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At ACR-1, we provide our Waukegan, Chicago clients with top-quality commercial roof repairs, replacements, and installation. Our team of qualified commercial roofers specializes in working with a variety of roofing types.

Commercial Roof Repair

In Waukegan, Chicago, your commercial roof may experience leaks, drafts, standing water, or damage which are all signs that your roof requires repairs. Commercial roof repairs are necessary to your roof maintenance routine helping to not only prevent further damage to your roof but will also help save you on more costly repairs or roof replacement.

When you have your roof repaired, you can increase your property value while preserving the commercial roof’s lifespan. As part of our repair process, we will perform a thorough inspection of your roof. During this inspection, we will look for common commercial roof issues and will work to make the best recommendation for the repairs needed.

Commercial Roof Replacement

Due to the severe weather that Waukegan may experience, your commercial roofing system may experience damage due to water, wind, rain, snow, and other sources. This damage to your commercial roof can lead to leaks, degraded seams, and other damage that can compromise the integrity of your roofing system. If your commercial roof has been damaged severely or your roof is nearing the end of its lifespan, then we may make recommendations for a commercial roof replacement.

Our expert team of commercial roofers specializes in re-roofing commercial buildings of all types. We work on the following roof types:

  • Monolithic Roofing
  • SPF or Foam-Roofs
  • Modified Bitumen
  • Built-up Roofs
  • Rubber Roofs
  • PVC or TPO
  • Metal Roofs
  • Rolled Roofing

We offer a monolithic roofing replacement system that is flexible, highly durable, and more energy-efficient. This seamless roofing system is manufactured directly on your building, providing you with a custom-fitted commercial roofing system that seamlessly fits your flashings and penetrations. This eliminates the need for the roof material to be cut and glued, preventing the need for seams that can fail and cause leaks.

We can also add highly reflective options to your roof to lower cooling costs. Additional insulation can also be added to further lower your energy costs. These coatings include:

  • Flexbond White Elastomeric
  • Flexbond Chips
  • Flexbond Aluminum Coating

Commercial Roof Installation in Waukegan, Chicago

If your commercial roof is close to the end of its lifespan, has suffered major damages, or if you would like to upgrade your commercial roofing system, we offer the advantage roofing system. This is a seamless commercial roofing option that offers you a reliable, durable commercial roofing system that can be installed over your existing system of any kind.

Our system is 3-4 times thicker than the roofing materials of our competitors creating a more durable roofing surface. This thicker material protects your roof from items falling on or being thrown onto it. It also protects from damage caused by metal casings or screws.

This roofing system is also flexible, allowing it to flex with the movement of the roofing structure. This comes from the self-flashing feature that allows the material to form around 90-degree angles and circular items seamlessly. With the self-flashing feature, we can avoid weak points in the roof.

Commercial Roofing Types

Monolithic Roofing System

A monolithic roofing system is installed in one complete piece, with no need for seams. This system is also highly reflective to help lower energy costs and is 3-4 times thicker than competitor materials, making it durable against damage from falling items as well as metal screws or casings.

Built-Up Roofs

A built-up roofing system, also referred to as hot tar or hot asphalt roof, can either be left smooth or covered in gravel. Without a top layer of gravel, this type of roof is vulnerable to UV degradation, which causes the roof material to become brittle and crack.

Rolled Roofing

A rolled roofing system also referred to as 90-pounds, is an economical material similar in composure to shingles.  This roofing material is used as a temporary roof on sloped surfaces. It is not suited to withstand the wear and tear needed to serve as a permanent roofing solution.

Metal Roofs

Metal roofs are made from steel or aluminum with a variety of corrugations. Metal roofs tend to have issues with leaks due to all the fastener holes and laps in the metal. It’s important to note that if you need to change a flat roof to a sloped roof, you will be required to change the building design, which can lead to structural issues.


PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride)/TPO (Thermoplastic Polyolefin) roofs are composed of a thin layer of thermoplastic that is adhered to the roof or mechanically installed. Over time, this type of roofing system can become brittle due to UV exposure. It can also be easily damaged by roof traffic or hail. It is also susceptible to punctures.

Rubber Roofs

Rubber roofing is made from a thin black synthetic material called EPDM. This material absorbs the infrared heat rays of the sun, which can lead to higher cooling costs due to the increased heat. Another issue is that the UV rays work to accelerate the deterioration of rubber roofing which leads to its shrinkage and pulling apart at the seams.

Sprayed Polyurethane Foam (SPF) Roofing

Sprayed Polyurethane Foam roofing is spray-applied to the commercial roof and is then topped with either a silicone or acrylic elastomeric topcoat. SPF roofing is vulnerable to UV damage and punctures.

Modified Bitumen

Modified Bitumen roofing is much like rolled roofing but is heavier. In addition to being heavier, this material is very stiff, making it difficult to work with, particularly around penetrations and wall flashings. The main issue with this type of roofing material is seam failure, which leads to leaks.  Also, when a darker color is selected it will attract UV rays which can lead to increased cooling costs and thermal shock.

Asphalt Built-Up Roofing Systems

An asphalt built-up roofing system also called a hot tar or hot asphalt roof can be covered in gravel or left smooth. When lacking a top gravel layer, this type of roofing is subject to UV degradation that will cause the material to become brittle and crack.

Professional Commercial Roofing Service in Waukegan, Chicago

Clients in Waukegan, Chicago, can rely on ACR-1 for all their commercial roofing repair and replacement needs. Contact us today to learn more!

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