Types Of Commercial Roofs: A Guide To Commercial Roof Installation

Aug 15, 2021 | Blog, Commercial Roof Installation, Commercial Roofing

There are a lot of options in commercial roofing systems. Therefore it is always important to speak to someone who is an expert at commercial roof installation.

Built-up Roofs:

They mostly consist of stones and gravel. They last for twenty to thirty years and are low maintenance. Their biggest advantage is that it provides protection from ultraviolet rays, provides waterproofing, and are fire-resistant. However, their installation is expensive and very difficult, including interaction with hazardous materials.

Metal Roofs:

They provide more than just a stylish look to your home. They are fire-resistant and help your home stay cooler. Therefore you can cut down on energy usage significantly. They last for up to forty to fifty years and have layers that protect them from rusting due to exposure to sunlight.

Modified Bitumen Roofs:

They consist mainly of polymer-modified bitumen and reinforced layers of fabric. Bitumen roofs can last up to twenty years and require very little maintenance. They are waterproof and energy-efficient. They are capable of withstanding cold and hot temperatures.

Thermoplastic Roofs:

They are new in the market. However, they are widely in demand, mostly because they are less costly than other roofing options. They are also easy to install and do not require much maintenance.

However, they have their disadvantages as well. Because they are new in the market, not much testing has taken place yet; it is believed that a thermoplastic roof may last for fifteen to twenty years. They are also known to develop cracks in their surface; roofing experts believe that this is because a TPO roof undergoes the process of lamination.

Commercial roof installation can be difficult, especially choosing what type of roof is best for you. If you are looking to install a commercial roof, call Advanced Construction and Development at (936) 521-2446. Our team of experts will be happy to help you.