Choosing the Right Commercial Roof

April 19, 2018

Choosing the Right Commercial Roof

Here are three options to consider if looking to repair or replace commercial roofing.

Looking for the Best

Entering ‘commercial roofing’ into a Google search will come up with millions of results to trawl through. There will certainly be a lot of pretty pictures but the images may not be relevant to your business. What choices does a business face in regard to the type of roofing it invests in? The weather is obviously the biggest factor, and flat roofs are not very helpful in rainfall heavy areas. However, there are three types of roofing that can be considered and each has unique selling points.

Shingle Roofing

There are individual overlapping parts that make up a shingle roof. In plain English, these are small tiles that are placed one on top of each other to allow water to flow away from the roof. The most popular material in shingle roofing is asphalt. This is a material that is a product of petroleum. It is used by residential roofing professionals from Troy to Clinton Twp. It is cost-effective and is far cheaper to use than metal roofing, but it has a typical lifespan of between twelve to twenty years.

EPDM Roofing

If you want to impress people at parties, you can always let them know that EPDM means ethylene propylene diene terpolymer. In a nutshell, this is a synthetic rubber used in roofing. It is a very durable material and often works best on low slope buildings. It is a low-cost roofing option and its easy installation has made it popular with roofers from Grosse Pointe to Sterling Heights. If it is looked after with good maintenance, EPDM can last up to at least fifty years.

TPO Roofing

Thermoplastic Polyolefin (commonly referred to as TPO) is gaining popularity as a roofing material. It is a partly rubber-based product which is not expensive to use and has many benefits including:

  • It saves money on electric bills by keeping premises cooler and therefore reducing AC use.
  • It is very durable and can last for up to twenty years.
  • TPO can easily adhere to a building’s design. This means that any property can be given a new lease of life by applying TPO.

Choosing a Roofing Method

Always consult professional roofing companies and speak with roofers for their views on the items mentioned. While each of the three options has many benefits, an experienced professional will be able to let you know which option is right for the building which you have. So, don’t let this modern technology pass you by and get in touch with a reputable roofing firm today.

Kanga Roof will repair or replace your commercial roof.  We are the professionals.  Contact us at 586-566-0710.

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