1217 Clifford Avenue • Rochester, New York 14621

(585) 546-2846 • Fax 546-8194

Commercial roofing since 1936

Our Capabilities

Corporate Strength

Elmer W. Davis holds high level certifications with manufacturers that allow us to perform all types of commercial roofing services and applications without limitation.  With project performance and strong credit worthiness, we are able to complete projects for owners with ease.


We have the ability to serve many geographic locations across Western and Central New York as well as areas in Pennsylvania.  We perform all types of low slope roofing applications from EPDM, TPO and PVCs, to BUR, modified and architectural sheet metal.  We maintain strategic business  units within our company that individually specialize and excel in their discipline.  Our crews are able to perform all types of roofing projects, with no minimum or maximum size requirements.  


Each business unit at Elmer W. Davis is fully equipped with highly skilled personnel as well as state of the art tools and equipment.  Elmer W. Davis Inc. has invested in their clients' needs with our fleet of Grove, Terex and National cranes, lifting and support vehicles, asphalt tankers, and high-powered vacuum systems.  We also maintain the latest technology in roofing equipment to ensure safety and satisfaction.

Elmer W. Davis Inc. specializes in:

 ○ New construction

 ○ Re-roofs

 ○ Roof re-covers

 ○ LEED certified roofs

 ○ Vegetative "green" roofs

 ○ Solar ready roofs

 ○ Asbestos removal

 ○  Architectural sheet metal

 ○ Infrared scans

 ○ Skylights

 ○ Roofing service & maintenance

 ○ 24/7 emergency service

Industries Served

Over the decades, we have serviced our clients in various industries. We have worked closely with building owners, portfolio managers, facility managers, general contractors, executives and business owners.  


We maintain a robust client list in many public and private sectors including:


○ Industrial


○ Commercial


○ Retail


○ Educational


○ Medical


○ Municipality


○ Religious

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Approved Installers

Elmer W. Davis, Inc. is proud to be an approved installer of the following quality products:


  • Carlisle Companies
  • Firestone Tire and Rubber Company
  • Tremco Incorporated
  • Versico Roofing Systems
  • Bondcote
  • Durolast Incorporated
  • OMG Roofing Products
  • CertainTeed
  • Grace Construction Products
  • Siplast
  • Garland
  • Berridge
  • Follansbee
  • Zip-Rib
  • Karnak
  • Truco, Inc.
  • GAF
  • Sarnafil Roof Management
  • Englert
  • Flexospan
  • Centria
  • Metal Span
  • USA Topcoat
  • Soprema
  • UNA-CLAD
  • Johns Mansville
  • IMETCO
  • MBCI Metal Roof & Wall Systems
  • Stevens Roofing Systems
  • Kemper System
  • Fiberlite

 

COMMERCIAL ROOFING SYSTEMS

 Our thoroughly trained employees and state of the art equipment allows Elmer W. Davis, Inc. to take pride in production. As many as 15 separate crews are working on any given day. We add to the manpower 8 cranes, 4 high lift machines, 6 hot asphalt tankers of various sizes and multiple spray rigs for low rise foam applications. Cold process built-up roofing is another specialty of Elmer W. Davis Inc 

EPDM Portfolio

EPDM

EPDM is an extremely durable synthetic rubber roofing membrane (ethylene propylene diene terpolymer) widely used in low-slope buildings in the United States and worldwide. Its two primary ingredients, ethylene and propylene, are derived from oil and natural gas. EPDM is available in both black and white, and is sold a broad variety of widths. EPDM can be installed either fully adhered, mechanically attached, fleeceback, peel & stick, velcro or ballasted, with the seams of the roofing system sealed with liquid adhesives or specially formulated tape.

  

Warranty Capabilities: 5-30 Years, 55-115 MPH 


  

Approved Installers with:  Carlisle, Firestone, Versico, John Mansville, GAF, Tremco, Sarnfil, Garland, & more.

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Rochester Region

  • Hilton Central School District (Hilton High School)
  • Legacy Tower
  • Victor Central School District
  • Canandaigua VA



Notable Recent EPDM Projects

Buffalo Region

  • Alberta & Niagara Falls Wegmans Food Markets
  • University of Buffalo Center for the Arts
  • Hanes Supply




Finger Lakes/Syracuse Region

  •  Auburn Wegmans Food Markets
  • Geneva Central School District
  • Cornell University Boyce Thompson Institute
  • Fitzpatrick Nuclear Power Plant
  • Syracuse University Heroy, Schine, & Newhouse 2

North Country Region

  • Saranac Lake Central School District
  • Lowville Central School District
  • Corning Glass (Canton)
  • New York Power Authority

  

 Eastern NY/Capital Region

  • Canajoharie Middle School
  • Thurlow Terrace (Albany)
  • Summit Tower (Schenectady)
  • Hudson Shores (Watervliet)
  • Cayuga Plaza- Cohoe

  

TPO Portfolio

Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO)

  

Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO) is a single-ply reflective roofing membrane made from polyprophylene and ethylene-propylene rubber polymerized together. TPO can be installed either fully adhered, mechanically attached, fleeceback adhered, or as a self-adhering sheet, with the seams of the roofing system sealed with liquid adhesives or welded together. The first sheet of TPO roofing membrane was installed in 1989 and since then millions of square meters of TPO has been installed worldwide. TPO membranes commonly are white.

   

TPO membranes are produced by calendaring with lamination, extrusion with lamination, or extrusion-coating techniques. TPO sheets are a blend of polypropylene and ethylene propylene polymers and usually are reinforced with polyester. TPO sheets contain colorant, flame retardants, UV absorbers and other proprietary substances to achieve desired physical properties.

  • Sheet  widths range from 6 feet to 12 feet wide
  • Sheets are typically 40 mils to 100 mils thick


Warranty Capabilities: 5-30 Years, 55-125 MPH 



Approved Installers with: 

Carlisle, Firestone, Versico, John Mansville, GAF & more.


Coating Restorations Portfolio

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Liquid Coating Restoration

  

Liquid Coating Restoration has a number of other benefits. It is much less expensive than replacing a roof with a comparable one, and represents an excellent value by protecting an existing investment. There is little disruption to those using the building, since little or no roof membrane is removed; furthermore, using low odor cold process restoration eliminates noxious fumes (and the risk of fire) and alleviates building occupants' health concerns related to roof work. The restoration process can often be repeated, truly maximizing the roof's life. Finally, reusing the existing roof saves tear-off and disposal costs, as well as being environmentally responsible.

Warranty Capabilities: 5-25 Years 


Approved Installers with:  Tremco, Carlisle, Kemper & more

PVC Portfolio

Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)

  

Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) is a single-ply reflective roofing membrane made from polyprophylene and ethylene-propylene rubber polymerized together. PVC can be installed either fully adhered, mechanically attached, fleeceback adhered, or as a self-adhering sheet, with the seams of the roofing system sealed with liquid adhesives or welded together. PVC membranes are produced in numerous colors, though gray and white are the most common.


  

PVC sheets are produced by calendaring, spread coating or extruding, and typically are reinforced with polyester or glass-fiber mats or scrim. PVC sheets contain plasticizers and stabilizers, as well as other additives to impart flexibility and achieve other desired physical properties. Some membranes are available with nonwoven fleece backing adhered to the underside of a sheet.


· Sheet widths range from 6 feet to 12 feet wide

· Sheets are typically 45 mils to 90 mils thick


Warranty Capabilities: 5-30 Years, 55-125 MPH 


Approved Installers with:  Carlisle, Firestone, Versico, John Mansville, GAF & more

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Metal

Metal

 Elmer W. Davis has 25 sheet metal workers trained through the union (Sheet metal Local #46). Manufacturer specific installation training allows for professionally installed metal roofing of all kinds.   

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Built-Up Roofing Portfolio

Built-Up Roofing

  

Built-up roofs include smooth asphalt built-up, either hot or cold, and ballasted asphalt built-up. All types are generally comprised of three parts: bitumen material, ply sheets, and one or more surfacing materials. The type of surface coating used can be instrumental in cost and durability.


The bitumen material commonly used in built-up roofing systems is either asphalt, coal tar, or cold-applied adhesive. The surfacing and materials are varied and depend entirely on your project and your budget. Ballasted asphalt is being used more regularly these days because it can provide an excellent finish surface and its material is a better fire retardant agent.


  

Cold built-up roofing is also available. This can be sprayed or applied with a squeegee. It doesn't require hot asphalt for application, and it doesn’t give off toxic fumes when it's applied. It's often preferred for environmentally sensitive projects for this reason. Cold built-up isn't dependent on weather and it has a better performance when compared to hot built-up roofing.


Warranty Capabilities: 10-35 Years 


Approved Installers with:  Tremco, Garland, Carlisle, Firestone, John Mansville & more.