As you know, recent storms have torn through the Midwest causing severe damage to countless facilities in the St. Louis area. We hope that you made it through the storms unscathed.  If not, and you need assistance with roof related issues, please contact us to schedule a consult.

We advise everyone to choose their roofing professionals wisely during this time of emergency and avoid “storm chasers”.

Proper Roof System Selection

During a recent Better Understanding of Roofing Systems Institute (BURSI) seminar some great information was presented.  A segment of the seminar focused on the rhyme and reasoning to specifiy one roof system over another.  We felt this could benefit anyone that may be budgeting roof replacements or dealing with replacement due to recent storm damage.

Not all systems are created equal and each system will have its strengths and weaknesses.  There is no “perfect” system for all applications.  The breakdown below sheds some insight into which roof systems are best suited for each particular installation.


Although it does not cover all the concerns, this table is a good starting point in the selection of a new roof system. There is much more that should be taken into consideration before investing into a new roof system such as interior/exterior environments, durability, building use, budget, etc. Don’t hesistate to ask questions on why a certain roof system is being recommended by your roofing professional.  As always, we are here to help if you have any questions.

Cale Prokopf
RoofTech Consulting, Inc
(314) 687-5687