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3 Different Types of Commercial Roof

All commercial premises will be keen to ensure that their roof is up to scratch. It, after all, protects the assets of a business. Fixed assets such as equipment, and current assets such as stock. It also puts a roof over the head of employees and adds to their working experience. It allows for temperature to be controlled by not allowing warmth to escape, and so be controlled by HVAC units in place. Flat roofs are a great option for housing the HVAC, to save on space lower down in the building, where floor space is a premium. Companies such as Lidoran Group in Brisbane are specialists in commercial roofing, and so are someone you can trust to get the job done and it be one that is fit for purpose. By hiring professionals, the work will also be guaranteed. A well-fitted roof using the right materials will last for years.

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So, this article will consider what the different choices of roofing materials are for businesses, so that in advance it can be thought about. There will be many factors that influence the decision, such as cost versus how long the roof will last, issues regarding space, and environmental considerations.

Flat Roofs

Most commercial roofs are flat as this tends to be the more cost effective and useful option. Flat roofs are easy to access and straight forward to maintain. They are useful in that they can house air conditioning units to control the temperature of workplaces, or solar polar panels for a non-renewable energy source. 

Typical materials used for flat roofs include mastic asphalt (a blend of asphalt, limestone aggregate, and limestone powder), fibreglass or GRP, or PVC single ply membrane. Mastic asphalt creates a seamless look and has excellent waterproofing properties. Fibreglass or GRP is lightweight yet strong, so can bear the weight of several people accessing the roof at the same time. PVC single ply membrane is a flexible material that is also long lasting.

Flat roofs are ideally suited to commercial stations because of being able to house their HVAC units.

Green Roofs

Other commercial properties will use what are referred to as green roofs, where plants and foliage will grow on the top of a waterproof membrane. This looks aesthetically pleasing while still stopping leaks from entering the building. They are an environmentally friendly alternative that is being embraced by more and more businesses to create a more pleasing working space for their staff.

Green roofs, in addition, create a more pleasant sight as part of a landscape and will result in businesses being more widely accepted as an addition to a rural community. In retail situations, they can attract customers who have an equal commitment to the environment. They put people in good mood which will ultimately make them more likely to buy off the shelves.

Metal Roofs

Metal roofs are generally made from aluminium or steel. Metal roofing is lighter than traditional tiles. These roofs are both easy and cheap to have fitted and will last for years because they are resistant to harsh weather, mildew, rot, infestation, and fire. With all these properties, they are a definite consideration for businesses who want to protect their equipment, goods, and staff.

In conclusion, there are three main types of roof for a business to consider. Flat roofs that are easily accessible and can house things like HVACs, green roofs that are extremely environmentally friendly and something that will please staff, and metal roofs that will last for years and be resistant to the elements, fire, and infestations of creatures known to annoyingly inhabit roofs.