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.
○ New construction
○ Roof re-covers
○ LEED certified roofs
○ Vegetative "green" roofs
○ Solar ready roofs
○ Asbestos removal
○ Architectural sheet metal
○ Infrared scans
○ Roofing service & maintenance
○ 24/7 emergency service
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:
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 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.
Finger Lakes/Syracuse Region
North Country Region
Eastern NY/Capital Region
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.
Warranty Capabilities: 5-30 Years, 55-125 MPH
Approved Installers with:
Carlisle, Firestone, Versico, John Mansville, GAF & more.
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
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
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.
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.