Any commercial building should be built in a way to keep the property safe, to get the most value from the construction expense, and the materials used and installed should be built to last.
Considering a new commercial roof or replacing one, don’t let price be the only factor you give attention to. There’s a roof’s durability, local weather and climate, aesthetic requirements, and expectations of maintenance that are also very important.
These are the 5 most popular types of commercial roofs where we think the best value can be found. Be sure to browse thoroughly and take into consideration what you find to be the most important components of roofing.
Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO)
TPO is a wonderful option for flat roofs and is among the less expensive roofing options in the commercial market. Very common to commercial buildings, it provides outstanding resistance to weathering, temperature extremes and ultraviolet exposure, is easily installed, and requires very little to no maintenance.
Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM)
EPDM is a very popular commercial synthetic rubber roofing material. Any low-sloped building would be recommended to consider this type. It provides resistance to long-term weathering, is flexible and stretchable, as well as puncture resistant. Furthermore, it is easily installed and inexpensive to maintain or repair.
Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
PVC is one of the most reliable and time-tested flat roof membrane materials available. A premium roofing material, it possesses superior physical attributes, as well as greater resistance to punctures, water, chemicals, grease and fire. Installation is quick and easy while maintenance, if any, is inexpensive.
BUR is essentially a category of materials, mainly felts and asphalt, which provide layers of protection against water. A traditional option, this multi-layer roofing system is durable and long-lasting making it one of the more reliable roofs available. That said, these do require significantly less maintenance and it’s more easily walked on by people if rooftop repairs are in need of being made.
The last roofing material on our list that we believe is worth considering for a commercial building is modified bitumen which is a bitumen-based roofing system. It can be reflective, reliable, and easily installed. Also, if your rooftop is going to be getting a lot of foot traffic, modified bitumen may be the ideal material in this case.
There’s a lot to consider when choosing a commercial roof type. Consider the building’s needs and what your own preferences are when it comes to roofing. Finally, choose a professional roofing contractor who is skilled in the type of installation you want and who has the experience to deliver an impeccable standard of installation.