When you are having new commercial roofing installation done, one of the decisions you’ll have to make is what kind of roofing system you will want. Below are the three main types of roofing system that you can choose from for your commercial roofing installation so that you can decide which works best for you.
1. Built-Up Roofing
These systems are one of the oldest types of roofing systems and they are foolproof. It’s many layers of roofing fabric, all seamlessly layered on each other. They are then topped using gravel to reflect the rays of the sun. these layers are then adhered together to the substrata using asphalt. They can last 15 to 30 years and sometimes as many as 40.
2. Modified Bitumen
These are like built-up roofs since they’re layered. Modified bitumen’s a kind of asphalt and it’s very strong and flexible. This combination makes it a very common kind of commercial roof.
3. Single Ply
These membranes usually are in rolls and they’re applied with seam welding or an adhesive. This is known for great protection against rain since they have no seams. They’re also easy to install and don’t’ put lots of additional pressure on your structure.
Before you have your commercial roofing installation done, think about these three types of systems and see which one will be right for you. You can also ask your contractor for their pros and cons to help you make the right decision for you and for your company.