When In Doubt, Replace
At Dimensional Pro Roofing, we know how important it is for business owners and building contractors to have a roof that prolongs the life of your building. Our pros will help you navigate through the technology and materials that best meet the needs for an assortment of roof slopes, building designs and shapes, taking into consideration other issues like loads and weather conditions, including hurricanes and serious storms.
Commercial roofs come in many products and materials, each built according to the specifications of the building and the budget of the owner. The kind of roof you choose for your commercial property will play an integral role not only in the longevity of the roof itself, but in the overall health of the building. Other factors like the environment, weather and foliage also affect the integrity of the roof during its lifetime.
Here at Dimensional Pro Roofing, we want to provide you with an overview of the types of commercials roofs available and the materials used to create them. We’re happy to help you pick the perfect material for you commercial roof that fits your needs and your budget.
Some of the most common roofing types include the following:
Built-Up Roofing Membrane
Built-Up Roofing Membrane, commonly known as BUR, is basically a tar-and-gravel roof. It’s built with multiple layers and is a flexible roof type since the number of layers can be adjusted to control costs and meet durability requirements. BUR is an old low-slope roof system but is still one of the most cost-effective and rugged roofing types available.
Modified Bitumen Roofing
In modified bitumen roofing, reinforced roof fabrics are applied to to serve as carriers for bitumen, cut and installed in layers at a later time. These systems are usually fastened to commercial rooftops as two-ply systems and adhered to the roofing deck for the best stability and protection.
Modified bitumen roofs are easy to maintain and can usually be dealt with simply through annual inspections and cleaning. They are stronger than other flat roof types, so if you expect a lot of foot traffic on your roof, modified bitumen may be the best choice for you.
Thermoset Roof Membrane (EPDM)
Thermoset roof membrane, known as EPDM, offers long-lasting durability and versatility. It is more simple to install and easier to maintain and repair than many other commercial roof types. Constructed from a single-ply rubber material, EPDM has a strong resistance to ultraviolet light and ozone. Other benefits include greater flexibility in colder temperatures, resistance to certain kinds of solvents and its reflective properties help keep cooling costs down.
Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO) and Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVC)
Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO) and Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVC) roofing systems are lightweight, highly reflective and provide excellent weathering and resistance to UV light, punctures and tears and chemicals and bacterial growth. Because of these types of resistances, thermoplastic roof membrane systems are popular for restaurants and other businesses that emit oils or fats from their ventilation systems. Other benefits range from a high-temperature tolerance to high resistance to fire and high winds.
Perhaps the most popular type of commercial roof these days is metal roofing because there are so many different kinds of materials available including:
- Corrugated galvanized steel
- Aggregates of zinc, aluminum, and silicon-coated steel
- Metal tile sheets
- Stainless steel
- Stone-coated steel
Since metal can rust, surface layers are added to manage damage from prolonged exposure to sunlight and other environmental dangers. Metal roofing also has the advantage of having an attractive, finished look, but when budget and durability are of the utmost importance, it’s wise to go with what works best rather than what looks best. Metal roofs do, however, have strong fire resistance ratings, and are both stronger and more durable compared to traditional commercial roofing options.
Becoming more popular in recent years, Green Roofs offer a sustainable option for commercial properties. The leading advantage of green roofing systems is their ability to protect commercial buildings from the elements while simultaneously managing water, drainage, and improving energy efficiency. They’re beautiful to look at and a huge step toward a more sustainable, environmentally friendly commercial property.
Whatever your roofing needs, please contact us at Dimensional Pro and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have, provide you with samples of our work and references from your peers in business.
Your roof is the first line of defense to protect your office and employees from the periodic episodes of hail that come through Texas. Your roof can take serious damage from a hail storm even though it may not be visible from the ground. That is why it’s always important to have your roof thoroughly inspected after every major weather event.
The team at Dimensional Pro Construction can evaluate the amount of damage your roof has sustained after a natural disaster or simply due to old age or high winds that blew through the area one day. We’ll look for any and all signs that point you in the direction of a replacement. A roof replacement is often the best route to go to, especially when the extent of damage is far beyond repair.
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We can replace all kinds of asphalt shingle roofs by tearing off the old roof down to the deck, followed by putting on new felt paper and shingles. This will give your roof a brand-new look, and it will be cheaper than an entirely new installation!
A roof replacement goes a long way in terms of finances and longevity. With our help, you can enjoy new roofing material that will last you a long time. Call us for residential or commercial roof replacement service today.