How To Select The Perfect Roof

June 7, 2018

How To Select The Perfect Roof

There are many factors one needs to take into consideration when selecting a rooftop for their home or commercial building. Commercial roofing companies in Sterling Heights are a great place to get advice on which sort of roofing is best for one’s unique situation.

Repairing or getting a new roof installed is a phenomenal way to improve the value of one’s property and it is something that is given significant precedence when individuals are looking to buy a new property.

When one has finally decided that their roof has taken enough damage and it now needs to be repaired or replaced there are a few factors they should take into consideration to help them select the perfect replacement material to upgrade with:

1. Weather Exposure

Residents and business owners in Sterling Heights often see plenty of amounts of rain and snow throughout the year. Any building here should definitely have highly weather-resistant rooftops that are able to expand and contract according to the seasons and do not suffer from shrinkage from extreme cold and heat. Rooftops which are very water-resistant are a great option as are materials that promise durability and flexibility at the same time.

2. Slope

The slope of one’s rooftop matters significantly. Buildings that have low or no slope should opt for materials like TPO which are great for commercial areas. If one has a very steep slope, like the one found on most houses, then shingles are a decorative and strong solution. There are two main types of shingles; one has a paper base and one has a base made out of fiberglass. Shingles with a fiberglass base are more durable and for individuals who expect a lot of rain and snow, these are the better alternative.

Slope also makes a significant difference when it comes to algae and moss formation. If one has a building with a very low slope then chances of an algae outbreak are higher because the roof is better able to retain moisture and allow organisms to thrive. However, this does not mean that every roof with a low slope is doomed to having algae and moss grow on it. Using materials such as metal is a great way to reduce the occurrence of unwanted organisms on a flatter roof.

3. Weight

Having a heavy roof is not the ideal situation and it can create structural problems down the road, making it easier for one’s building to suffer damages during harsh weather conditions. Lightweight yet durable materials like metal are great for people who are looking for a lighter rooftop.

There are many important factors when it comes to selecting a roof for your business.  We are here to help with making that selection. Contact us today at 586-566-0710, completing a request form on this page or email us at  We look forward to “Hopping To It” for you today!

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