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Did You Know Your Roof Can Help Lower Your Electricity Bill? 

Calling all commercial building and property owners – did you know that foam encoding your roof can reduce the workload on your HVAC systems and lower your energy consumption? Here’s everything you need to know about cool roof systems and how they can save you money.

Designed to reflect more sunlight than a conventional roof, cool roof systems help lower the temperature of a building, and in turn reduce the workload on your HVAC systems. “It’s truly the best system for a flat roof,” says Bob Qualey, president of CES Commercial Roofing LLC in Florida. 

CES Commercial Roofing is an industry leader in the liquid applied commercial roofing industry, and one of the largest foam and coating contractors in Florida, with millions of square feet of completed roofing systems under their belt.

Specializing in the 3 R’s – Repair, Refurbishment and Re-Roofing of commercial and industrial flat roof systems, CES Commercial Roofing serves all areas of Florida, with locations in Tampa, Englewood, and Palm Harbor. 

“Our system can extend the life of your existing roof while providing 10, 15 or 20 year warranties,” says Qualey.

Using spray polyurethane foam, an eco-friendly material that is moisture and mold-resistant, along with commercial grade silicone or acrylic coatings, CES Commercial Roofing helps you build a barrier between the elements and your roof, that can save you tons of money in the long run. 

“The process starts with a thorough cleaning of the roof, then we make any necessary repairs, and apply the foam, followed by the application of a silicone or an acrylic coat,” Qualey says. 

“Everything stays on the ground, we pull hoses up and we spray apply,” he continues, adding  that one of the unique things about foam encodings is that they make for monolithic, seamless applications.

“Foam systems are self flashing so any type of protrusion, whether they be AC stands, curbs, vent pipes, you name it, everything is flashed and fully adheres in a seamless application, as opposed to conventional roofing that has to be fitted around those protrusions,” he says.

CES Commercial Roofing also provides exterior waterproofing services, storm damage repair, and so much more. The best part is, they’re processes do not require the loading of any equipment or materials on the roof itself, which means the business or commercial property can operate as it normally would without any disturbances.

CES Commercial Roofing works fast, and efficiently to get the job done, and in most cases, you wouldn’t even know they were on your roof. There’s no pounding. Their machines generally run from the back of the building so there’s no interruption to daily business.

“I think for the most part, our clients really appreciate the fact that we’re unobtrusive to their business. They can operate their business as they would if we weren’t there and they appreciate that. Then the other big thing is we’re there for them after the fact,” Qualey adds.

Qualey shares that at CES Commercial Roofing, he and his team view every roof they do as a partnership. “We feel that once we’ve been contracted to do a roof, that we now have ownership in that roof with a client for the duration of that warranty period,” he says.

CES Commercial Roofing is honest about the work they do, which is evident in their client feedback. “Pride in work is the biggest thing for us. We want our guys to take pride in everything they do when they get on a roof and that’s from the time they show up, how they look, how the equipment looks, to getting on the roof, doing the work, cleaning up every day, and leaving the roof and the grounds better than they found it.” 

With that said, how do you know if you need to contact CES Commercial Roofing?

Qualey shares that although leaks are the biggest driving factor in someone contacting them, really, commercial and industrial property owners should be focused on preventative maintenance, instead of reactive maintenance.

“Roof systems have a life cycle, especially conventional roof systems, and if you wait till the end of that life cycle, that’s when you’re going to have to tear your existing roof off and put a new roof on, and that price is exponentially higher than if you take proper measures to care for your roof initially and catch it in time for restoration,” he says. 

The way it works is, CES Commercial Roofing will inspect your roof, give you a free estimate, and from there, be able to answer any questions you have prior to beginning construction on your roof. 

“We believe that especially on a flat roof, it’s important to have boots on the roof, meaning we must actually walk on the roof in order to inspect it properly. At that point, we make any detailed notes that are needed, whether or not there are issues with the roof, if we need to do a moisture scan to detect whether or not the roof is wet underneath, to assure that all of their AC units are up to code etc., and we make sure that our client is included at each stage of our process,” he concludes.

For more information or to schedule a free roof estimate, be sure to visit, especially if you are located in Tampa, Englewood or Palm Harbor in Florida.