Types of Roofs We Work On
The roofing industry constantly strives to create new and better design concepts. Kato Roofing partners with the industry's leading manufacturers and associations to ensure we comply with industry standards and best practices on every installation. When we start a job, we don't stop until the project is complete. That means we complete every detail, right down to the gutters, soffit, and fascia.
Worldwide, EPDM is the most popular type of roofing for both new and reroof low-slope applications. It is durable, extremely versatile, and easy for roofing professionals to install, maintain and repair.
EPDM roofing systems are based on a high-performance synthetic rubber compound, available in black or white. Advantages include high strength, low weight, and outstanding thermal expansion and contraction characteristics.
EPDM membranes have a 30-year record of proven weatherability in all types of climates. They are waterproof, highly resistant to ultraviolet deterioration, and well suited to applications ranging from office buildings, to warehouses, to hospitals, and schools.
BUR is a durable roofing system ideally suited to low-slope or flat roofs structures and is constructed of multiple layers of asphalt and fiberglass "felts".
The redundancy of a multi-layered system provides greater puncture resistance and protection against leaks. Asphalt works well as both an adhesive to bond the felts together and as a water resistant material to prevent moisture penetration.
KRI uses manufacturer designed base, ply, and cap sheets, along with the proper installation tools, to provide the highest quality asphalt-based roofs.
Thermoplastic Poly Olefin (TPO)
Thermoplastic single-ply roofing membranes are among the fastest growing commercial roofing products and have gained broad industry acceptance for their many performance and installation advantages.
At a time of increasing demand for more energy efficient roofing systems, TPO single-ply membranes offer high reflective qualities to reduce cooling costs and the urban heat effect. TPO has exceptional resistance to ultraviolet, ozone, and chemical exposure.
TPO is a great reroofing option and is most commonly used for flat roofing structures.
Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVC)
PVC is a rigid thermoplastic that relies on plasticizers for flexibility and additives for UV protection. As a thermoplastic, it can be heat welded at seams to produce a continuous roofing surface.
KRI only uses PVC sheet manufacturers using high quality plasticizers with an established record of superior performance. The material is frequently specified for restaurants due to its grease resistant qualities.
Modified Bitumen is a membrane consisting of asphalt with added plasticizers for flexibility, and a reinforcing scrim for strength.
It is well-suited for use in flashings or when installed as a cap sheet for a built-up roof system. Modified Bitumen is also an excellent candidate for high-traffic roof areas and features a granular surface available in multiple colors.
The roofing industry utilizes a number of elastomeric coatings, ranging from acrylic to urethane. Coatings can be quickly applied to asphalt, EPDM, PVC, or other membranes to extend the useful life of the roof by 10 years or more.
Coatings can provide additional waterproofing for metal surfaces, or increase the reflectivity of a membrane to help reduce cooling costs.
Today's coating systems offer substantial savings to contractors and building owners by using technology to maximize roof performance and lower labor expenses.
Tapered Insulation Systems
Kato Roofing, in conjunction with our suppliers and manufacturers, has the ability to design a tapered insulation system made specifically for your building. We will take into consideration the type of drainage, where you would like the water to end up, and slope of the roof. A good roof will drain properly within a reasonable amount of time, reducing the chance of water infiltration into the building.
Standing Seam Roofing Systems
Kato Roofing has teamed up with the best manufacturers of standing seam metal panel systems. With a vast array of materials, colors, and profiles to meet your individual needs, we will design and install a metal roofing system that will spruce up any existing building or add that special architectural color and design to a new building. All metal roofing trim is made from the panel supplier's flat sheet metal to match the color of the panels exactly. Trim is fabricated in our state of the art sheet metal shop to guarantee the best possible fit and finish to the project.