As a business owner, some of your most important assets are the buildings that serve as home bases for your operations. Of course your properties need to look immaculate to boost your credibility with your customers, but they also need to remain structurally sound both for the safety of your employees and to protect the buildings’ contents. If new roofing is in order, it’s essential to do a little of your own research before contacting a roofer so that you can make a more educated decision about the types of available materials appropriate to commercial purposes that will be both long-lasting and cost-effective. Here’s a short overview.
There are four basic elements to consider when it comes to commercial roofing: surface area, roof slope, weather conditions, and cost. Insist that your roofing contractor provide you with a side-by-side analysis of all your choices, including pros and cons of each. The following types of roofing materials are appropriate for “standard” commercial buildings.
–Asphalt Shingles: This all-purpose material lasts between 20 and 30 years, depending on the degree of quality you select mái tôn khung sắt. The higher-end shingles are laminated and are considered the most desirable shingle type for commercial use; not only do they look more expensive but they also last much longer: between 25 and 50 years!
–Metal Roofing: This kind of roof can be made from steel, aluminum, copper, and more. Today’s metal roofs are head and shoulders above their predecessors in terms of quality, dent-resistance, beauty and durability. They are the most weather-resistant of all materials, can be painted virtually any color and can last up to 50 years.
–Slate Shingles/Clay Tile: Natural slate shingles and terra cotta tiles are beautiful, but they are expensive, heavy, and not always the most practical options for commercial use. They are popular choices for strip malls because they give a uniform look, but if yours is a stand-alone commercial structure the benefits of this choice may not be worth the cost.
When it comes to commercial roofing, your choices are many. Be sure to obtain several bids before choosing a contractor, and arm yourself with basic knowledge about roofing materials.