Commercial Roof Replacement Options
When replacing your commercial roof, you have a number of options for your new commercial roof; built up, single ply membrane, liquid applied polymer, or metal sloped.
Built up roofs are made of your traditional roofing materials like tar, asphalt, or modified bitumen. These roofs will generally last between 15-25 years depending on the severity of the weather in your area and if there is much traffic on the roof itself.
The single ply membrane roofs require very little maintenance and are also very easy to install. They’re made from a plastic-based material the most popular single plies are PVC and TPO. Their biggest drawback is they can not be used with other type types of single roofing. Although given the right circumstances, single ply can last 15-50 years, an attractive factor that attracts many people while pursuing their commercial roof replacement.
Liquid applied polymer roofs are exactly what they sound like and are very attractive for their ease of application and low cost. These roofs may not be as aesthetically appealing as some of the other options, but they are certainly the easiest and the cheapest. With a life cycle of approximately 25 years, this is a pretty good option for any commercial roof replacement.
A metal sloped roof is the most reliable and most durable type of commercial roof replacement on the market. People have likened a sloped metal roof as fitting the top of your building with an Abrams tank! That’s about the high level of abuse a sloped metal roof can take from extreme elements. If inclement weather is something to consider when looking into a commercial roof replacement, keep in mind that the more extreme the weather, the more maintenance your roof will require. Even if not to fix the roof but to make sure it’s okay after each significant weather event.
Take your time in weighing your options and make sure you get the right commercial roof replacement that best fits your needs. If you are looking for a trusted roofing contractor the in Appleton, Oshkosh, Fond du Lac, Green Bay, and De Pere areas, call ARC Contracting today.