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What Is A Roofing Contractor?

Image of roofing contractor in Knoxville TN Fixing A Roof Leak

Understanding the role of a roofing contractor is essential for homeowners, especially when dealing with roof installations, repairs, or maintenance. In this blog post, we’ll explore what a roofing contractor does, the importance of hiring one, and how Litespeed Construction in Knoxville, TN, stands out in this field.



Yes, in our professional experience and observation, TPO can be considered a better commercial roofing product than EPDM for various reasons.


A commercial roof is a complex system comprised of various components that work together to provide weatherproofing, insulation, and structural support for commercial, or industrial buildings. 


Yes, metal roofing can be used for flat roofs, but there are important considerations for proper installation and performance.

How Does An Infrared Thermal Camera Detect Roof Leaks?

Is your commercial building experiencing roof leaks that are difficult to detect? Hidden water leaks can wreak havoc on your roof and building structure, leading to costly repairs and disruptions. At Litespeed Construction, we have the solution to this problem: thermal camera technology.

TPO Skin Overlay

TPO skin refers to the process of installing a layer of roofing membrane over an existing roof surface. Instead of completely removing the old roof, a new TPO membrane is placed on top.

ISO for Drainage

Illustration of roof drainage using ISO boards.

ISO Boards are rigid insulation sheathing commonly used in flat roofs. They are tapered, allowing construction of a custom slope that tapers toward the roof drainage system. The drainage system is reinforced with TPO tape and the entire roof is coated with membrane.

Radiant Barrier

Photo showing radiant barrier installed on a roof.

Radiant barrier is a reflective material, often a specialized type of aluminum foil, installed in buildings to reflect radiant heat, enhancing energy efficiency and comfort.

EPDM Flashing Tape

Image of EPDM being installed along corners of building.

EPDM Flashing Tape is a self-adhesive tape used for sealing and repairing roofs. It is durable & moldable, allowing it to fit perfectly around penetrations & curbs for long-term leak protection.