Welcome to Longhorn Commercial Roofing

For your Austin roofing solutions, trust a company that has covered nearly three billion square feet of roofing in Texas. When you need a new roof, or you need to repair and extend the life of your existing roof using one of these miraculous new roof coatings, call us first!

40+ years of Experience Covering Over 2.7 Billion Sq. Ft. Phone: 512-271-5909

Austin TX Roofing Company

Commercial & Industrial Roofing Repairs and Replacement. For any roofing need in Austin Texas, call 512-271-5909 for time-honored customer service

Longhorn Commercial Roofing has been a top roofing and general commercial contractor in the industry for over 40 years. When we started the business we wanted to focus on customer service, competitive pricing, and unbelievable company ethics. That is why so many clients from all over the nation continue to choose Longhorn Commercial Roofing for their roofing projects. We covered over 2.7 billion square feet of roof. Not only is your satisfaction guaranteed, but we offer 20 year renewable warranties on the roofs that we install. Rest assured if you pick Longhorn Commercial Roofing as your roofing or general contractor, you are picking one of the best in the industry. We offer the following roofing products:

The asphalt shingle roof is the most popular type of roofing in the United States. The average lifespan is up to 20 years. The materials start at prices below a dollar a square foot, are easy to install and simple to repair. If your shingle roof is aging, we offer a seamless, durable elastomeric coating to seal shingles against leaks and damage.

Metal standing seam roofs are factory-made panels with raised seams that interlock then are sealed watertight. It has been used in half of all low-rise commercial and industrial buildings constructed in the last several years.

Modified bitumen is ideal for buildings with flat or low slope roofs. It is manufactured in rolls with adhesive on the underside to bond the roofing to the substrate.

Metal roofing complements home exterior decor, delivers the long-lasting affordability commercial structures require, and is the first choice for industrial building. In light colors, or with a metal roof coating, the energy efficiency is significant.

Roof coatings adhere to many kinds of roofing materials. The products are not “one size fits all,” but are engineered for specific roofing materials. What they do have in common is exceptional “reflectivity,” which means heat from the sun bounces away from the surface, significantly reducing air conditioning costs.

Elastomeric roof coatings are applied as a liquid, and then dry to a seamless coating that prolongs the life of your roof. It is an economical roofing solution for BUR, modified bitumen, metal, cement, and EPDM roofs.

For rubber roofs, a seamless coating results in years of worry free and maintenance free service. An aging EPDM roof shrinks and cracks. The coating restores leak protection.

Metal roof coatings are the innovative solution for commercial, industrial, farm and ranch structures. Your roof is coated with layers of polymer leak and rust protection.

Flat roof coatings eliminate the succession of troubles associated with flat roofs such as chronic leaking, ponding and rapid deterioration. Ask about it if your current roof is hot-tar modified bitumen rubber; built-up single-ply metal; or polyurethane foam.

Austin roofing company, Longhorn Commercial Roofing, serves the entire state of Texas. Call us at 512-271-5909 to speak to one of our experienced customer service representatives.

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Modified Bitumen | Longhorn Commercial Roofing in Austin, TX

Matt Parker - Sunday, October 15, 2017

Modified Bitumen is an asphalt-based roofing product, similar to the Built-up-Roof (BUR) designed for low-slope or flat roofs. It offers the benefits of a BUR roof, but also offers additional strength, flexibility and UV resistance. Modified Bitumen provides multiple layers of protection, and tolerates extreme environmental elements. Various methods are used for the installation of this type of roofing system, including the hot torch method and sealant-backed peel and stick rolls. Modified bitumen roofing ensures your business is protected from the elements and can save you money on energy consumption. Longhorn Commercial Roofing in Austin, TX can provide you with the roofing solution you need.

Modified Bitumen | Longhorn Commercial Roofing in Austin, TX

The layers that define Modified Bitumen consists of the following:   

1. Insulation  provides temperature stability of the roof system.

2. Modified base sheets and plies.

3. Modified Bitumen Membranes are composed of co-polymer reinforced with polyester or fiberglass for added strength, resisting tears and punctures.

4. Adhesive is combined with a waterproofing material, and can be applied either hot or cold.

5. Surfacing  includes a factory application, a gravel application, or a liquid applied roof coating, and others. Provides UV protection and additional weathering resistance.


There are primarily two types of modified bitumen roofing. Styrene Butadiene Styrene (SBS) and Atactic Polypropylene (APP). Both can be reinforced for added strength and a long service life. SBS has the properties of elongation and recovery. This enables it to better deal with stresses from temperature extremes, wind, and the typical contraction and expansion. APP is more plastomeric whereas SBS is more elastomeric. APP ensures the weathering better but lacks the flexibility of SBS. They differ in the method of installation. Styrene Butadiene Styrene (SBS) is typically installed with either heat welding, hot asphalts or cold adhesives. Atactic Polypropylene (APP) will almost always utilize the hot torch method in its installation process, but can be heat welded or utilizing a cold-application of adhesives. Contact Longhorn Commercial Roofing in Austin, TX for additional information.

The Benefits of a Modified Bitumen Roof from Longhorn Commercial Roofing in Austin, TX

  • Proven track record of performance and excellence for flat or low-slope roofs
  • Weather resistant and water proof even in temperature extremes
  • Its multiple layers provide additional protection, if one layer is damaged, the other layers make a leak less likely to occur
  • Offers a broad range of application methods
  • Offers a wide range of top-surfacing materials, including cool roof solutions
  • Available in a variety of colors for improving your building's appearance
  • The insulated layer can assist you to cut energy costs
  • High tensile-strength, yet is flexible with expansion and contraction for building movement and temperature variations
  • Cost effective and competitive with other roofing systems
  • Can provide fire, wind, and/or hail resistance
  • Can resist punctures and tears
  • Competitive in cost with other roofing systems
  • Easy to repair and maintain
  • Available in a VOC-free installation


The reliability of any roof begins with the professional expertise of the installer. For this reason, ensure you are receiving a qualified roofing expert. Longhorn Commercial Roofing in Austin, TX offers the expertise you require for a reliable roofing solution according to your budget and needs. Furthermore, any building owner wants a roof that lasts. Routine maintenance and annual or bi-annual roof inspections will help to ensure a roof that is reliable and long lasting. Thickness and durability are factors in the longevity of modified bitumen roofing, enabling you to choose the durability you need based on factors such as environment, foot traffic and other. The advantages of saving energy, and a long lifespan means they will not end up in the landfill as soon as some roofing types.

Longhorn Commercial Roofing in Austin, TX works closely with you to determine the proper roof system for your commercial building according to your needs and budget. We provide the information you need regarding your roofing options, so you can make an informed decision for your business.

In addition, we work with our customers in order to provide as little interruption as possible to your business. We complete our installations on time and on budget, so you can get on with what you do best.

Furthermore, our highly skilled employees are certified, experienced, and trained to install every type of commercial roofing system with first class quality  and craftsmanship. You can rely on Longhorn Commercial Roofing in Austin, TX.

Roof Repair

In addition to roof installation and replacement, Longhorn Commercial Roofing in Austin, TX offers professional roofing repair. We employ highly trained roof repair crews , who are experts in repair all types of commercial roofing. We can typically repair roof leaks or roof damage with minimal disruption to your business. When you need commercial roof repair, give us a call.

With more than 40 years of experience throughout all of Texas, you can rely on Longhorn Commercial Roofing in Austin, TX to provide dependable and professional commercial roofing system installation, repair and roof coatings. Longhorn Construction has installed approximately 3 billion square feet of commercial roofing through the years. We take pride in a job well done, and you can be confident our roofers are experienced professionals and can get the job done proficiently. If you are considering a modified bitumen roofing system in your project, or other commercial roofing types, give us a call today for a free estimate and consultation.

Roof Repair vs. Replacement | Longhorn Commercial Roofing Austin, TX

Matt Parker - Friday, September 15, 2017

For more than 40 years, Longhorn commercial roofing in Austin, TX has provided quality commercial roofing throughout the state of Texas. By providing experienced roofers with expertise and superior customer service, Longhorn Construction has become a leading roofing contractor recognized for its quality craftsmanship. When you are considering roof repair vs. replacement, call for the experienced guidance of a Longhorn Construction professional, where you know your roof is in competent hands.

Roof Repair vs. Replacement | Longhorn Commercial Roofing Austin, TX

Whether your roof requires repair, replacement or when you need a new installation, we work closely with our clients to provide a roofing solution that works for your business. Each roof is different, so are its needs and the potential roofing materials. A Longhorn commercial roofing in Austin, TX representative will provide you with the information you need, in order for you to make an informed decision. Factors you will need to consider include roofing material, whether or not you want a roof that increases insulation, reduces noise, required maintenance, regulatory compliance,  and pricing, for example.

All roofs require periodic maintenance, and the amount and type required varies, depending on the type of roof serving your building.  We will provide you with the facts, and our recommendation according to your needs, your budget, desired energy consumption, and maintenance preference.

Replacing a Roof

A roof installed with first quality craftsmanship should last for many years. While superior construction may make it less vulnerable to storm damage, it cannot make it impervious to all the potential storm factors. Storms come and go, but a well constructed roof is more likely to weather it without damage. Blowing debris is one reason you should always inspect your commercial roof after a storm. Early intervention when damage does occur can be the difference of being able to repair, or the need to replace the roof.  Wear and tear from age will also eventually take its toll on your roofs integrity. When faced with roof replacement, ensure you choose a reputable, experienced, licensed, bonded and insured roofing contractor. Longhorn commercial roofing in Austin, TX can provide the quality and expertise you require for your roofing needs.

The Signs You May Need a New Roof 

         The average lifespan of a commercial roof varies, depending on the roofing material. Other factors that can affect the roof's longevity, include environmental conditions, and whether or not it has received routine maintenance. The age of the roof is a good indicator of when replacement may be an expected.

         Leaks can occur due to different reasons, such as poor craftsmanship, loose flashing and damage. Flashing is installed around the roofs perimeter and intrusions, such as ventilation pipes. Age is a major cause of the need for roof replacement, and the aged roof will eventually develop leaks with possible damage to the roof substructure.  When water ponds on the roof, leaks are more likely to occur. Ponding can cause leaks and failure of the roof substructure as the size grows, and weight of water increases. Contact Longhorn commercial roofing in Austin, TX for an evaluation of your roof's condition, and the solution you need.

         Bubbles and blisters on the roof surface  indicate moisture is in the roof cover. Leaks may occur, and the roofs lifespan will be reduced. Longhorn commercial roofing in Austin, TX can provide the repair required for this and other roof problems.

         When choosing between roof repair vs. replacement, there are a number of considerations. For example, a roof with a recent leak and sound structure is likely to qualify for repair or a roof coating. On the other hand, a roof with long term leaks, and structural damage is more likely to require replacement. Roof coating is an option for many roof problems, and can save you money vs. the cost of replacement. Not every roof is a candidate, but the majority are, even when they require some repair.

         Advanced deterioration due to environmental factors, such as extreme heat or cold, will reduce a roof's lifespan. Solutions are available for environmental extremes, and can reduce the impact. If your commercial roofing  is showing wear and tear, have your roof inspected for a possible replacement or roof coating. Contact Longhorn commercial roofing in Austin, TX today to schedule a free roofing estimate.

Commercial Roof Repairs

Longhorn commercial roofing in Austin, TX has more than forty years of experience in commercial roof repair. Our professional roofers are qualified to handle any roof repair project. Why Longhorn for your roofing needs? For more than 40 years we have maintained the goals of honesty, integrity, and the practice of fine craftsmanship for roofing throughout Texas. That is because we think you deserve the best quality roofing possible, and when you contact us for roofing services, we are committed to providing it.

Longhorn Construction strives to exceed your expectations with every job we provide. When you call Longhorn commercial roofing in Austin, TX for your commercial roofing, you receive a first quality installation by one of the nations most experienced commercial roofing contractors. Give us a call for a free roofing estimate when you are faced with the decision of roof repair vs. roof replacement.

Why You Should Choose Modified Bitumen Roofing for Commercial Buildings

Matt Parker - Sunday, July 30, 2017

When choosing the roofing material for your house or office, its slope is one of the major factors you have to consider. Modified bitumen material is suitable for flat surfaces. It is mostly used in commercial buildings since a majority of residential buildings have a steep slope. It is a prevalent myth that asphalt shingle roof is fragile and is prone to damages. However, it is highly durable and ensures that the roof stays intact for decades.

Why You Should Choose Modified Bitumen Roofing for Commercial Buildings

Modified bitumen roofing is prepared by processing asphalt shingle, due to which both terms are often used interchangeably. Do not try to do roofing on your own. A professional Longhorn commercial roofing Austin skillfully spreads the sheets of material and ensures that they do not get affected during harsh weather.

Many people ask, why should I get modified bitumen roofing? To answer this question, let’s have a look at its major benefits.

·        Design Choices:

You can prepare a variety of designs with raw form of modified bitumen, asphalt shingles. The roofing material is available in different colors and styles, making it easier for owners to choose the right roofing. By choosing the most suitable styles, you can enhance the architecture of your building.

You can also contact a professional Longhorn commercial roofing Austin to get an expert opinion on the most suitable choice for your office. Do you want to create a 3D effect with your roof? Then you should choose this material with premium or laminated finishing.

·        Durability:

Modified bitumen is an extremely durable material that maintains its shape and form for decades. However, it is a recommended practice to use soft shoes when walking on the roof. It will reduce the risk of potential damages and holes due to pointed shoes.

It can sustain in rains and storms and the average lifespan is 20 years. However, you can maintain it for even longer by acquiring maintenance services for Longhorn commercial roofing Austin.

·        Waterproof:

Another major factor that enhances its durability is that it is waterproof. Professional workers prepare modified bitumen sheets with the help of various components. Adhesives are used in its preparation process to keep them safe from damages due to water. Therefore, these sheets are suitable for both hot and cold weather conditions. Rain, summer heat and snowfall cannot damage them easily.

·        Cost Factor:

It is often noticed that people avoid roofing of their houses or commercial offices just because they consider it wastage of money. However, you can achieve the objective within a limited budget by choosing the right material and an efficient professional service for Longhorn commercial roofing Austin. Proper installation of roofing sheets ensures that you do not need to replace roofing time and again.

·        Easy Installation:

The easier the installation of roofing material, the lesser amount you have to spend. Not only it helps you save money, but also reduces the time required for its installation. A professional service for Longhorn commercial roofing Austin ensures that the roof installation is done as per customer satisfaction. As compared to other available materials, modified bitumen roofing is the easiest one. They are quite light-weight and even a worker with limited experience can install the sheets with ease.

·        Strength:

Modified bitumen membrane sheets are available in two forms: APP and SBS. Atactic Polypropylene is a suitable choice to obtain quality and characteristics of plastic. It is basically a thermoplastic polymer and professional workers use heat-welding or torch application methods to shape it. On the other hand, hot mopping of asphalt or a cold adhesive material assists in the installation of Styrene Butadiene Styrene. It has rubber-like shape and characteristics.

Both SBS and APP membrane sheets are appropriate for commercial buildings. Despite their differences, strength is constant in both of them. They can retain their form in hot, cold and rainy weathers. Therefore, these sheets are commonly used in all parts of the world for roofing purpose. In order to further improve their strength and durability, you can increase the number of sheets.

·        Energy Efficiency:

The long-term benefits of modified bitumen roofing material make it a suitable choice for your home as well as office. It is highly energy-efficient and assists in decreasing your monthly utility bill. However, an additional layer is necessary for this purpose so as to enhance its energy efficiency. It controls the flow of heat and allows you to keep your home safe from harsh weather stress.

·        Safety Concerns:

The installation of bitumen roofing with the help of a professional service for Longhorn commercial roofing Austin ensures safety of your house and family. They are equipped with a fiberglass mat to resist heat and fire. The sheets are also joined properly due to which they conveniently withstand winds and storms. Moreover, efficient installation ensures that the external noises do not reach inside your house.

Potential Risks:

Despite its various benefits, there are also certain risks involved in getting modified bitumen roofing. You should contact a professional service for Longhorn commercial roofing Austin to reduce risks.

·        Environmental Impacts:

Modified bitumen roofing is a good choice for commercial buildings. However, its preparation process affects environment. The emission of green house gases damages nature. It also consumes a significant amount of energy. Moreover, you cannot recycle asphalt sheets that results in causing even more pollution.

·        Heat Resistance:

The use of modified bitumen roofing is recommended for cooler weather conditions as compared to hot climatic conditions. A sudden rise or drop in temperature can affect its structure and cracks or hole may appear. Therefore, you have to pay more attention to its maintenance if you intend to install the roofing material.

Longhorn Commercial Roofing offers quality services for roofing of commercial buildings. Whether you want coating for existing roof or intend to install a new roof, you can acquire their services. Contact them to share necessary details and request a quote of estimated costs.

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