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Common Roofing Materials for Commercial Businesses

Your commercial property is an investment in your financial future. Perhaps the most significant portion of this investment—one which will continue to impact the overall health of your property for years to come—is your building’s roof. As such, it is critical that you make an informed decision regarding the type of new or replacement roofing you choose to install.

There are several choices when it comes to selecting the best roofing type for your commercial property. Commercial roofing is available in a range of materials, longevity, and energy efficiency, all of which impact the overall cost.

Types of Commercial Roofing

When it comes to selecting your commercial roofing, property owners must evaluate the durability and energy efficiency of the roofing types available and determine whether the upfront and overall costs make each a suitable choice. These are the top three commercial options:

  • Metal roofing. This is a popular choice due to its lifespan of 40 to 60 years. Not only does metal roofing last, but it is also highly fire-resistant and can stand up to the harshest of what Mother Nature has to offer. Available types include corrugated galvanized steel, aluminum, zinc, tin, copper, and stainless steel. Since metal roofing can be recycled once removed, it is also a highly sustainable option.
  • Built-up membrane roofing. This type of roofing is created by alternating layers of tar and gravel, both serving to have a significant impact on the overall durability of the roof. As a result, membrane roofing has a lifespan of 20+ years with proper maintenance. This type of roofing is also inexpensive and relatively easy to repair. 
  • Shingles. Most commonly found on residential buildings, shingles are easy to install, affordable, and versatile. Shingles are available in a variety of materials, including asphalt, slate, plastic, and ceramic. This type of roofing is great for commercial buildings that have steep roof lines.

Selecting Your Roofing Type

When it comes to your commercial building, it’s critical to invest in roofing that will last, but also fit your repair, maintenance, and up-front budget. Fortunately, finding the right fit for your property doesn’t have to be stressful. At Rogue Valley Roofing, our experienced team can assess which roofing material is best for your commercial property. Contact us today to learn more about commercial roofing and installation.