roofs, single-ply roofs are lightweight and offer the most cost-effective “cool roof” benefits and Title 24 compliance. For low-slopes systems, alternatives to single-ply roofing that TruCraft offers include, modified bitumen, built-up roofs, polyurethane foam, and metal roofs.

Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO) 
TruCraft is an expert installer of this dynamic thermoplastic single-ply membrane. Composed primarily of polypropylene or polyethylene, TPO systems do not require plasticizers for flexibility, mitigating the risk of a breached roofing system.

Depending on the functional needs of the building envelope system, TruCraft can apply complement TPO roof membranes with flame-retardants, pigments, UV absorbers, and other proprietary ingredients.

Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
Also a quality single-ply roofing membrane, PVC is commonly used for steep-slope roofing systems where sheets are produced by calendaring, spread coating, or extrusion and are typically reinforced with a fabric mat or scrim. A desired benefit of PVC membranes is that they are manufactured in a spectrum of colors.

TruCraft recommends the use of reinforced sheets, complying with ASTM Standard D 4434, Standard Specification for Poly (Vinyl Chloride) Sheet Roofing, for field membrane applications. Reinforced membrane materials may provide the best service for the main field of the roof, perimeters, and most flashings. Where recommended by the manufacturer, membrane materials that are not reinforced, may be suited for prefabricated penetration flashing boots and other specific detail applications.

Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM)
Historically the most common single-ply membrane employed in commercial roofing, EPDM is simply a synthetic rubber sheet. Known to be the most resistant to weathering, these membranes are ideal for large commercial roofing systems with limited penetrations.

Although they are cheaper to install and maintain, EPDM roofs are easily compromised by a myriad of conditions and variables introduced by everyday businesses. For example the exhaust from restaurant kitchens can quickly breakdown these membranes, as well as exposure to commonplace solvents. To protect EPDM membranes, commercial roofers commonly use Epichlorohydrin (ECH) membranes as a substitute and/or complement. Similar in appearance and functionality, these membranes are resistant to the risks previously mentioned — although more expensive. Given that EPDM roofing is so temperamental, quality installation demands an experienced commercial roofing company’s understanding of the material’s limitations.

When choosing a roofing material, it is always a good idea to pick one with a proven track record.  Modified bitumen roofing materials have been around since the mid-’60s, but it took until the mid-’70s for its use to dominate the industry.  Now modified bitumen roofing materials are the most widely used on flat roof commercial buildings.

Modified bitumen roofing materials come with a variety of instillation specifications from torch down to cold applied processes.  The newest innovation in modified bitumen roofing materials is a self-adhering strip for installation.  The roofing materials are rolled out and stuck together with the self-adhering strip that does not require special tools or added labors.  Once the material is rolled out and the adhesive strip bonds with the substrate, the roof has all of the water protection qualities of the other methods of modified bitumen roofing instillation techniques.

The great thing about modified bitumen roofing is the large assortment of material and surfacing options.  The two most commonly used materials are asphalt based, with one of them having a rubberized asphalt blend for increased flexibility.  Surface options include several different types of gravel coverings, as well as factory-applied cool roof coatings that are Energy Star compliant.

Some types of modified bitumen roofing with Energy Star compliant coatings have the added benefit of saving a consumer up to 50% on their utility costs.  Modified bitumen roofing with cool roof coatings reflect solar heat away from the interior of the building to help cut the energy costs.

When considering modified bitumen roofing materials, many people have managed to save thousands on their project when using Energy Star compliant materials.  And these savings are not just limited to utility costs; there are also several different tax credits available as well.

Built Up Roofing (BUR) Membrane

Built Up Roofing (BUR) Membranes are typically found on flat or nearly flat roofed buildings. These Membranes are referred to as built-up due to a process of overlapping several layers of roofing felts with hot or cold adhesives. BUR felts can be made of organic, fiberglass or polyester composition. The hot adhesives will be one of three main types: asphalt, modified asphalt or coal tar pitch. The cold adhesives are either asphalt or coal tar pitch based. A layer of gravel is typically the final step which protects the roof from ultraviolet degradation and provides weather resistance.

Advantages of BUR Membranes

  • Long solid track record that dates back to early twentieth century
  • Can be cold or hot applied
  • High tensile strength reduces the possibility of roof splits
  • Excellent Fire Resistance
  • Excellent puncture and tear resistance
  • Multiple ply systems

Advantages of Coal Tar Pitch BUR Membranes

  • System can tolerate ponding water without risking damage to the membrane
  • Low melting point of the coal tar bitumen easily reseals small punctures giving coal tar pitch membranes a self-healing characteristic
  • System stays flexible for years after installation
  • Longest life system on the market

Advantages of Asphalt Based BUR Membranes

  • Low fuming characteristics of asphalt BUR is less objectionable to building occupants
  • High melting point of asphalt makes for a stable bitumen that will not run into the build or down the outside walls in hotter climates
  • Can be used on buildings with slopes over ¼” per foot without experiencing slippage of roofing felts

There is a growing list of reasons for the expanding use of metal in the roofing industry. A metal roofing system exemplifies how innovative thinking can use a proven product in an entirely new way. Take a look around you: practically everything you see is made of metal or metal components. From the chair you sit on, to the car you drive, metal provides strength and versatility. Metal is synonymous with strength and toughness. But as a roofing material, strength is only one of the advantages of metal roofing. Now, thanks to innovation, this same durable material has been improved, modified and applied in a new way to meet the needs of the roofing industry. Metal roofing is surprisingly affordable due to the fact that a metal roof is a permanent one; the life-cycle costs are substantially lower than conventional roofing materials. For aesthetics, metal roofing comes in a variety of styles and colors to fit your personal preference.


  • Engineered for strength from 100% metal 
  • Special coatings process resists dirt and environmental aging 
  • Lightweight: less than 1/3 the weight of asphalt 
  • Won’t rot, crack, split, break or burn 
  • Environmentally correct – made from recycled material and are 100% recyclable 
  • Energy efficient 
  • Many styles, colors and finishes to choose from 
  • Increases your home/building’s value

Why incorporate metal roofing into your building?

As a building owner, you want the greatest value with the most benefits at the best economical cost for your building and roof. The benefits of metal roofing are numerous for all types of projects – new construction and retrofit for schools, retail centers, commercial, religious, industrial, military and government buildings.

With the increased demands for energy efficient building processes, TruCraft makes a good choice by offering the following benefits:

  • Durability
  • Recyclable
  • Sustainability
  • Weather resistance
  • Lightweight
  • Energy efficient
  • Easy to install
  • Long term solution

Metal roofs look great and perform beautifully. Durable. Fire-resistant. Aesthetically-pleasing.
It’s no wonder the demand for Architectural Metal Roofing is on the rise. And there’s no one better to deliver the installation than TruCraft.

TruCraft Roofing experts know the material and know how it should be installed. We offer a full range of metal types and colors. We offer industry standards and/or we can custom-design panels so they are uniquely yours. Our installation techniques assure your metal roof is are water-tight. And TruCraft stays on the leading edge of all the latest breakthroughs and new metal technology. We will provide a long-lasting, lightweight, weather-resistant building cover that is also an Architectural masterpiece.

Contact us for more information on Architectural Metal Roofing. You will discover, when it comes to roofing systems, TruCraft covers it all.

TruCraft has brought the highest standards in building and roofing and home conversions and extensions services. Originally focused on roofing projects covering the full range of tiled, slate and flat roof membrane systems, we have grown and developed over the years to employ a widely and highly skilled team who carry out comprehensive building works of all kinds.

We only employ fully qualified professionals to work with us and ensure that engineers working with utilities like electricity, plumbing or heating are certified and accredited to do so. Health and safety compliance is also a critical part of our service with every member of the team aware of their responsibilities and a full risk assessment carried out on every project.

Every project is unique and we ensure a personalized approach through a full survey to understand what you want and friendly, ongoing advice to lead to a smooth running build that gives you a perfect end result. Clear written quotations are always provided and our team take pride in consistently and reliably meeting schedules and exceeding expectations.





Many people opt for a flat to pitch roof conversion on an old roof that would be expensive to replace. To carry out this type of project, new, lightweight, modular structures are built on an existing roof construction. These are assembled at roof level and because they’re lightweight, there is limited increased weight on the building structure.


Aluminum Reflective Roof Coatings
The advantage of adding metallic aluminum pigment to roof coating goes beyond cosmetics. The advantages are twofold:

The asphaltic oils in the base coating are protected from the intense rays of the sun by the reflective properties of the aluminum. Over 70% of the sun’s rays are reflected, thereby preventing the oils from being “cooked out” out of the base asphaltic coating. This allows the coating to retain its resilient characteristics and not crack or prematurely dry out.

The use of aluminum reflective coating will help reduce indoor building temperatures by as much as 15-20 degrees Fahrenheit. The sun’s rays are prevented from penetrating the roof coating and passing the heat into the building interior thus improving inside living and working conditions. The combination of aluminum and asphalt produces a self-protecting roof coating with longer lasting moisture and heat resistant features. The aluminum pigment is permanently bonded to the asphalt base assuring a longer roof life and savings on roof maintenance.

Hi-Brite Aluminum Fibered Roof Coating
Our highest quality aluminum reflective roof coating contains high-grade aluminum flakes blended with tough water-resistant petroleum asphalt and reinforced with select fibers. The high concentration of aluminum pigment produces a brilliant aluminum shield which has a smoother and more even texture than most other aluminum coatings. It will fill and seal small nail holes and hairline cracks. Hi-Brite Aluminum is flexible and durable to give a longer service life than less expensive coatings.

Premium Cool Coat Aluminum Roof Coating
Our best selling aluminum reflective coating contains high-grade aluminum pigment, tough water-resistant asphalt and select fibers. The aluminum pigment seals in the natural oils of the asphalt keeping the asphalt pliant and roof watertight. Cool Coat Aluminum provides an excellent value, blending a high percent of aluminum with durable asphalt assuring a longer roof life, heat reflectivity and subsequent savings on roof maintenance.

Seal Coat Aluminum Roof Coating
A time-proven aluminum reflective coating which contains slightly less aluminum pigment than our premium grade aluminum coatings. It blends aluminum pigment, petroleum asphalt, and is reinforced with fibers. The aluminum pigment contained in the coating reflects the damaging ultraviolet rays of the sun. Seal Coat can add years of life to the roof surface. It helps reduce interior temperatures and protects the roof by reducing heat absorption, asphalt oxidation, and rapid thermal dimensional changes.

Non-Fibrated Aluminum Roof Coating
This high quality aluminum reflective coating is manufactured from select asphalt, solvents and metallic aluminum pigment. The aluminum pigment in the coating is in the form of flakes which form even, overlapping layers on the surface when applied. This metal shield reflects the damaging ultraviolet rays of the sun and helps reduce interior temperatures. 

Extra-Brite Non-Fibrated Aluminum Roof Coating
A premium quality aluminum reflective coating is manufactured from select asphalts, solvents, and a high percentage of metallic aluminum pigment. The higher percentage of aluminum pigment produces a brighter, longer lasting and more durable coating than most other comparable products. This aluminum roof coating can add years of life to the roof surface by deflecting damaging ultraviolet rays of the sun, reducing interior temperatures, reducing heat absorption and asphalt oxidation.


TOPCOAT Membrane: water-based, spray-applied liquid, which cures to form a seamless 100% acrylic elastomeric membrane.

TOPCOAT Membrane WOB: Water-based, brush, roll or spray-applied liquid which cures to form a seamless rubber membrane that covers the entire roof.

TOPCOAT MB Plus: Water-based, low VOC, acrylic, sprayable polymeric liquid, which cures to form a seamless rubber membrane.

TOPCOAT Surface Seal SB: Solvent-based, sprayable thermoplastic rubber sealant, which cures to form a seamless rubber membrane.

TruCraft cool roof reflective coatings protect your roof from the deterioration caused by the sun’s heat and UV radiation – heat absorption, asphalt breakdown, and thermal shock from heating/cooling cycles. Henry cool roof coatings provide a highly reflective, seamless solar barrier, protecting your roof against the corrosive elements that lead to moisture penetration and damaging leaks. If left unattended for too long, roof deterioration will exceed the limits of normal maintenance, and lead to a costly roof replacement.

Ohio Building Code 1009.11 and Section 306 of Ohio Mechanical Codes Require that buildings higher than 4 stories have access points to the roof.

If your building does not currently meet these codes please contact TruCraft Roofing. We will be happy to evaluate your building and come up with a roof hatch/ladder solution to ensure that your building has appropriate access to the roof. And like with all of our services, we will see the work is completed from the beginning conversations to the final inspections.

Please click here to request an inspection and evaluation of your roof access system.

It is important for roofing professionals like TruCraft Roofing to get on your roof once or twice a year for inspections. With a functional and safe roof hatch and ladder we will be able to do our job safely and efficiently.

TruCraft can custom fabricate sheet metal for your project. We offer custom fabrication from the following types of material.

  • Galvanized Steel
  • Bonderized Steel (Paint ready)
  • Kynar coated steel with 36 colors to choose from
  • Aluminum mill finish
  • Aluminum with kynar finish
  • Copper
  • Stainless Steel


Our sheet metal shop can custom fabricate just about any type of flashing. The following is a list of the most common types of roof flashing we fabricate on a regular basis.

  • Perimeter edge flashing (standard
  • Perimeter edge flashing (Gravel St)
  • Perimeter edge flashing with snap on fascia cover
  • Surface mount counterflashing
  • Two piece reglet counterflashing
  • Expansion joint flashing
  • Cap metal flashing
  • Curb flashing
  • Commercial box guttering
  • Custom size downspouts


At TruCraft Roofing we are experts at installing gutters and downspouts on any commercial project. We offer a wide variety of styles along with custom fabricated pieces. We are proud of our workmanship, efficiency, safety standards and cleanliness.

The gutter system is one component of your roof that needs to be functioning well to avoid costly repairs to your current roof system and building foundation. It is important to have your drainage system evaluated regularly to ensure that everything is functioning properly. During a roof replacement is always good time to inspect, repair, and replace existing gutters, but it is also important to have them maintenance regularly.

Please contact TruCraft Roofing to go over all of your options to help you choose the best gutter/drainage system for your building.

A Snow Retaining System is an important component of your Roofing System. Snow slides can be dangerous to your building, your roof, and your landscaping. And even more than that, snow slides can be extremely dangerous to customers, tenants, and pedestrians.


A properly working Snow Retaining System will hold the snow on your roof until it melts and gently drains away. There are many different options when choosing a snow retaining system. We will be happy to evaluate your roofing system and present you with your best options.


Call TruCraft Roofing or request an inspection, and we will come and evaluate your Snow Retaining System along with your entire Roofing System.
We look forward to hearing from you!