When we make any building, home or flat roofing is one of the most important aspects. It provides a shield to your homes from natural effects like rain, snowfall, thunderstorm, wind, and hail. People get confused when it comes to choosing the right roofing for your place. In this article, we are going to talk about commercial roofing, its types, and its pros and cons. This article will benefit you in choosing the right commercial roofing services. So let’s get into the details.
Commercial Roofing and Types:
This roofing is used for protection purposes. It is quite different from residential roofing in the material. The material used for commercial roofing consists of modified bitumen, tar, gravel concrete, (PVC, TPO), etc. This roof is usually flat and can be either a metal or membrane roof.
Now let’s see the types that serve their best functions.
1- Metal Roofing (MR):
Most commercial roofing contractors use this roof because it is considered the oldest type of roofing. They insert this metal roofing because it is very light weighted. They just insert in the already existing roof. The material that is used in this roofing is rigid galvanized steel, aluminum, and many others. Once the metal roofing is installed different coatings for purposes like protection from rusting, waterproofing, and protection from UV can be coated.
Cost of MR:
As there are different styles and types available for metal roofing the cost totally depends on the style that you choose. But the estimated cost lies in between 5$ and 10$ per square foot. And it is both for the material and labor.
Benefits of MR:
1- It usually lasts for more than 35 years. It is very long-lasting because of its material.
2- You can find a wide range of designs and colors.
3- It provides shields in wild weather and atmosphere.
4- The metal sheet used for roofing can be fabricated from recycled material.
5- It is more fire-resistant.
2- Tar and Gravel Roofing:
It is also called built-up roofing. US commercial roofing companies have stated that this roofing has been used for 100 years. It has excellent quality. The installation of this roofing is very interesting. First of all the labor installed a layer of tar and other important fabrics directly on the roof. If you want to make the roof more strong you can put more layers. At last, the gravel layer is coated on the roof.
Cost of built-up roofing:
Same as metal roofing the cost depends on the material or type that you would prefer. The estimated rate for this roofing is 5$-8$ square foot.
Benefits of built-up roofing:
1- It has worked for more than 30 years.
2- It provides a shield against the ultraviolet radiation coming from the sun.
3- It is waterproof and it requires no maintenance.
3- Shingle roofing
This is mostly used for homes but it is also used for abrupt slope commercial roofing applications. The material used for shingle roofing comprises wood, ceramic, asphalt, metal, and steel. Shingles come in two types and these are architectural and asphalt shingles. Let’s have a look at their details.
– They are long-lasting. They usually have lifetime warranties.
– They are multilayered and provide great protection.
– These last for more than 20 years.
– These are single-layered.
Cost of shingle roofing:
This roofing isn’t very expensive and it is very reasonable. Its average cost is 2$ – 5$ per square foot for labor and material to install such roofing.
Benefits of shingle roofing:
1- It is available in several colors and designs.
2- If it gets damaged it can be repaired soon.
4- Modified Bitumen Roofing:
This roofing is also very common. It is also known by another name mod-bit roofing. It is installed on the roof in layers and the layers are of the bitumen and other supporting fabrics. It is mainly installed for high protection and stability purposes.
Cost of Modified Bitumen Roofing:
The estimated rate for this roofing is 4$-5$ square foot.
Benefits of Modified Bitumen Roofing:
1- It has greater strength than all other types.
2- It is very easy to install and maintain.
3- It is not very costly.
5- SPF Roofing:
This roofing is one of the best types of commercial roofing. This eco-friendly roofing is very beneficial. It is a type in which polyurethane foam is sprayed on the roof. When we spray this it comes in a liquid form but soon it takes the foam-like appearance which becomes solid and makes a very hard layer on the roof. SPF technology is in use since1960’s. It has the longest life span. It can last for 50 years.
Cost of SPF roofing:
In this roofing, the cost can vary in the thickness of the material. But the estimated cost is $4 – $7 for 20,000 sq. foot.
Benefits of SPF roofing:
1- It provides a barrier against air and moisture. And it gives a high R-value.
2- It sticks to the roof strongly and doesn’t need to be repaired again and again.
3- It is highly waterproof.
4- It is highly durable and saves the roof from any wear and tear.
In this article, we talked about the most common and best types of commercial roofing. Hope this will benefit both the contractor and the people who want to install this roofing.
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