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Different Types of Commercial Roofing for Your Business

Commercial and residential roofs may serve the same purpose, but they are constructed very differently. At T & E Roofing, we use a variety of materials on commercial roofing systems here in South Florida, with the climate, your business needs, and budget in mind. Let’s look at the different commercial roof types that we offer.

What Should You Consider When Installing a Commercial Roof

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Every building is different and serves a unique purpose. Our roofing experts always begin by understanding your facility’s needs. The following several factors will help us to narrow down the commercial roof type that will work best on your building.

  • Durability: How much foot traffic will your roof see? Will HVAC equipment, satellite systems, or other objects be located on your roof? This will determine how durable the material needs to be.
  • Energy efficiency: In many locations, the government has regulated the amount of energy efficiency that’s required for commercial roofs. Our team of experts will know how to determine whether your roof needs a better R-value (this refers to the thermal resistance of a roofing material and the insulation that’s used).
  • Your local climate: Exposure to the elements like sunlight, high winds, and strong storms can help you choose the right material for your commercial roof.
  • The average lifespan: Every roofing material has an expected lifespan. How long do you want your commercial roof to last?
  • Your budget: Roofing materials come in a wide range of price points. We’ll help you pick the right material that’s within your budget.

Popular Types of Commercial Roofs

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Most commercial roofs have a low slope, unlike most residential homes. Because of this, they require different roofing systems. The following are some of the most common types of commercial roofing we work with in South Florida.

Metal Roofs

Metal roofs are the most popular choice for commercial roofs in South Florida, thanks to their aesthetic appeal and incredible performance. Metal panels are weather-resistant, long-lasting, and offer durability that most other materials can’t compete with. It can be installed on a wide range of slopes to fit most commercial buildings perfectly.

Single Ply Roofing

These roofing systems are a solid choice for commercial and residential flat roofs. Single-ply roofs are made from TPO (thermoplastic polyolefin), PVC (polyvinyl chloride), and EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer). They’re weather-resistant and come in a variety of thicknesses for extra durability.

Modified Bitumen Roofing Systems

Also known as rubber roofing, this roofing material is applied in multiple layers to create a thick and durable roofing solution. It’s rated against fire, wind, and hail, which is an added protection during hurricane season.

Built-Up Roofing Systems

Built-up roofing, or BUR, for short, is one of the oldest roofing systems for commercial roofs. Layers are applied to create a durable roof that’s perfect for places that experience extreme weather conditions and extreme temperatures.

Liquid Applied Roofing

This roofing solution is best for businesses that need to remain open during the roofing process. Technicians spray or roll two coats of the liquid roofing solution without disturbing your working environment with noise or harmful odors. Aside from the convenient installation, liquid roofing also provides excellent waterproofing for your commercial building.

Still Unsure What Type of Commercial Roof is Best For You? Call Us Today!

Do you still know which commercial roof type is right for your unique building? Don’t worry—that’s our job.Contact our team at T & E Roofing to discuss your roofing needs, and we’ll help you determine which material is best for your South Florida commercial structure. We offer free quotes upfront so you can make the best decision for your business and budget.

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