A Guide to the Pros and Cons of Different Commercial Roofs Types

What’s in a roof?

A lot more than you might think! There are various commercial roofing materials available to serve the needs of various business types. While none of them are necessarily bad products, each has their own pros and cons and is more suited to certain situations.

Let’s take a look at some of the popular commercial roofing materials and talk about their strengths and weaknesses.

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Top 7 Most Common Commercial Roofing Types

What’s the weather like today? If you can tell it’s hot and sunny (or raining!) just by sitting inside your windowless office, it may be time to look at the well-being of your commercial roofing system.

When shopping the market for a new roof, the most important thing to keep in mind is the overall health of the building. Factors like the longevity of the roof, typical weather variations and energy efficiency are critical.

Each commercial roof type has its pros and cons, and making a decision is more difficult than ever before due to the variety of options available.

Read on to learn about the seven most common options, and what environments they are best suited for.

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Commercial Re-Roofing: 8 Obvious Signs Your Building Needs Replacement

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Are you considering purchasing a commercial building for your business? Do you already have the building but are concerned about whether or not it needs a new roof?

Concern about a building’s roofing system is common, no matter what type of business you own or operate. Why? Well, the answer is simple…your roof literally protects every aspect of your business — the staff, the equipment, the product — EVERYTHING! And unfortunately, because of its importance, not all roofing companies are completely honest about whether or not you need a complete commercial re-roof. They may try to sell you on a new roof for silly reasons or misrepresent the facts.

But, there are actually a few ways to tell if you need to replace the entire roof. Warning signs abound, and after considering the indicators listed below you should be able to decide if you need a new roof or just a few repairs.

Keep reading for more information!

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4 Common Metal Roof Problems To Look For and Repair Before Winter

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The sleek look of a metal roof, along with its durability, make this particular commercial roofing option a desirable solution for many business owners.

However, as with any material, metal roofing can come with its own unique set of potential issues. In order to get the long-term performance and protection you’re looking for, it’s imperative to use an experienced commercial roofing company to avoid any metal roof problems you may otherwise encounter (or, if problems are already an issue,  they will be able to address them quickly).

Either way, you’re covered.

In this post, we’ll cover four of the most common problems with metal roofing, and how to fix or avoid them.

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What to Consider Before Getting a New Roof

Making physical improvements to your commercial building is one of the leading ways to increase its value, and adding a new roof to your building is an investment that will last for decades to come.

Of course, though, an intent to sell is not the only reason to make sure that your building is in good shape. People consider roof replacement for a variety of reasons — the list can go on and on.

Sometimes, the roof is no longer structurally sound. In other cases, you may simply want to switch up the look of your roof because it looks dated. Maybe you’re concerned that your current roofing materials can’t stand up to the climate that you live in. Or, maybe, your roof simply needs to be replaced, because normal wear and tear have finally taken its toll.

As you can see, there are a lot of things to consider when understanding how to replace a roof.

Read on to learn what you need to know before you make the investment in a new roof.

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4 Types of Roofing Systems That Are Perfect for Commercial Buildings

Now more than ever before, building owners have multiple choices when considering a roofing system. But, with the plethora of options that are available, picking the right type of roofing system material can be a difficult task.

Lucky for you, we know a thing or two about commercial roofing, and, we’re here to let you know what specific roofing materials may be best suited for your building. Before you know it, you’ll be able to make your purchase and get the project rolling.

Read on for info on some common types of commercial roofing materials.

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Snow Load on Roof? 4 Keys To Prevent Roof Collapse

Snowstorms aren’t just a good excuse to drink your weight in hot chocolate and call off work for the day.

While heavy snow can certainly be enjoyable, if you own or operate a business, those days also come with a certain amount of risk. Yes, you already know that shoveling your parking lot is important, but you should also be aware of the serious impact a heavy snow load can have on your roof!

In this post, we’ll tell you the best ways to handle the results of heavy snow and discuss how to connect with top roofing professionals who can help not only complete flat roof snow removal, but also inspect and maintain your roof throughout the year.

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Understanding Roof Maintenance for Commercial Buildings

The roofing industry as a whole has experienced double-digit growth in the last five years, in part due to numerous weather events causing damage to buildings across the United States.

Regular roof maintenance can help reduce the likelihood of damage in extreme weather and also means you that don’t have to join a waiting list for a new roof when the need finally arises.

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6 Signs of Roof Damage You Should Never Ignore

The demand for commercial roof repair (and, consequently, repair products) is on the rise and not expected to slow down any time soon!

In Freedonia’s 2016 study, as much as 1.6 percent of growth each year for repair products through the year 2020 was projected, valued at $7.8 billion dollars. So what’s all this mean?

Roof damage is expensive! Although repairs are avoidable when precaution is taken, all too often business owners wait until damage appears instead of implementing a maintenance plan.

Typically, by the time a leak makes its way inside, the cost of repair has already reached thousands of dollars. (Location, severity, and the materials involved will determine the size of the repair bill.)

So, don’t wait idly until you spot a puddle on your conference room floor. Have a professional assess your commercial roof to look for these six signs of roof damage:

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7 Commercial Roof Maintenance Tips to Extend the Life of Your Roof

A roof is the most critical part of any structure, and keeping you roof in good repair should be a top priority in order to extend its life or prolong the need for full replacement.

As with any building (commercial or residential), it’s important to keep all drains clear of debris and, of course, to have a reliable, professional roof repair company on hand. If problems arise, you need to be prepared to take action.

So, what else should you consider when it comes to roof maintenance? Keep reading! We’ve compiled the industry’s top preventative maintenance tips for you to keep in your back pocket.

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