TYPES OF COMMERCIAL ROOFING
Small and large businesses will often seek a company that can provide them with commercial roofing service that will not interfere with their regular business. Some roofing companies will provide special services just for commercial property. Leaving parking lots free of debris and keeping entryways free of obstructions so your business can continue to operate smoothly.
There are several types of roofing to select for your commercial building. Selection, of course, may depend on cost, the slope of your roof, and the weather conditions in your area.
Green roofing systems have experienced the greatest surge of all the types of commercial roofs available today, in popularity in the last few years. Sedum green roofs are typically flat roofs that are partially or completely covered with vegetation and soil and planted over a waterproofing membrane. Green roofing systems reduce the urban heat island effect by soaking up the heat and also are found to dramatically improve a roof’s insulation value – lengthening the lifespan of the roof by as much as two to three times longer and saving on heating and cooling costs. Green roofing systems have become very popular, especially with the eco-friendly movement. Sedum green roofs are very popular, and these come in the form of flat roofs covered partially or fully with vegetation. They are placed atop a waterproofing membrane to ensure a lack of leakage. One of the greatest benefits of sedium roofing is the ability to soak up the heat and reduce the temperature within the building. This will help to lower cooling costs, and even lengthen the lifespan.
EPDM roofing offers superior durability and versatility, making it one of the longest lasting types of commercial roofs available. EPDM commercial roofing systems are also typically easier to install, maintain and repair than most other types of commercial roofs.
Solar Shingles Roofing
As energy costs continue to rise and America looks towards green and sustainable energy, many building owners are turning to solar shingles roofing systems. PV solar panels installed over a rooftop or used with glass, membrane and roof-mounted tile, absorb sunlight and convert it to energy that can be used to power a building. Although not in wide use, PV panel roofs offer great potential to conserve energy and control skyrocketing cost.
Thermoplastic roofing systems are among the fastest growing commercial roofing systems. Made of an especially durable material with a low-temperature flexibility and a high-temperature tolerance, these roofs are exceptionally resistant to ultraviolet, ozone and chemical exposure. TPO roofs can be expected to have a lifespan of 20+ years, and also feature a high resistance to fire, punctures, chemicals and high winds. TPO systems are the fastest growing and most popular type. These are composed of a very durable material, featuring a low-temperature flexibility.
Roofing maintenance and replacement are important for commercial buildings, even if it seems your roof will last forever. While many of these are guaranteed for up to thirty years, a commercial building can stand for a long time. Make sure you schedule regular inspections, and even regular maintenance to ensure the continued operation for your company. Keeping that roof over your head is important – just as important as any other aspect of your business.