When building a business office or store, you want to present a professional, capable and approachable place of business. This is accomplished by having a structure that is in good condition, with all components working well. This, of course, includes having a professional commercial roof.
Your roof is a crucial part in withstanding changes in weather, and protecting all that is underneath. There are many roofing options when building commercial, all roof options have pros and cons, which should be taken into consideration as you design and build your business.
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One of the most common roofing types for commercial buildings is a flat roof. They are so popular because of the many benefits they come with. The installation process is fast and much easier than a roof with slopes or high pitches. This also makes them more cost effective, because they have less square feet to roof making materials costs much lower than a standard pitched roof. Flat roofs also require a sealant, or coating, to waterproof the roof. These help save on energy costs because they are reflective to UV rays. The biggest draw back of flat roofs is poor water drainage.
Low Sloped Roofs
Drainage problems that happen with flat roofs are often solved with low-sloped roofs, keeping maintenance costs down for your commercial property. Low sloped roofs are sloped very slightly with a mild pitch, allowing water to drain properly. They are also designed to move water to appropriate parts of the roof for accurate draining. The pitch being mildly elevated helps keep material and labor costs down because it doesn’t add as much square footage as a high-pitched roof. Most of the materials that can be used on flat roofs are also available for low-sloped roofs.
Metal Retrofit Roofing
Metal retrofit roofing is offered to commercial properties that already have a metal roof that is needing to be replaced. It is much cheaper than a standard metal roof replacement. Retrofitting is also a great choice for those aiming to be eco-friendly. It keeps old metal and roofing materials out of our landfills, and you reuse your original roof insulation. Retrofitting also extends the life of your roof.
PVC Membrane Roofing
PVC, or polyvinyl chloride, is by far the most popular roofing material for commercial roofs. It is known for being incredibly durable with the ability to withstand tearing and punctures. It is also flame resistant, and even has the ability to self-extinguish flames, which is a big plus compared to other membrane sealants that burn and melt. While PVC roofing will cost more upfront than its comparable materials, it can be worth the investment to keep your business in the best condition.