Two Good Types Of Commercial Roofs

Keeping your commercial roof in good shape is critical for so many reasons.  The roof needs to be maintained and repaired correctly to provide a protective barrier from the wind, rain, snow, UV rays, and more. A roof in good shape helps keep the interior temperature at a comfortable level without overworking the HVAC system. A properly cared-for roof can also add to the curb appeal of the property, and it can even increase the property's value. When it comes time to have the roof replaced, you want to choose a roof that you'll be able to count on for many years to come and offers a lot of advantages. Two great types of commercial roofs are metal or spray-on roofs. You can learn more about each of these roofs in this article.

Metal roof advantages

One of the great things about going with a metal roof is you have so many style options available to you. Some of the many styles of metal roofs include: 

  • Standing seam

  • Shingle

  • Tile

  • Mediterranean tile

  • Shake

  • Cedar shake

  • Slate

Another great thing about the look of metal roofs is you can choose any custom color you want. This allows you to bring the color of your company's brand into the design of the roof if you feel this would be beneficial. 

Metal roofs are naturally durable. They can also be treated to make them even more protected from the elements and other problems. The metal can be galvanized to protect it from corrosion in the future. There's also a reflective coating that can be applied to help reflect the UV rays for a more energy-efficient business space. 

Spray-on roof advantages

Spray-on roofs are very popular commercial roofs for a number of reasons. For one thing, the installation process is very simple. The spray-on foam is sprayed on the roof, then it levels out across the roof on its own. 

It will even attach to vents and other protrusions, preventing the need for flashing to be installed. Since flashing is a common area of concern on roofs, this helps to reduce the number of repairs the roof will need in the future. 

This type of roof is extremely waterproof because there are no seams, which are common areas for leaks to happen. The spray-on roof will also be very lightweight, which is great for commercial buildings where the weight of the roof could be an issue.

For more information, contact a commercial roofing company near you.