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The next time you walk outside, take a moment to gaze up at your roof. What do you see? Do you see even shingles that are all laying flat? Or do you see shingles that are starting to curl and that are covered in moss? You can tell a lot about the condition of your roof just by looking at it. If you are at all concerned about the state of your roof, then your first call should be to a roofing contractor. They can evaluate the situation and recommend repairs or replacement as needed. Learn more about roofing and roofing contractors here on this website.


Up on the Rooftop

Roofing Choices For A Commercial Building

Lori Silva

Many people do not know this, but even though commercial and residential roofs serve the same purpose, they are quite different. The major difference is in the slope, in that most commercial roofs are flat while residential ones are slanted. Why is this so? Generally, flat roofs are cheaper and easier to install than sloped ones. As such, commercial owners get to cut installation costs. If this is your first time installing a commercial roof, you need to know which options are available, so below are some popular ones for your consideration.

Metal Roofs

Starting you off are metal roofs, which are known for their durability. They are further broken down into several other options based on materials such as zinc, aluminum, stainless steel, and copper. Some of these options even come with solar systems and solar removal properties. Manufacturers sometimes integrate different metals to form an even stronger metal roofing system. 

No doubt, metal roofs bring a distinct look to any commercial property, thanks to their amazing finish. On top of this, these roofs will remain standing in case of a fire breakout. Perhaps the only downside is that metal roofs are susceptible to corrosion. But, this should not deter you from picking it, for there are other options with a layer that protects it from damage in case of exposure to moisture. 

TPO (Thermoplastic Polyolefin) Roofs

If you want a roof that can stand the harshest conditions, consider TPO roofing. It has an incredible resistance to extreme sunlight, chemicals, and even bacteria that love to grow on roofs. Its heat resistance qualities are a result of the reflective features. It gets even better as thermoplastic polyolefin is also lightweight and thus easy to install. It is also quite good at resisting punctures and fires. During installation, the roofers weld the seams so there will be no chance of water seeping into your business. This also helps these roofs withstand strong winds, making them an irresistible option.

Roofing Shingles

You could also go with roof shingles if your roof is steep. There are lots of shingle roofing options, including asphalt. Other options include ceramic and slate. Shingles are ideal for those on a tight budget, and they are easy to install. This could also translate into reduced installation costs. The only issue with shingles is that they are not particularly the longest-lasting roofs available. But with regular care, they can last long enough until you are ready for a replacement.

There you have it: roofing options for your commercial property. Please pick one with help from your commercial roofer, depending on your needs.

Contact a commercial roofing contractor for more information.