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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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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Clogged drainage system on commercial roof.

When you picture a leak, you probably think of a dripping faucet or broken pipe. But if you own or manage a commercial building, the problem could be much more severe – a roof leak! Unfortunately, commercial roofing doesn’t last forever, and over the years, most buildings eventually suffer from cracked, punctured or compromised roofing materials.

Let’s take a look at some of the most common causes of commercial roof leaks that can result in damage to your building.

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