Phillips Roofing & Restoration Corpus Christi knows when it comes to your business property, three things are key: security, safety, and success. Our commercial roofing crew has installed a variety of roofing systems for several commercial clients in the Corpus Christi area with roofs of all sizes. Phillips Roofing & Restoration can take care of any roof, no matter how big or small it is, while also saving you thousands of dollars that you would pay for a roofing corporation. Before you proceed with a new commercial roof, be sure to get a free estimate from us. You’ll be surprised how affordable a certified, licensed, and insured professional roofer can be! We frequently hear from customers that we notably undercut the competition’s bids for comparable services and installation. We guarantee our workmanship and we offer a variety of services and warranties tailored for your budget and property needs.
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There are many types of commercial roofing systems, and each one is built in accordance with the needs and budget of the one who owns it. The type of roof that you choose for your commercial property will play an important role in keeping it in good shape over the long term, and it will determine how long it will last. This doesn’t include other environmental factors (such as weather, animals, and surrounding vegetation) that can impact its lifespan. It’s important to know what goes into a commercial roofing system, so you can make the best decision.
Types of Commercial Roofing Systems
Most commercial roofs are going to be either flat or low slope, which narrows down the list. There are several types of commercial roofing systems, and all of them have their pros and cons. Here are some of the more common types of commercial roofs.
Modified Bitumen Roofing
Modified bitumen has the advantage of being low-maintenance, which can be done with annual inspections and regular cleaning. The bitumen is applied to a layer of roofing fabrics, and they’re often installed in a “two-ply” system. Modified bitumen has more tensile strength than other commercial roofing systems. So if you expect your roof to experience a great deal of traffic, it might be an ideal choice.
A “two-ply” system is the most common type of installation, but bitumen roofs can also come in a “one-ply” or “three-ply” system. A single ply isn’t very durable, but two or three plys can cost more to install. That’s why it’s considered to be one of the most expensive types of flat roofing systems on the market. It is, however, less prone to cracks that can happen with other types of roofing. And they’re rated against wind, fire, and hail (which can protect the property during a storm).
Thermoset Roof Membrane
Also referred to as EPDM, thermoset roofing systems have a kind of durability and versatility that can last over the long term. They’re also easier to install, maintain, and repair than other types of commercial roofing. EPDM is made of a type of single-ply rubber that’s resistant to ultraviolet light and ozone, and its reflective properties can keep your cooling costs down. EPDM is more resistant to the cold, some acids and solvents, and even alcohol. So, it has a number of advantages in terms of durability.
EPDM can adapt very easily to more unique roofing designs, and it’s resistant to strong winds. It has a simple design, and its installation method has been proven to offer a high level of dependability. EPDM is lightweight, and it can work well on all types of roofing styles and configurations. Large panels are attached to the membrane, which can be attached to the deck with round plates or batten strips. And while black is the most common color, white is also available.
Shingles are mostly used on residential roofing systems, but they can be installed on commercial properties that have a steep-slope design. They can be made out of several different materials — each with their own advantages and disadvantages. But because of its cost-effectiveness, asphalt is the most common. Shingle roofing can give your building a great deal of options in terms of design. It can also can be easy to find and repair small areas that get damaged. Some shingles have a Class IV hail rating, which can be an advantage during certain times of the year.
Built-up roofing systems have been used in this country for over a century, and they’re often referred to as “tar and gravel” roofs. They’re made of alternating layers of asphalt or tar that are applied to supporting fabrics that are directly attached to the roof, and you can decide how many layers (or plys) you want to install (with the final layer being made up of stone or gravel). If they’re properly installed and maintained, a built-up roof can last for 40 years, and they can create a waterproof seal that looks seamless throughout.
Built-up roofs are made up of four basic components, which can include:
- A base sheet that’s made of fiberglass or coated with asphalt.
- Felts or fabrics that are saturated with coal or tar.
- The bitumen (which can be made of asphalt, coal, tar, or lap cement).
- A surfacing component that can be made of gravel, asphalt, or any other type or mineral.
They can consist of multiple layers of these components, which are laminated together.
· If you want more information about the different options for commercial roofing systems, get in touch with Phillips Roofing and Restoration today! We would be happy to speak with you!