Your commercial roofing system protects your property from different weather conditions and other natural elements. One way to ensure this is to choose the right material that meets your building’s needs as well as the local climate. To help you out, roof repair and replacement contractor De Palma Construction shares more insight:

Right Roof Material

Maintenance and Facility Considerations

The material you choose for your roof replacement will mainly depend on two factors; first, how often the roofing material needs to be maintained; and second, the type of commercial property you own. While maintenance can be done with your staff, you have to remember that most roofing materials will need professional inspections as per warranty requirements. 

While some roofing materials can be used in any commercial property, certain materials are much better in specific types of facilities than others. For instance, there are a few commercial roofing materials that are specifically made for office or retail buildings since they prioritize comfort for the tenants, while a different set of options are recommended for storage and manufacturing facilities.

Common Types of Roofing Materials

  • Modified Bitumen Systems – Also known as “mod bit” systems, they’re factory-fabricated layers of asphalt that are “modified” using a rubber or plastic ingredient which increases their flexibility. They’re combined with a type of reinforcement material for added strength and stability.

  • Asphalt-Based Roofing Systems –  They’ve been available for more than 100 years and are known for their reliability and durability. The application process can be a bit messy but they typically last for 50 years or more with routine maintenance. 

  • Single-Ply Roofing Systems – Known as TPO, PVC, and EPDM, they’re easier to apply compared to asphalt-based roofing systems. These are often recommended for office buildings, warehouses, or other structures that normally don’t have a lot of roof traffic.

As one of the best commercial and residential roofing contractors in the area, De Palma Construction ensures that the job gets done professionally and efficiently. Call us at (717) 638-1131 or just fill out our convenient contact form. Talk to us today!