It probably won’t surprise you to know that replacing or installing a roof for a commercial property is different from a residential one. Commercial roofing needs to be industrial strength, climate-friendly, durable, well-insulated and economical. Here are some common types of roofing used for commercial properties so you can better decide which one is best for you.
Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF)
SPF roofing is a great option as a remodel to existing roofs. Gone are the days of built-up roofing, when enormous amounts of gravel would be piled on flat expanses of cement and tar. SPF is wonderful in its ability to be sprayed on immediately after gravel roof services have removed existing material. An environmentally friendly material that goes on as a liquid spray and expands as it dries, SPF is energy efficient and can last for decades.
This material is seen most often in homes (perhaps even your own). They can be desirable for their aesthetic value and vast array of different styles, designs and colors. They may be made of asphalt or architectural materials that make them heavier and more durable. Because shingles are individually placed, repair of damaged areas can be as simple and easy as removing and replacing a single tile.
This roofing technique involves rolling out a huge sheet of synthetic material like rubber or PVC onto a flat roof. Once fastened, this material provides excellent fire resistance and light reflection or retention, depending on the customer’s needs. It’s a material that has been used for over 50 years in commercial buildings and is known to last decades.
Different roofing types come with unique advantages, and each type can have its drawbacks as well. Your choice will likely be influenced by your budget, architecture, regulations, weather and building usage. Fortunately, any of these choices can be an excellent option for commercial roofing. Get started by talking to a roofing expert near you today.