Commercial Roofing Options by Enrich Construction
Your commercial roof not only serves as an important asset to your building, but it is also a significant financial investment. Learning about the various types of roofing systems, their installation process as well as benefits will keep you informed. With this knowledge, we hope to lead you to making a confident decision when selecting the best commercial roof to protect your business.
Types of Commercial Roofs
Although we refer to our roof as just “a roof” without using any sort of description to categorize, there are actually a wide variety of roofing options available. While the number of choices may seem overwhelming, we have compiled a list of our top choices in order to ease the burden.
Typical thermoplastic olefin or TPO: This type of roofing was first introduced to the market in the 1990’s and has since made leaps of technological advancements. It has great ratings in UV deflection as well as heat resistance. As a single ply roofing system, it is also very durable by having a high resiliency to mold, dust and wears and tears from weather. It is recommended for buildings such as shopping centers and warehouses with flat roof lines. Newer versions of this roofing system can last up to 35 years. The cost of this material ranges from $5.00 to $9.00 per square foot.
Ethylene propylene diene monomer: The durable synthetic rubber membrane found in this roofing system allow these roofs to have extensive lifespans, ranging from 20- 30 years. They stand up well to inclement weather such as hail and high speed winds. With a relatively low cost, this material is sold for anywhere from $4.00 to $8.00 per square foot. Similar to TPO roofing systems, they are recommended for commercial buildings with a flat roof line.
Metal: Although this is one of the oldest types of roofing materials, there is a reason it has stayed on the market for so long. Metal roofing will uphold building performance for over 40 years due to its impressive durability and sustainability. These roofs are easy to install and require minimal maintenance. As an added bonus, these roofing systems can be made from recycled metals for a more eco-savvy business. As a higher priced alternative, metal roofing materials go for anywhere from $7.00 to $10.00 per square foot of installation.
Asphalt: The lifespan of asphalt roofing systems may not be as long as others, however, there are many benefits of choosing this material. The installation of this very common roofing material is quick and easy. There are varying options for the aesthetic appeal for the shingles as they are offered in many different colors. As well as being fairly resistant to fire, they are resilient towards harmful algae that grows on other roofing materials. This versatile material is also customizable to fit the shape of almost any structure. Asphalt roofing shingles are priced between $80.00 to $100.00 per square.
How to Choose a Commercial Roofing Material
When it comes to choosing the best material for your roof, it is important to first consider the aspects and functions of your commercial space. Consider the climate your roof will be expected to hold up against. Since we are roofing contractors in mid-Missouri, we suggest a roof that will stand up to all 4 of our unpredictable seasons. Next, determine the shape of your roof line. Is it flat, angled, does it have many levels? Find a roofing material that is compatible to fit nicely on your roof line. This is important because if a roof is not meant to fit with your structure, it will decrease its longevity as well as its ability to protect your business. Take into consideration what benefits of each system would be an asset to your business, such as aesthetic value, eco-friendliness, or versatility. Finally, choose an option that works best for your budget. As always, Enrich Construction is here to help and guide you to make the best decision for your business.
Why We Are One of the Best Roofing Companies in Mid-Missouri
Our business to our clients extends far past roofing installations. We work to build close relationships with our clients and are there with them every step of the way. When it comes to business, our goals are your goals and we will work hard to achieve them together. Our team offers the best service, high quality materials as well as excellent customer service. Columbia, Mo and the surrounding areas are where we call home and we want to see the businesses supporting our community be the very best they can be with our help.