Commercial buildings that have flat roofs need proper maintenance to improve their longevity. Even with proper maintenance, eventually your roof will inevitably need to be replaced. There are several viable options that would make a sound choice for a commercial roof. Evaluate your roofing needs and then determine how much of your budget you can devote to the project.
Here are some of the best and viable roof options for commercial roofing:
Liquid or Spray Foam
Liquid or spray foam roofing can include variations of asphalt or tar-extended urethane. Liquid applied membrane systems require an extensive amount of preparation and account for less than 10% of all commercial roofs. SPF roofs are energy-efficient as they offer better insulation. They can be easily installed and once installed, they require minimal maintenance.
Asphalt roofing is another commonly used option for commercial roofing projects. A waterproof layer is created by alternating layers of asphalt and felt-like fabric. Additional layers are added as needed to prevent the layers from cracking and becoming compromised. Asphalt roofing can last several years if it is properly maintained and cared for. A yearly inspection is the best way to determine if any repairs are needed or if a section of the roof needs to be replaced.
Metal roofing is one of the soundest investments when it comes to low-slope commercial roofing. Metal doesn’t deteriorate, and it doesn’t rust. It can withstand high winds and falling debris that would damage other types of roofing materials. Metal roofs can last up to 25 years or longer with regular maintenance.
Choosing the right roof for your commercial roofing project will depend on your budget as well as the type of roof that is already on your building. You can choose to repair or replace an existing roof, or you can choose to equip a brand new one. It’s important to consider all viable options to ensure that you are making the best decision for the longevity of your building.
Talk to a professional roofing contractor to ensure that all of your questions are answered. Having the right information can make all the difference in the world.