If your commercial building has a flat roof, then your roofing choices are different than when your building has a sloped roof. If you have an office or professional building with a sloped roof, then the appearance of the roof could be important. Metal, tile, and asphalt shingles are all good choices for a commercial building when you want quality roofing that has a professional appearance. Here's a look at the advantages of each type of roofing.
Metal Roofing Has A Long Life
Metal is a good choice for commercial roofing because it is so durable and it has a long life. Metal is also attractive, and it comes in different styles so you can match the roofing to your building. Metal roofing comes in different colors and it's made in different ways, including shingles, so you have a lot of options with metal.
Tile Roofing Has A Professional Appearance
Clay tiles are a good choice for a professional building when you want an upscale appearance. You could also choose slate or concrete tiles. Tile roofing is a durable choice for a commercial building since the tiles last a long time and withstand strong winds and storms.
Like any other type of roofing, you'll want to have periodic inspections and repairs so the roof stays in good shape and doesn't leak. While tile is an attractive choice for a variety of buildings, it matches Spanish or Mediterranean architecture particularly well.
Asphalt Shingles Are Friendly To Your Budget
If the budget for your commercial roof is tight and you can't delay putting a new roof on, then asphalt shingles could be a good choice. Asphalt shingles are one of the more affordable types of roofing. However, if your budget is not a concern, you may still want to go with asphalt shingles, although you might want to upgrade to luxury shingles.
Luxury asphalt shingles are made to give the illusion of depth so the shingles look like shakes or tile. These upgraded shingles can make your building look more attractive. Plus, luxury shingles last longer and they have a higher impact and wind rating than basic shingles.
Asphalt shingles are also easy to repair, and you won't have trouble finding a roofer who can install or repair asphalt shingles since they are a common type of roofing.
Asphalt shingles, tiles, and metal roofing are good choices for a commercial building. Decide on the look you want for your building, and also consider durability and longevity when you make your selection. A commercial roofing contractor can also offer advice and suggestions on the right type of roofing for your purposes.