Common Types of Material for Commercial Roofing

If you’re sitting in your office and you can feel drastic temperature changes, then it’s likely because your roof is faulty and in need of an upgrade. In this article we’re going to take a look at the most commonly used materials for commercial buildings.

The three most important things to pay attention to when looking at roofing materials are:

  • Durability, which could land you with a solid roof for up to half a century
  • Cost, obviously the best quality for the lowerst price is ideal
  • Energy efficiency, helping you save money on bills in the long run and looking out for the environment.

Metal Roofing is a popular one, mostly due to its longevity which can last up to 60 years. You’ve even got more subdivisions of metal roofing types, including tile sheets, copper, corrugated galvanized steel, zinc, aluminum, tin, and coated or stainless steel. Metal is, however, prone to corrosion which is the main reason for the protective layers placed o n the surface of modern metal roofs.

Green Roofs are made by laying a hardy waterproof membrane on the roof and covering it with plants and grass. These not only look great but are good for the environment too. The only real downside is the regular maintenance required to upkeep them.

Shingles are more often seen on residential buildings, but can serve just as well for commercial ones. Shingles come in ceramic, plastic, slate, asphalt and more. They’re easy to install, not too expensive and you’ve got aesthetic options when it comes to the type and material.

These are just a couple of the most popular types to get you started.

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