Roof Styles

You’ve just started a new business in Akron. You haven’t found a building that you really want to buy yet, so you decide to take matters into your own hands and have one built from the ground up.

While there is a lot you will have to think about when having your building done, what you do with your roof will take a large amount of consideration.

You have a ton of options to work with whether you care more about durability, aesthetics, or a little bit of both. To help you make your decision, here are 7 different roof styles that you can choose from:

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New Roof

It can be an eye-opening moment when you look at your energy bill for the month and realize how much you’ve spent. While you may think of a whole host of reasons for this, you may not realize that your roof may be the real underlying cause.

Depending on the type of roof you have, you could be looking at a large monthly energy bill due to its inefficiency. If you trade up to a flat, commercial roof you will instantly notice the power savings. They’re also easy and cost-effective to install and you can do a lot of cool stuff with them.

Sound too good to be true? Keep reading to see all the benefits you’ll receive when you make the switch to a commercial roof.

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Roof structure,construction

Finding the best option for your commercial roof is not always easy. There are more than a few roofing options to consider and each has its own benefits.

That’s why we’ve put together this guide comparing commercial metal roofing to spray polyurethane foam (SPF) roofing, two very common options for commercial roofing. We hope it makes your life a little easier and provides you with some important information along the way.

Keep reading to learn more.

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Flat roof covering works with roofing felt

Did you know that you’d have to spend an average of $6,745 for a residential roof replacement in Akron, OH?

That’s already quite a huge sum, and that’s only for a roof of about 1,200 square feet.

The thing is, commercial buildings are much bigger–between 12,000 and 19,000 square feet. That’s why commercial roofs are much more expensive than those on homes.

So, if you’ve noticed signs that your building needs a new roof, you can expect a replacement to be a huge investment. And with that kind of money involved, you want to make sure you choose the best roofing contractors.

But with so many roof installers in Akron, how do you choose the right contractors?

By ensuring you ask each of your prospects these following questions!

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Big Projects

Maybe you’re in the process of building a brand new business property? Perhaps you’re renovating your existing property? Whatever the case may be, you’re looking to install new roofing materials.

The only thing you have to do now is to find the right roofing company. The question is, how do you do this?

Finding the right commercial roofing company is all about research. As long as you do your due diligence, you’ll have no problem finding the best roofing company for your business property.

Need help with research? We’ve got you covered. Here’s everything involved with the research process.

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Stack of Building Lumber at Construction Site with Narrow Depth of Field.

Building a business from the ground up (literally) can be an exciting time. You get to pick out every single last detail pertaining to the design and construction, including the roof!

It’s a detailed process, for sure, and that’s why it’s so important to educate yourself on the types of roofing materials used in new construction. If you don’t, you could end up with a roof that is less than desirable aesthetically and economically.

If you’re in the process of starting that research before you get a new roof, then you’re in the right place. In this blog, we’ll discuss the different types of materials used in new and existing construction, so keep reading!

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New Metal Roof

Commercial properties have different roofing needs than residential properties because commercial roofs tend to be larger and are typically flat (as opposed to sloped). Two common options for commercial roofing are metal and built up roofing systems.

Built up roofing consists of many layers of asphalt and fabric membranes laid on top of each other. A layer of gravel sits on top that helps protect the asphalt from weather damage.

In contrast, metal roofing consists of a single layer of roofing material (metal). For commercial properties, metal roofing comes in large panels, which you can divide into two general categories – exposed fastener and standing seam.

Exposed fastener metal roofing panels have the screws that hold the panels in a place exposed to the elements. Standing seam metal roofs, instead, cover the edge where two metal panels meet.

Understanding the significant differences between metal and built up roofing makes it easier for you to figure out which is the best fit for your commercial property.

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How long does a roof last

A new roof is a major investment, and a crucial one, at that. So what happens if your current roof is failing?

Many business owners may feel the need to count their pennies to see if they can fit a new roof in their budget. But, not all roofing issues call for a roof replacement…especially if your roof is new.

So, how long does a roof last? And, what are some signs that you need a new roof? Continue reading to help diagnose your roofing problems.

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New metal roof

Installing a roof isn’t a one-day job. Once the installation starts, you might be without a real roof for up to a week, which is exactly why you can’t install a new roof at just any time of the year!

Issues like rain and snow can set the project back. And, when your business doesn’t have a roof, setbacks like this aren’t an option.

To help, we’ve put together this season by season guide to help you discover the best time of year to install metal roofing in northeast Ohio. Keep reading!

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Roof Maintenance

Are you ready to sign off on that commercial roof repair you budgeted for? Don’t begin the project until you ask your roofing contractors these 10 questions.

Unemployment is hovering around 4% and that near-record low number means business is booming! Consumers are spending more money and smart business owners are making investments in their organization’s long-term success.

One of the best investments you can make in your business is ensuring that your commercial building(s) are looking and running their absolute best, and one way to achieve that is to ensure that your roof is in optimal condition.

So, if you’re thinking of leveraging today’s up-market to make investments in your roof, here are some important questions to ask roofing contractors before hiring them on.

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