Which Type of Roofing is Right for Your Commercial Property
Whether you're constructing a new building or replacing the roofing on an older building, it's important that you choose the right type of commercial roofing to guarantee that your property has the protection that it needs. At Cazeault Roofing & Solar of Plymouth County, our roofing contractors can help you choose the perfect material for any commercial roofing project, and we can provide you with high quality installations, repairs, and maintenance services.
Choosing the right roofing system for your commercial property in Plymouth County is extremely important. You need to know that your property is constantly protected from weather and the elements, and you need to know that your roofing is improving your property's energy efficiency.
Our Plymouth County Roofing Contractors will work with you directly to help you choose the perfect roofing materials based on your property's architecture and your budget for the project. Here is an overview of the three main types of commercial roofing that you'll have to choose from:
Thermoplastic roofing has been rapidly growing in popularity for commercial use for a number of reasons:
- These roofing systems are made of material that exceptionally durable
- They have a low-temperature flexibility and a high-temperature tolerance
- They're resistant to ultraviolet and chemical exposure
- They're resistant to fires, punctures, and high winds
- They'll typically last for more than 20 years
Ethylene propylene diene monomer, or EPDM, is a durable rubber material that isn't dissimilar to inner-tube material. This type of roofing material can easily and inexpensively installed by being mechanically anchored, ballasted, or glued on to your Plymouth County commercial property's roof.
Also referred to as rubber membrane roofing, EPDM roofing is very lightweight, but it's also very durable and resistant to damage. It is, however, more vulnerable to punctures, and it often costs more up-front than other roofing materials.
Green might also be called "living roofs" or "planted roofs" because they are systems of living plants and vegetation which are installed on roofs of residential, commercial, or industrial properties. Modern green roofs are made of a system of manufactured layers that are deliberately placed over roofs to encourage the growth of vegetation. These systems are relatively new, but the idea of green roofs has been around across the world in different forms for hundreds of years.
Green roofs help to:
- absorb rainwater
- provide better insulation
- create wildlife habitats in urban areas
- increase the aesthetic appeal of urban areas
- and lower urban temperatures