Commercial roofing is most commonly used in large warehouses, shopping centres, and big industrial buildings. The type of roofing chosen can greatly assist in conserving energy and reducing consumption from the cooling and heating properties the different roofing options offer. Commercial roofing is easy to install, requires low maintenance, and is extremely versatile and durable. If professionally installed can have a lifespan of 30 years. Most commonly, commercial roofing has no slope or pitch, requiring less material to be used - making it the most cost-effective option available. Roof Chesapeake is eagerly awaiting your call to see how we can help you choose the best option for your business.
Types of commercial roofing
There are a variety of types and materials to choose from when considering your commercial roofing. At Roof Chesapeake, we offer low sloped roofing, which is often used in factories and warehouses as it takes minimal time to install, is cost-effective, and allows for water drainage due to the slight slope. We also offer pitched commercial roofing as an option, although it is generally used for residential properties, it can also be used for commercial. The increased pitch allows for greater water drainage, leaving you with less risk of water pooling. Whatever your choice may be, the Roof Chesapeake team can ensure you make the right move for you and your business.
Commercial roofing material
The material used for commercial roofing has a wide variety of options. The most common types of material used are EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer) as it is the least expensive and most lightweight option. TPO (thermoplastic polyolefin) is also an inexpensive option and due to its white coloration, allows for energy saving. PVC (polyvinyl chloride) has the longest lifespan and is the most durable. Last, acrylic coating is UV resistant, reflective, and easy to work with. Because we know the variety available can make this decision overwhelming, we want to make sure the roofing of your business is the least of your worries, by allowing our friendly staff to assist you in choosing the best option for your needs.
Although each material and type of install greatly determines the life expectancy of your roofing, you can budget on an overall lifespan of 22 to 45 years. There are factors to consider other than materials used when you think about roof lifespan. Some of these include installation and slope - the type of slope chosen assists with water drainage, as when water pools this can lead to leaking. Ventilations - proper ventilation prevents the build-up of mould and mildew. Maintenance - any option you choose will require some form of maintenance to help those small problems stay small. Maintenance neglect can greatly shorten the lifespan. Last; the weather - the types of material chosen for your commercial roof needs to be based on the weather conditions in your area, to ensure its longevity.
What to look for
The installation of a roof of any type needs to assure safety. Choosing a professional company is of utmost importance. We have taken the liberty of giving you a list of things to look for when choosing your commercial roofing needs below. First, ensure that the company and the contractors are qualified and insured. Ascertain whether they have a proven track record of previous work done and that you read the guarantees and warranties offered on install. Most importantly, ensure that the company you employ is committed to the safety of its contractors and customers and strives for the longevity of our product. And yes, you guessed it; Roof Chesapeake offers all of the above! Give us a call for more!