With a new year upon us, it’s time to take care of some of those items on our to-do list. Although you may have saved time delaying these items, the more you delay fixing them, the more it will cost you to make the repairs, especially when it comes to getting a new roof for your business. You can take action now by selecting the roof that’s best suited for your business from the list below.
Ethylene Propylene Diene Terpolymer (EPDM)
A combination of ethylene and propylene, EPDM is a long-lasting synthetic rubber roof. It is one of the most popular options for a commercial roof due to its resistance to UV radiation, hail damage, and thermal shock. EPDM remains durable even during extremely frigid temperatures.
Modified bitumen roofing is an evolution of the trusted asphalt roofing used today in most residential roofs, but with a better seal. As such, you can count on your modified bitumen commercial roof to remain flexible under extremely frigid temperatures. Additionally, by choosing modified bitumen, you get a simple, yet effective commercial roofing product that reflects heat and reduces the amount of energy you’ll use throughout the year.
Thermoplastic Commercial Roofing
Made of synthetic rubber, a thermoplastic roof is welded together to create a seamless membrane to protect your roof from leaks. There are five types of thermoplastic membrane roofs you can choose from, including polyvinyl chloride (PVC), PVC alloys, thermoplastic olefin (TPO), and chlorinated polyethylene (CPE). Out of the five types of thermoplastic membrane roofs, PVC and TPO continue to be favorites for most commercial applications.
Metal roofs have made an exciting comeback over the years. They are durable, sustainable, and energy-efficient. Additionally, when you invest in a metal roof, you won’t have to worry about installing another roof for years. Many metal roofs last 30 to 45 years with proper maintenance.
Another popular option for commercial roofing is built-up roofs (BUR). These roofs consist of gravel and tar that protects your roof from the elements. You can choose from 3-ply, 4-ply, and 5-ply systems, depending on how long you want your roof to last. Of course, the 5-ply roof has the capacity to last the longest with some enduring for 25 years.
Coated roofs are another durable option that will help protect your business for years. A coated roof is a fluid applied over your roof that solidifies after the application. Once it’s hard, it becomes both the underlying system and the top layer that protects your roof from UV radiation, hail, rain, and other elements.
If keeping your energy bills is a concern to you, then you will find green roofs to be a great option for your business. In essence, a green roof is like having a garden on your commercial roof. With a strategic design, your green roof can be a safe place for your employees while keeping your roof cool and reducing your energy consumption.
At Intelligent Design Corp, we are here to help you choose which roof is best for your business. We’ll help you determine your needs, and then suggest a roof that will meet your requirements. If you are in the market for a new roof, give us a call today so that we can schedule an assessment.