Commercial roofing is a big investment. You have to consider several factors, including the overall cost and benefits of a roofing system before choosing a roof for your building. It’s also important to understand a roof’s life expectancy rather than focusing only on the initial installation cost. Other roofing systems may be affordable to install but costlier to maintain.
Innovative Roofing and Siding, your trusted roofing company, discusses the features and benefits of our roofing systems to help you make an informed decision.
Built-Up Roofing (BUR)
For owners looking for an economical choice that can deliver excellent performance, built-up roofing is a great option. It features three or more layers of durable fiberglass membrane coated with hot asphalt. It also has a surface layer of gravel or mineral blends. This provides protection against the harsh effects of the weather, harmful UV rays, and mechanical damage.
Modified Bitumen Roofing
As one of the most popular commercial roofing systems, modified bitumen provides the right combination of strength and affordability for owners. This is a combination of hot asphalt with plastic and rubber additives. This is layered between fiberglass sheets, which creates a remarkably durable roof that’s resistant to heavy foot traffic, punctures, and tears. Additionally, you have control over its life span, as it’s determined by the number of layers the system has. Modified bitumen roofing provides some characteristics of BUR with the smooth and easy application of a single-ply system.
EPDM Single-Ply Membrane
More commonly known as rubber roofing, EPDM membranes are a rubber-based product known for its extreme versatility and durability. This roofing type uses different application techniques, including ballasted, mechanically fastened, and fully adhered, allowing it to be applied on any roof surface.
PVC/TPO Single-Ply Membrane
The rapidly increasing popularity of this roofing type is due to its proven performance on commercial roofs. TPO is a more affordable roofing option that offers the benefits of a PVC roof. Additionally, it effectively reflects solar heat, increasing your building’s energy efficiency and leading to lower energy expenses. Both roofing types are lightweight and highly resistant to wear and tear, allowing you to enjoy their beauty and protection with minor roof repair or regular maintenance.
For a superior performing roof, you can’t get any better than metal roofing. It requires very little maintenance and has an impressive life span that lasts for up to 50 years. Metal roofs also have excellent resistance against fire, the wind, and heavy impact. You can further improve its performance by investing in reflective coatings to increase its energy efficiency. In addition, as a recyclable and energy-efficient option, metal roofs are one of the greenest building products you can invest in.
Choosing the right roofing type is just as important as the contractor you hire to install it. Innovative Roofing and Siding has years of experience in the installation, repair, and maintenance of different commercial roofs. With our expansive expertise, we can ensure the professional installation of your roof.
Call us today at (865) 688-2888 to learn more about your commercial roof options.