Commercial Roofers & Types of Industrial Roofs

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For business owners and those in industrial complexes, roofing needs are often vastly different from those of homeowners in residential areas. For these consumers, commercial roofers are the ones to call, as they specialize in the specific types of roofs found on business and industrial structures.

Flat roofs are quite common in industrial areas and are the expertise of many commercial roofers. Due to the obvious possible drainage issues inherent in flat roofs, you are advised against hiring novice or residential-only companies. Special tools, materials and engineering are required to properly repair or replace these types of roofs.

Low slope roofs are commonly called flat roofs, but there is a difference. Low slope roofs obviously do have some sort of a slope, however slight. They have an advantage over flat roofs in that any slope at all aids greatly in run off and drainage.

Hot tar roofing is commonly used in business complexes. It is usually the most economical as well. Hot tar roofs are applied by alternating the tar substance with weatherproof shields and topped with gravel. Mainly used for aesthetics, the gravel also acts as a protectant from the sun and elements, as well as providing an effective fire-retardant finish.

Metal roofing is increasing in popularity and usage. Barring any destructive disasters, metal roofs typically outlast its property owner. Since they are now available with various enhancements, such as thermal coatings, commercial roofers are finding themselves installing more and more metal roofs than ever before.

Since many rooftops in industrial complexes are actually work zones themselves, or frequently trod upon for observation or gauge control reasons, they require a specific type of roofing material. Modified bitumen is used for high traffic roofs and is created from multi-layers of thick, strong, durable material.

Have you ever heard of a rubber roof? Commercial roofers will not just tell you that they exist, but will also confirm their effectiveness. Liquid rubber roofs are applied with a sprayer, while solid rubber roofing is installed by a professional. The durability and ‘give’ that rubber offers makes it a long-lasting and weather resistant option, particularly for flat roofs where leakage threatens.

Commercial roofers have the experience and materials to provide the safest and most efficient roofing available. To locate one in your area, perform on online search, check the Better Business Bureau for ratings in your region, or contact your local real estate office that specializes in industrial or new construction for business development.

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Source by Aaliyah Arthur