When it comes to commercial roofing, there are of course special requirements that must be met including durability and safety for employees and consumers alike. The unique needs of the business, zoning and maintenance requirements, as well as climate, weather and peripheral influences are common considerations prior to installing a new commercial roofing system. In terms of longevity, commercial roofing systems adhering to stipulated commercial standards can be expected to last 12-100 years, depending on the materials used.
Commercial Roofing Options
Commercial roofing systems may be comprised of one of several different materials, from asphalt shingles used also in residential construction to metal and rubberized synthetics used primarily in commercial constructions.
Asphalt shingles are used most often for historic buildings converted to business space or buildings requiring a more residential aesthetic. Composed of organic and synthetic fibers, these shingles may last 20-30 years.
Metal roofing is often suggested in areas where high winds and other weather extremes threaten the integrity of other materials. With options offering 30-100 years of service, metal is an excellent option for businesses that expect to be in place for many decades.
Slate shingles, wood shakes, and tile roofing are materials often selected for commercial roofing systems and are installed to create an elegant, long-lasting, and beautiful appearance. Beauty is reflected in cost as well as presentation, and such systems may require a hefty investment. Of these three options, slate offers the greatest durability, lasting 45-100 years, depending on the conditions it sustains.
Commercial Roofing Durability
Though safety should be every builder’s number one concern when designing a commercial roofing system, appearance, durability, and investment costs must not be ignored. Choosing materials that offer aesthetically pleasing quality alongside durability and security makes for a better investment each and every time. With regional issues to consider, builders and owners must look first to the zoning requirements of each community before coming to the best solution for the specific construction.
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