Keeping your commercial roof in good condition is critical for preserving the interior of your building. When the time comes to replace it, what is the best type of commercial roofing material? Consider the following while assessing your options.
What type of building do you have? This will help you narrow down your options, as some commercial roofing types may not be suitable. For example, an intricate roof with many transitions will not be a candidate for roofing sheets. If there are corrosive elements in the air, or if the roof is subjected to strong loads, then metal tiles or other metal coatings should not be used.
Purpose of the Building
The purpose of the structure also dictates the sort of roofing material that can be used. Secondary buildings (garage, bathhouse) can be constructed at a lower cost by using an analog. Saving money is usually a top consideration when it comes to the construction of sheds and other structures.
Durability and Fire Resistance
The roof’s durability and fire resistance should be chosen based on its operational conditions as recommended by your roofing contractor. In areas at risk of fire, only materials that are non-flammable and do not spread flame are recommended.
Characteristics and Cost of Roofing Materials
Some roofing materials are easier and therefore cheaper to install than others. Some work better on flat roofs than others. Consider the price of each option as well as the long-term value when making your choice.
Roof Design or Appearance
In many buildings, the roof has a big impact on the building’s overall appearance. Choose a roofing material that will complement the overall design of your building.
Looking for a roofing company you can trust? At The Thomas Roofing Company, we will take the time to listen to your concerns about your home improvement project. We’d be delighted to add you to our roster of happy homeowners and business owners. You can fill out our contact form or give us a call at (410) 928-1873 and we’ll set up a time to meet with you at your home or business for a free no-obligation quote. We serve clients in Columbia, Towson and Westminster, MD.