If your commercial property has flat or even just low sloping roofing, then it comes with special issues that can affect it. Inadequate drainage is typically the biggest problem flat commercial roofs have that will wear down the roof prematurely. As such, it is crucial that you know your choices for commercial flat roofing and the benefits that they bring for your building’s needs and budget.
Modified Bitumen Roofing
This flat roofing option is one of the most budget friendly options for commercial flat roofing, but it comes with the biggest disadvantages. While it is more affordable, it is prone to blistering and cracking, which has given it a lifespan akin to residential roofing — between 10 and 15 years. Modified bitumen roofs have fallen a bit out of style because there are still affordable options that do last longer.
Flat TPO roofs have soared in popularity. They are white coated, which means they reflect heat and help improve the energy efficiency of commercial properties. Furthermore, they have a longer lifespan of up to 20 years. As they are also heat-welded at the seams, they are also less likely to manifest leaks.
While it is something people are used to seeing in industrial properties, metal roofing is growing in popularity. Unfortunately, it is the most expensive of flat roofing options, but for a good reason. Metal has a long lifespan of 30 years and is, obviously, much more durable than other roofing options. It is immune to cracking and stands up well to storms, but it can have some susceptibility to leaks at the seams if not maintained.
Does your commercial property need a new flat roofing system? Contact us today to see what we can do to help. The professionals at Vera Roofing & Construction are ready to walk you through all the options for flat commercial roofs that we offer to help you find one that is right for your property.