The best roof systems for commercial buildings include TPO, PVC, metal roofs, and modified bitumen roofs. If you are looking into one of these materials to replace your commercial roof with, take your time before making a decision. Commercial roofs are large structures that inevitably become quite pricey, eating away a large chunk of your construction budget. Therefore, you need to explore various materials and find out which one works best for the type of structure that you have as well as the climate in the area where your commercial building is located. It is also important to check the labor prices and fees of your local general contractors and lastly make sure you have a good idea of the durability and maintenance needs of your new commercial roofing system so that nothing comes as a surprise along the way.
The 4 types of roofing systems mentioned above are known for their high performance and durability. They are easy to maintain and also simple to install.
PVC roofing is one of the best flat roof systems for commercial buildings because it is made of a reinforced membrane which means it is resistant to impact damages and cracks due to extreme weather conditions. It is also low maintenance and can have a lifespan of over 2 decades. Last but not least, PVC roofing can come in a reflective white color and lower your energy bills thanks to its insulation properties.
TPO roofing is inexpensive and energy efficient. It is a reflective material that helps you reduce energy bills. This type of roofing has a lifespan of 1 to 2 decades and is quite easy to maintain.
Metal roofing is very common in commercial buildings, especially ones that are big and require a larger slope. Metal roofing requires expert contractors to install it and is also more expensive than other alternatives. One of the biggest advantages of metal roofs however is their lifespan of over 3 decades.
Modified Bitumen Roof
Modified bitumen roofs are a good and inexpensive option, not only during the installation process but also in the long run because they require minimal maintenance. However, compared to other alternatives, modified bitumen roofs are quite prone to cracks and can only have a lifespan of 10 years.
Contact us at RH Renovation NYC to discuss your next flat roof system for a commercial building project. We can evaluate the best roofing option for your particular commercial structure and provide you with a cost estimate for free before the project starts.