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Roofing Specialties

The right solution for your needs.

Since 1987, we’ve specialized in expertly providing an array of roofing system solutions so that our customers have choices. At Madsen Roofing & Waterproofing, to answer your needs, goals and preferences, we specialize in installing a wide variety of roof types, including the following: 

BUR (Built-Up Roofs)

For many low-slope roofing systems, we recommend and install Built-up Roof membranes. Composed of alternating layers of bitumen and reinforcement fabrics (felts), built-up roofs can be hot or cold applied and afford quality moisture resistance and protection from extreme winter and summer conditions. 

Cool Roofing

Madsen Roofing & Waterproofing, Inc. was one of the first roofing companies to work with the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) in promoting an energy saving program initiated by the California Energy Commission. Cool Roof membranes provide significant energy efficiency, reduce air pollution, and improve the overall environment.  With the increased awareness of being energy efficient and the passing of Title 24 Energy Efficiency Building Standards in California, cool roofing systems are the fastest growing sector in the roofing industry. Cool roofing systems remain up to 60 degrees cooler than traditional roofing systems, transferring less heat into the building below and throughout the community. By maintaining an overall consistent temperature, your building stays cooler and you consume less energy. 

Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM)

Historically the most common single-ply membrane employed in commercial roofing, EPDM is simply a synthetic rubber sheet. This roofing system offers durability and design versatility for low-slope roofing applications.

Fluid Applied

Ideal for new construction and roof restoration, fluid applied roofing systems not only provide superior protection from water infiltration through the roof but is an excellent choice for difficult flashing details.

Garden Roofs/Green Roofing

Both functional and aesthetically appealing, Green Roofing (also referred to as Roof Gardens and Vegetative Roofing) improves the structure's energy efficiency while adding plant life and aesthetics in populated areas. Extensive or intensive, green roofs are lighter, more cost-effective and provide building owners and tenants with numerous ecological, technical and economic benefits:

  • Enhances a commercial building's aesthetic appearance.
  • Creates therapeutic and peaceful environments while increasing space for tenant use and recreation.
  • Can yield a longer life cycle than a traditional roof system.
  • Protects roof membrane from UV Rays, fluctuating temperatures and mechanical damage.
  • Retains 50%-90% of a typical rainfall on the roof.
  • Processes airborne toxins and re-oxygenates the air thus improving air quality.

Metal Roofing

A reliable commercial roofing system that offers a myriad of competitive advantages over other systems, metal roofing is available in a variety of profiles, pigments, and textures—all affording architectural appeal and durability. This flexible roofing material is perhaps the most effective source of protection against fires and adverse weather conditions. Its steep slopes boast minimal life-cycle costs and offer rapid water shedding ability. Metal roofing also qualifies as a cool roof system and is highly respected by the Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star Roof Products Program. Metal roof systems:

  • Offer durability, thus reducing maintenance costs over 30+ year life span.
  • Can achieve California's Title 24 cool roof requirements.
  • Are weather resistant to wind, hail, ice, snow, and heat.
  • Are lighter than most non-metal roofing membranes.
  • Are 100% recyclable at the end of its useful life.

Modified Bituman

Modified Bituman Roofing Systems can be hot or cold applied and are designed for industrial commercial buildings with low slope or flat roof structures. These roofing systems provide resistance to both cold and hot temperatures, offer multiple surfacing options and colors, and provide superior fire resistance, ensured performance and long-term durability.

Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)

A single-ply roofing membrane which offers high reflectivity, superior physical attributes and resistance to water, chemicals, grease, fire and punctures. 

Shingle/Shake Roofing

Ideal for steep slope systems, shingle roofing is a cost-effective alternative to metal and tile roofing. The initial installation costs are moderate because shingles are generally easy to size and attach to the roof deck, and they serve as a flexible complement to most roofing systems including single-ply and built-up roofing. Over the life of the roofing investment, shingles will stand-up to all weather conditions, requiring minimal maintenance and offering a 25+ year lifespan. Shingles can be aesthetically customized and are available in a spectrum of materials.

Single-Ply Roofing

A standard material for low-slope roof systems, single-ply roofing membranes are generally factory made sheets composed of thermoplastic and thermoset products. They are lightweight and offer cost-effective “cool roof” benefits and Title 24 compliance. Flexible to budgets and needs, we 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. 

Solar Roofing 

By converting direct sunlight into electricity, solar roofs provide a functional, cost efficient and protective solution. Energy received from solar panels on the roof can be used within the building and provide smooth, sleek protection to the building structure from harsh elements like heat and rain.  The energy you don’t use goes back into the power grid and provides a cost savings and great ROI for building owners.

Sprayed Polyurethane Foam (SPF)

Capable of being applied to most commercial roofs and compromising protrusions, Madsen Roofing and Waterproofing, Inc. is one of the few commercial area roofers with the technical equipment in our fleet to apply this unique roofing product. Sprayed Polyurethane Foam (SPF) is applied as a liquid, creating a single membrane that covers the entire roof—free of leak-causing seams and joints. With a high strength-to-weight ratio, SPF roofing typically weighs only a fraction of BURs or single-ply roofs. SPF roofing:

  • Eliminates the need for tear off and thus business disruptions.
  • Integrates waterproofing and roofing for the entire building envelope.
  • Satisfies California Title 24 requirements (link to white paper).
  • Affords a long-term roof system investment with minimal maintenance and degradation.
  • Improves the building’s energy efficiency by providing a sophisticated cool roof system.

Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO)

Composed primarily of polypropylene or polyethylene, TPO systems do not require plasticizers for flexibility, mitigating the risk of a breached roofing system.

Tile Roofing

Generally produced in concrete or clay, tile roofing is available in a spectrum of pigments and finishes, empowering architects and building owners with sophisticated design options. Although initial installation costs can be substantial, tile roofs are known to have a long life span with minimal maintenance requirements.

Which roof is right for your needs? Our experts will help you figure it out.  Get a free estimate today.