Commercial Roofing Types
What are the different types of commercial roofing materials, and which one is right for your roof?
When choosing a commercial roofing material, it’s important to know and understand all of your options. Storm Proof Roofing Systems specializes in roofing for commercial properties, and has the knowledge and experience for installing different types of commercial roofs. So what are your options?
Metal roofing is popular for commercial properties because of its durability and longevity. When taken care of, metal can last much longer than other roofing materials, some up to 50 years. Metal roofing is also environmentally friendly and energy efficient making it ideal for commercial properties. The disadvantages? Metal roofs can be costly up front to install, and sometimes noisy during a Florida afternoon thunderstorm.
Ethylene Propylene Diene Terpolymer, or EPDM, roofing is a very popular commercial roofing type for low-sloped or flat roofed buildings. EPDM is a synthetic rubber material that is adhered to your roof. It’s an extremely durable material that can withstand storms and is super cost-effective, making it one of the most popular commercial roofing materials. An EPDM roof typically lasts around 30 years when taken care of. There are a couple downsides to EPDM roofing- 1. it’s a dark material that absorbs heat making it less energy efficient than other commercial roofing materials and 2. it’s possible that it can shrink overtime, making your roof vulnerable to damage.
Thermoplastic Polyolefin, or TPO, roofing is growing in popularity for commercial properties. It’s a great material as it resists dirt and grime build-up, and is less likely than EPDM to tear. TPO is also lighter in color, making it much more energy efficient. An energy efficient roof can mean lower cooling costs in the hot Florida summers. The downside is that TPO roofing can start to crack or develop weak spots when blasted with constant extreme heat.
BUR, or built-up, roofing has been around for decades. Basically it’s an asphalt roofing material that is super durable and flexible. It’s created by layering different roofing “reinforced fabrics” on top of each other. Property owners can choose different ply of BUR roofing to fit certain budgets. Just like other roofing materials, over time damages to BUR roofing starts to occur.
So which roofing material is best for your commercial property? It really depends on your property and overall budget. Our team of experts stop at nothing to ensure your business is protected from the often harsh onslaughts of Central Florida’s seasonal weather conditions. Give us a call today and let’s chat about your commercial roofing options!
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