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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Roofing contractor installing silicone roof coating.

The roof is one of your commercial property’s most important features, but it’s also one of the most expensive to replace! If you have a commercial building, then you likely understand this problem all too well. In fact, many commercial building owners have found themselves in a situation where they might need full roof replacements but don’t have the money for it.

Fortunately, in many situations, there are options to extend the lifespan of your existing roof with commercial roof restoration. That’s right – if your current roof is structurally sound, then there may be a way to save you both time and money!

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Roofing contractor inspecting commercial roof.

A roof is the most critical part of any structure, and keeping your commercial roof in good repair should be a top priority to extend its service life or prolong the need for a roof replacement

As with any commercial building, it’s important to keep all drains clear of debris and, of course, to have a reliable, professional roof repair company on hand. If roof problems arise, you need to be prepared to take action.

So, what else should you consider when it comes to your  commercial roof maintenance program? Keep reading! We’ve compiled the industry’s top preventative maintenance tips for you to keep in your back pocket.

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Roofing company inspector examining a commercial roof.

Regular maintenance is just a part of life. Every three months or so, you get your car’s oil changed. Every year in the fall, you have your furnace inspected. Your commercial building’s roofing system is no different!

Regular inspections help detect roof issues early and are a cost-effective way to extend the life of your roof. So, is there an ideal time for building owners to get their roof inspected? Let’s find out! Read more

Roofers installing a metal roof on a commercial building.

As a business owner, you’re always looking to get the best return on your investment, especially when it comes to reinvesting back into your business! Reinvesting in your business can mean something as simple as roof repair or replacement – no matter the type of roof that you pick for your commercial building.

If you’re looking into roof replacement and are considering a metal roof, you might be wondering how long it will last. Let’s look into some of the variables that affect potential life expectancy.

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Snow load on flat roof.

Snowstorms aren’t just a good excuse to drink your weight in hot chocolate and call off work for the day. They can be cause for concern when it comes to the safety and integrity of your commercial structure.

In this post, we’ll tell you the best ways to handle the issue of heavy snow and discuss how to connect with top roofing professionals who can help not only complete flat roof snow removal, but also inspect and maintain your roof throughout the year.

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Electricity meters on a commercial building showing energy consumption.

The commercial building sector accounts for more than 18% of all electricity consumed in the United States – and up to 30% of that is wasted, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. So, it makes sense that commercial building energy consumption would be a great place to start when looking at ways to save money for your business.

Building owners and managers can reduce energy costs by optimizing energy usage, sealing air leaks, improving insulation, upgrading heating and air conditioning units, installing new roofing systems and adopting renewable energy technologies, such as solar panels. A variety of resources are available to help improve building performance!

Improvements to energy efficiency can save a significant amount on utility bills, while also providing increased comfort for the building’s occupants. Let’s take a look at the energy management measures that commercial building owners can take to reduce energy consumption and increase total energy savings.

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