When it comes to your business, the decisions you make can have a huge impact on your success and your profits. While the choices you make for the new roof on your building may not seem that important, you should know that the material you select will play a role in your energy bills and how long it will be before you have to put on another roof. Learn more about some of the roofing materials available for the roof on your workplace.
EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Terpolymer) Is Long-Lasting
EPDM is a rubber material that is great for flat or low sloped roofs. Many commercial buildings choose this type of roofing material because it is easy and fast to install, has low maintenance, and is affordable. EPDM materials come in white and black, so you will not always have to stick with the grayish color of rubber. If your business is still small and you are just getting started out, EPDM is a good choice for your roof.
Thermoplastic Roofing For High Resistance To The Elements
If your building is in an area of extreme high heat during the summers or in an area that has bitter cold winters, you might consider thermoplastic roofing material (TPO). TPO is resistant to the sun's ultraviolet rays in addition to being fire and chemical resistant. TPO offers great flexibility in extreme low temperatures, never cracking under snow or ice. TPO is becoming more popular because of its high level of resistance and durability. If you would like to learn more about thermoplastic materials for your building, contacting a commercial roofing contractor is a good idea.
Built-Up Roofing Material Is Another Option
Built-up roofing materials consist of layered materials with felt or special cloth in between them. Each layer is covered with bitumen, an adhesive, to ensure water resistance and durability. Many business owners choose built-up roofs for buildings that have flat roofs, and most built-up roofs are covered in gravel for additional weather resistance. Your building can benefit a great deal with built-up roofing materials because you will not have to worry about spending a lot of money on another roof soon.
Your business is important and so is the roof on your building where your business operates. Taking the time to explore all your options for roofing materials can give you the opportunity to discuss what would be the best choice for your building with an experienced commercial roofing contractor.Share
17 October 2016
One thing I never realized about roofing is what a difference it can make in the appearance of a home. The roofing on my home was more than 20 years old before we got around to replacing it. As we were working with our roofing contractor to choose the materials that we wanted to use, I learned quite a bit about the many, many options that we had to consider. Our blog will show you several of the options and provide you with facts about each type of material that you can use. Hopefully, what we have included here will help you choose the roofing that will look and perform the best on your home.