Small and large-scale businesses more often than not prefer a roofing company that can provide commercial roofing services that would not greatly interfere their regular business operations. There are several roofing contractors that provide special services for commercial properties such as leaving parking lots free of debris and clearing entryways of any obstructions so that your business can run uninterrupted.
There are many types of roofing to choose from for your commercial building. The selection would largely depend on the cost, the slope of your roof, and the weather conditions in your locality.
Asphalt shingles are the most frequently used type of shingles both on residential and commercial roofing structures. Reinforced with wood fibers, fiberglass or some organic materials, asphalt shingles can last to 2-3 decades. Laminated shingles are also made from asphalt but are available in a wider variety of colors and textures that make it appear more expensive shake or slate tiles.
Among the metal products used in roofing materials nowadays for commercial roofing are Steel, Standing Seam, Copper and Metal Tie. If properly installed, metal roofings are expected to last between 30 to 50 years and are significantly cheaper than asphalt shingles. This type of roofing material can withstand the majority of extreme weather but have been known to dent after some time. Cooper is another alternative to consider, although it is much expensive than aluminum. However, with copper roofs, you can expect it to last up to 100 years.
Cedar is the top choice when it comes to wood shakes especially for commercial roofing. Typical cost of wood shake application can run up to 50% higher than other roofing applications. Slate shingles are considerably much heavier and harder to mount. They are also quite fragile but can definitely add beauty and elegance to any structure.
Tiles are another material to consider for you commercial roofing needs. Tiles are typically made from clay, rubber or concrete. Clay tiles are more expensive than concrete tiles but they are basically the same in terms of performance and durability. Tiles are a lot heavier than other roofing materials, so you might need extra structural support for your roof.
So whether you are building up a brand new structure or repairing your existing commercial roofing, it’s highly important to choose a licensed roofing contractor that can best do the job for you. Hasty and careless decisions could potentially put your business in jeopardy.