|Commercial Roofing – Protect Your Business!
Many business owners must eventually come to terms with the external structure of their building; specifically the roof of your establishment. Whether you have chosen to completely re-construct your roof or you want a whole new roofing system installed there is no task too big or too small for many contracting companies to handle. When choosing commercial roofing it is important to take into account two things, one being the contractor that will be overseeing the project and the other the materials that would be used during the installation or reparations. Both decisions are a factor into choosing one and the other. Some contractors say they have done commercial buildings however there have been times when your office or building it bigger than he expected and he may not be the best for the job, so it is always best to do some research on your contractor prior to communicating with them.
With there being many types of different commercial roofing materials available on the market it is wise to choose carefully and be sure your contractor has either worked with it before or has experience installing the material. Choosing the right material can depend on your location, durability, cost, efficiency and of course cosmetic appeal; some of the most common materials being sheet metal, tile, slate and asphalt.
Sheet Metal is one of the most common commercial roofing materials used because it offers a great buyer cost effective long term solution. Materials that are common with sheet metal roofing can include steel, aluminum and some variations of cooper. A strong standing metal roof can last from 15 – 50 years if installed properly! Metal roofing is less expensive than tile or slate roofs but the most effective material in metal to have your building be constructed by is cooper. A metal that is very expensive however a cooper roof can last over 90+ years!
Asphalt shingles is likely to be the least expensive in commercial roofing. The life span of asphalt shingles are defiantly the lowest! The roof will only last between 20 to 35 years based upon your weather conditions. Depending on your location you may want to do some more research and choose another material to spend your money on.
Tile is one of the most beautiful choices for commercial roofing. The tiles are available in clay, rubber and concrete as well. The style of the tiles is one of the most forgotten types of roofing material. Generally the expense of a tile roof is expensive and it does offer a different unique look but for much business it is not a roof of choice. Its life span can be anywhere from 40-50 years when installed properly.