Different Commercial Roofing Materials

Your roof is the most important part of any building. All roofs are designed in a way that it protects the rest of the building structure. If the structure of the building is not designed in a way that suits the overall design of the building, then we face the threat of the building being destroyed by one natural disaster (sometimes even man-made disaster) or the other.

The commercial roofing is a type of building material that can be used for sealing and protecting the top of a commercial structure. Most of the residential buildings have a steep slope, but the commercial buildings usually have a flat slope. Today there are different types of commercial roofing materials available in the market and each type of material has some advantages and disadvantages. In this article, we are going to take a look at the different kind of roofing materials of the commercial buildings.

Built Up Roofing

This is a one of the most reliable and oldest types of commercial roofing systems. These kinds of roofing systems are usually known as “tar & gravel roofs”. This kind of roofing system consists of multiple numbers of pipes that are laminated together with the bitumen. The cost of a built up roofing system is usually greater than any other kind of roofing, but it is the favorite option of architectures, engineers, contractors and roofing manufactures. These kinds of roofing systems have a proven track record of more than 130 years. BUR is a durable and thick roofing system that can be used as in the water roofing applications.

The best thing about this roofing system is that after lots of years of service, it still stays strong, but the disadvantages of this roofing system are that the transportation of the materials of the built up roofing system is very expensive and these kinds of roof systems are also very heavy in weight. Another con of this roofing system is that it is not stable in the warm or high temperatures. So, this roofing system is not a very good for the warm areas.

Metal Roofing

Another type of commercial roofing material is metal roofing. This kind of roofing involves a high cost on installation. This kind of roofing system is also susceptible to the wind damage. The metal roofing systems are easily dented or scratched. In spite of all these disadvantages this kind of roofing system is still a favorite option among many engineers and architects because of its durability and fire resistant power. Some other benefits of this roofing system are that it is requires very low maintenance, it is recyclable and it is eco friendly too.

Slate Roofing

It is the most expensive type of roofing material. However, it is very durable and it lasts for 100s of years. So, if you are looking for a long lasting material, then the slate roofing is the best option for you. These types of roofing systems are very beautiful and are available in variety of thicknesses and sizes.