Roofing company installing a metal roofing system.

Metal is becoming one of the most popular types of roof materials for commercial roofing systems. Along with its durability and energy efficiency, it’s also pleasing to the eye and available in a number or colors.

If you’ve been considering replacing your existing roof with a metal roof, then continue reading to find out more about metal roofing prices and the advantages that come with metal roof installation.

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Installation of commercial solar panels.

Solar energy systems are more affordable than ever, so it’s no surprise that they’re becoming more popular for businesses and homeowners alike. Sure, everybody likes saving on energy costs, but companies have the added benefit of being able to publicize their solar panel installation and get the word out that they’re using a renewable energy source.

However, there are some key differences between residential versus commercial solar systems found on commercial buildings. Let’s learn a little more.

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Inspectors evaluating the service life of a commercial roof.

The roof of a commercial building is one of the most critical investments a business owner can make, because, afterall, the roof is responsible for protecting nearly every other investment! So when you are considering a new roof for your business (or wondering how long your present roof will continue to do its job), the roof’s life expectancy should be one of the top considerations.

The type of roof materials used is not the only factor affecting a roof’s longevity; there are other components, as well. Let’s take a look at some of the information every building owner should know about the average life of a commercial roof.

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Roofers repairing a commercial roof leak.

Commercial buildings are unique in that their commercial roofs have to handle more stress than residential roofs (so they tend to be thicker and sturdier). They have to be dependable – after all, they’re protecting your employees, your customers, and your investments.

If you see a leak in your commercial building’s roof, it’s important to act quickly so that the problem doesn’t get worse. Even though a leak may be minor, it can be an indicator of a more serious issue going on with your roof. Let’s take a look at some important warning signs and what all building owners should do if they suspect a leaking roof.

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Commercial roofer inspecting a roof.

Whether they are unforeseen or obvious, roofing problems can always be a pain as well as an expense that can be significant. There are some common roofing issues that occur more often than others and as such there are specific roofing services that are needed more often than others. These issues can be caused by failure that is premature which leads to a service life that is reduced.

While this is not meant to be any sort of a diagnostic guide, it will have four of the most common roofing problems that commercial business owners and professional roofers battle.

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Accountant assessing commercial roof depreciation amount.

As a building owner it’s important to know whether or not you can use the cost of the roof (from  a new commercial roof installation or roof repair) as a tax deduction. A variety of factors play a part.

How much you can write off depends on when you purchased your roof, as well as how much it improved the commercial building’s thermal efficiency. Let’s dig a little deeper and find out what you need to know in order to determine if your commercial roof depreciation can be a tax benefit (and how you can use government programs to cut your total installation cost).

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A building’s recently installed commercial metal roofing.

On the surface, a commercial metal roof is a durable, long-lasting barrier between the inside of a commercial building and an array of weather conditions. But did you know there’s so much more to metal roofing systems?

A commercial metal roof offers a longer lifespan than most alternatives, however, no two installations are the same. There are several types of metal used to make roofing materials, and each commercial application can be installed in different ways, which ultimately impacts durability and lifespan.

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Professional roofers installing commercial solar panels.

Adding a commercial solar panel system doesn’t just help your company go green: it’s also a great long-term investment.

The payoff for commercial solar panel installation takes as little as three years, and can be even shorter when you factor in tax breaks and financial programs for your commercial property. Plus, savings on utility bills can be huge! 

What does a solar panel installation involve, and how practical is it for your business? Let’s take a deeper dive into the system installation process and how the solar experts at TEMA can help your business realize some major energy savings!

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Commercial roofers installing an EPDM rubber roof.

Is synthetic rubber the best choice for your building’s roof? Ethylene propylene diene monomer, or EPDM, comes in large sheets that reduce seams, which are often weak points in commercial roofing that lead to leaks.

However, while your business might be inclined to seek EPDM rubber roofing as your first and only choice, it’s important to know that it only works with certain types of buildings. Let’s learn more to see if EPDM rubber roofing is the right material for your next roofing project.

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