You are probably aware that the roof is one of, if not the most, important part of your building. The roof holds all of the walls together and shelters the rest of the house from the weather, changing temperatures, and provides privacy. What are some of the most important components of a roof? When you are shopping for a new roof, what types of materials should you look for? How much should you expect to spend? All of these answers depend on many factors, including the type of roof you are in the market for. We will focus on commercial roofs here.
What are the best types of materials for commercial roofs?
You will find that you have many options when roof shopping, whether it is for residential or commercial purposes. However, the most important factor that roof buyers tend to look for is durability. Durability was identified as the number one factor (by 88% of participants in a survey) when determining which new roof to purchase, followed closely by longevity (83%). Roofs can be expensive, so commercial buyers want to ensure that they are going to last a long time and that they are extremely strong to prevent heavy winds and drastic temperatures.
What type of roof is best for my business?
You have probably seen flat roofs, curved roofs, and pointed roofs. Roofs shapes are usually decided during the design process. They are made to fit onto the already placed walls. You do not want to change too much in shape if you are replacing your commercial roof. You may have more roofing choices with commercial roof types, however, when you are designing your commercial building from the ground up. In that case, choose something that is aesthetically pleasing and that fits with the overall design of the building.
Does the color or design of the roof matter?
There are actually many different colors and designs to choose from when it comes to new roofs. Attempt to choose something that matches with the exterior of the house. Also, learn of any city or location regulations on colors and design styles, before having your commercial roofing company install the new roof. One third of surveyed property owners (32%) indicate that they are restricted on the color palettes they are allowed to use on exterior features on their home, usually by a homeowner association or by historical area requirements. Working with a professional commercial roofing company can help prevent these mistakes.
What are other important exterior parts of the business?
Many property owners fail to inspect the other exterior parts of the business during roof replacement. Your roof is an important part in protecting your windows, doors, and gutters. If your roof is badly damaged, it is also likely that you will need a gutter inspection. Leaky repairs can easily be completed during the roof repairs or installation. You may even want to replace your windows at the same time. A new windows and roof will significantly increase the value of your property, with window replacement itself having an average ROI of 78.6%.
Are there any other important roofing considerations?
When you are newly installing a roof or repairing an existing roof, you will want to keep in mind your location for optimal quality. If you live in an area with extremely high winds and possibility of water damage, you will want to go with a roof that is more durable and made out of stronger and more water proof materials. If you live in the north somewhere, choosing a roof with snow and freezing temperature capabilities is more important for durability.
If you are in the market for a replacement or new roof, you will want to carefully select your new roof?s materials. Roofs are made with different types of materials to solve a variety of roofing problems. You will need to first establish what type of roof you need to protect your commercial building. Choose something that is durable, will last a long time, and meets the location?s weather needs.