It’s no easy task running a business. You have to consider many factors, the quality of your service or products, employee happiness and retention, returning customers, sufficient resources, the limits of your budget as well as safety for both your employees and patrons.
Considering all these things, your commercial roofing system is probably not on the top of your priority list. However, if it is not functioning the way it should or causing nagging issues, this problem quickly climbs up your list of priorities.
The great thing about commercial roofing is that once you have sorted it out and your roofing system is functioning optimally, you pretty much won’t have to bother with it again for a while. It’s important to install high-quality hassle-free commercial roofing systems to ensure peace of mind and smooth business operations.
The two main types of commercial roofing systems are membrane roofing and metal roofing. Membrane roofing can be subdivided into PVC, TPO, and EPDM commercial roofing. Metal commercial roofing options include zinc, aluminum, copper, stainless steel, and much more. While these roofing materials all possess significant advantages, it’s essential to choose one that suits your needs and budget.
Metal roofing is one of the leading weather-resistant roofing materials on the market today. Metal has been a popular material choice in the commercial roofing industry for years. This is due to its durability and low maintenance upkeep.
Their high reflectivity helps business owners keep their energy bills down and their carbon footprint small, as metal roofing is recyclable. Chances are, if you’re purchasing a metal roof, your metal panels are made up of some percentage of recycled materials.
However, metal is considered one of the pricier roofing materials and may not fit the budgets of all business owners. It is important to keep in mind that a metal roofing system helps reduce your building’s energy bills significantly; therefore, in the long run, a metal rooftop may prove cost-effective to your business.
PVC, TPO, and EPDM are highly valuable commercial roofing materials. PVC and TPO are thermoplastic materials, whereas EPDM is more of a rubber.
The commercial roofing industry favors these materials due to their incredible weather resistance and their resistance to cracking and splitting. On top of this, their installation is relatively easy and cheap to install.
However, they’re not as durable as metal roofing, and they are unable to reflect UV rays as effectively as metal roofing, which leads to them absorbing this heat. Membrane roofing requires regular maintenance as they don’t fare well against ponding water and have shorter lifespans than their metal counterparts.
Whichever one you choose, rest assured that Apal Roofing will install an excellent commercial roofing system for your business. While you take care of your business, allow us to take care of your roofing.