How to Choose a Replacement Roof for Your Commercial Building

Replacing or installing a roof for a warehouse or franchise property represents a major investment. Most commercial landowners must not only consider cost but also durability, maintenance, and downtime for installation. Here’s what to consider when choosing a roof for your commercial building:

Roofing Material

One of the biggest considerations for your roof will be the type of material you use. Each roofing material has unique advantages and disadvantages. For example:

Asphalt is the most economical because it’s the least expensive of all roofing materials. It also comes in a wide variety of textures and colors to match your building aesthetic. Despite these advantages, asphalt shingles are the least durable of all roofing options and can show wear and weather much faster than other materials. If your business is in an area that experiences extreme weather conditions, asphalt might not be a good fit for your commercial building.

Tile roofs are durable and have aesthetic appeal, and the tiles come in clay, concrete, and rubber options. Tile roofs have a longer life span than some other roofing options, but they tend to be cumbersome and heavy. Before installing this roofing material, ensure your building can accommodate the extra weight.

Slate roofs surpass all others in price point. They are durable, energy efficient, and attractive, but they can also cost up to four times more than other types of roofing
materials.

Finally, Single ply roofs are a common choice for commercial buildings. Single Ply roofs like Duro-Last are durable and economical. The right single ply roof has a life span of about 50 years. Prefabricated roofing system are also more economical than tile and slate.

Business Needs

Ultimately, your commercial roofing installation will be determined by your business’s unique needs. Not all businesses have the budget for slate or tile roofing options, and these types of roofs can be difficult to install. Single Ply roofs like Duro-Last provide energy-efficient, cost-effective roofing solutions for commercial business owners. Using a prefabricated roofing system makes your commercial install easy, so you can minimize your business downtime. Best of all, a Duro-Last installation will provide quality for decades to come.

Have more questions about our roofing products? Call Seamless Roofing Solutions at 505-450-3396 or fill out our online contact form. We’re here to help you select the ideal roof for your business.