Finding the best commercial roofing company for your building
The structure of a building and the health of the people who occupy it are affected by a roof that leaks. A leaky roof can end up causing quite a bit of damage and eventually the presence of mold in the spring, summer, or fall. Ice that builds up under your roof in the winter can cause damage when the water thaws. You want to keep your roof in good condition so that you can protect your investment, your business and the health of your employees.
It is important for you to hire a reputable professional that you know will do the quality work you need and expect, whether you need a repair or a complete roof replacement. Always look for a contractor that is able to meet your financial and time budgets. It is especially important to choose the right contractor since most insurance companies will not cover higher-than-ground level water damage.
We have already compiled a list of the best roofing professionals for the type of work you need. Our reputable contractors are ready to begin work on your roof now.
What options are available for your building?
Whether your roof is slanted or flat, there are many different material options for you to choose from. The following list explains some of your options and discusses the pros and cons of each.
Gravel and bitumen
For many years, gravel and tar have been the standard roofing choice for flat roofs. Although, today better, more preferred roofing options are coming into existence.
The elastomeric membrane is the successor to gravel and bitumen. It is becoming more and more popular for flat roofs. Because of the way it is installed, this roof type is an effective insulator against water. Materials stick right to it. It comes in a big roll and it just melts to your roof. It takes expert installation because of a danger of fire. A special permit is needed to use the torch on your roof. This is why you should always hire trustworthy and experienced contractors, as the integrity and life of your roof is very important
TPO and EPDM
TPO and EPDM are greener options for flat roofs. The white reflects the sun and therefore lowers your energy bills in warmer weather.
When it comes to sloped roofs, shingles are the most common material. It is a simple, inexpensive, and efficient roofing option for your sloped roof.
Another popular option for sloped roofs is sheet metal. There are many different types of sheet metal, but we are referring to standard roofing grade sheet metal, which is durable and strong, not the more flimsy, foldable sheet metal.
Vegetation on your roof is often a nice-looking addition to your roof. Especially in urban settings, plants and greenery can really break up the monotony of the structures. A green roof is also more functional, as it can double as a terrace for you to spend time enjoying the outdoors. You can add to your living space. Your employees would enjoy taking their break in a well-landscaped garden or terrace. It also serves as good insulation from the sun and extreme temperatures.
When do you need to replace your building’s roof?
You should take a roof renovation seriously. If your roof is damaged in any way, putting off replacement could end up costing you quite a bit of money. Here are some ways to tell if it is time to replace your roof:
We can help you get the best price for your roof
Although it may seem like you have a great many roofing choices and comparison seems like a daunting task, we have compiled a list of questions you should ask to get the best roofing job for your building.
The bottom line is to make sure you consult a trustworthy professional who can help guide you through the process of choosing a roof. It is too great an investment to risk working with someone who is dishonest and overcharges you for the work.