Flat roof on a large commercial building.

The flat roof (or low-slope roof) is one of the most common types of roofs on large commercial buildings. If you’re considering a new roof or need to repair an existing one, you might be wondering why flat roofs are so popular for commercial properties.

Let’s look at the reasons why flat roofs are the norm for commercial buildings and how you can keep your roofing investment well-maintained.

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Solar panel on a commercial rooftop

When it comes to adding commercial rooftop solar panels to your commercial property, you’ll want to make sure that your existing roofing system is suitable for the additional load. Not all roofs are created equal, and every building has unique structural elements.

Here we’ll look at what it means for a building’s roofing system to be strong enough to support this increasingly popular type of sustainability system, along with other things to consider before switching to this clean energy alternative.

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Commercial roofers installing a durable single-ply roofing system.

As a business owner, you need to make sure your commercial roof will withstand the elements and last for years to come. But, with so many roofing options on the market, it can be tough to know which material is the most durable.

In this blog post, we’ll take a look at the most durable types of roofing materials, so you can make an informed decision about which option is best for your business.

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Typical flat roof on a commercial building.

Now more than ever before, building owners have multiple choices when considering a roofing system. But, with the plethora of options that are available, picking the right type of roofing system material can be a difficult task.

Lucky for you, we know a thing or two about commercial roofing, and we’re here to let you know what specific roofing materials may be best suited for your building. Before you know it, you’ll be able to make your purchase and get the project rolling.

Read on for info on some common types of commercial roofing materials.

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Fire damage to a commercial roof

Your commercial roofing system does more than simply keep your business dry. Your roof (along with fire-resistant building materials, sprinkler systems, extinguishers etc.), is part of your building’s overall fire protection.

Do you know what fire rating your commercial roof has? Do you know if your roof is adequately protecting your business, equipment, and employees? It’s valuable knowledge for any building owner or facility manager to have, so let’s look at the differences, what they mean, and the tests used to determine a roof’s fire resistance.

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