Why Are Commercial Roofs Flat?

Brad GordonCommercial Roofing, Flat Roofs, Torch On Roofing, Why Hire A Professional Roofer

image of Vancouver skyline with commercial flat roofs

When you look around the city of Vancouver, you’ll notice that most commercial buildings have something in common: flat rooftops. While commercial roofs appear completely flat, this isn’t exactly the case. Most flat roofs are built with a slight 2% slope to them. This encourages drainage and allows the water to flow to the center of the roof into a … Read More

Why are Flat Roofs Common on Commercial Buildings in Vancouver?

Brad GordonFlat Roofs

Flat Roofs Common on Commercial Buildings?

There are many things to love about the beautiful city of Vancouver, and its architectural identity is one of them. However, if you have been paying attention to the general urban landscape of the city, you may have noticed that there is a trend among commercial buildings — they all have the flattest of roofs!   Okay, so maybe saying … Read More

Vancouver TPO vs EPDM Roofing Advantages & Lifespan

Brad GordonFlat Roofs, Torch On Roofing

Flat Roof epdm vs tpo methods roofing install

Flat roofs are very common on large commercial buildings and warehouses. There are a number of different types of flat roofs that can be installed on these types of buildings. The key is knowing which one will best suit your needs and budget. For the most part, a rubber membrane roof is the highest value option in terms of durability, … Read More

Lulu Winery Island – Commercial Roof Project

Brad GordonCommercial Roofing, Flat Roofs

Lulu Winery

Lulu Winery Island Lulu Winery, located in Richmond, BC has been recognized in both nationally and internationally as the first wine showcase window at the Asia-Pacific Gateway in Canada. The winery is located immediately adjacent to the vineyards and holds 6 spacious country style tasting rooms. Upon initial inspection, we saw areas on the roof that showed signs of pooling, aging … Read More

Waldorf Hotel – Commercial Roofing Project

Brad GordonCommercial Roofing, Flat Roofs, Roof Replacement

waldorf hotel vancouver

The Waldorf Hotel in Vancouver The Waldorf Hotel is a vintage style boutique hotel in Vancouver, BC. The hotel was established in 1947 as one of the most renowned tiki-themed hotels in Canada, if not in all of North America. The building was home to one of Vancouver’s most popular music venues until January 2013 when it was sold with plans to rezone the … Read More

The Importance of Vacuuming a Flat Roof

Brad GordonCleaning, Flat Roofs, Roof Maintenance


Roof maintenance is one of the best ways to ensure your roof’s longevity. Whether you have a commercial flat roof or residential roof, you need to take care of this essential part of structure to avoid roof damage and costly roof repairs. Prior to repairing or replacing your flat roof, it is vital to have it vacuumed. This will greatly reduce … Read More

What Is the Lifespan of a Flat Roof?

Brad GordonFlat Roofs


As its name implies, a flat roof is nearly perfectly horizontal. Flat roofs are commonly used to top apartment complexes, offices, retail establishments and other public buildings. They are constructed from materials such as tar, asphalt, metal and wood. The expected lifespan of a flat roof depends on its material and maintenance. Let’s start with an overview of some common … Read More

Tips for Maintaining a Flat Roof

Brad GordonFlat Roofs, Roof Tips


If your home has a flat roof, perhaps you’ve heard that they tend to run into more maintenance problems due to the very nature of their construction. While it’s true that flat roofs do tend to require a bit more maintenance than a sloped roof, the fact remains that–with proper care– a flat roof can last just as long as … Read More

What Is The Best Roofing System For A Flat Roof?

Brad GordonFlat Roofs


Choosing the best type of roofing system for a flat roof is a challenge for many homeowners and businesses owners. There are multiple types of roofing systems that will work for flat roofs, and when deciding on the right one, there are multiple factors to take into consideration. These factors include: durability, the building’s structure and roof weight limitations and … Read More