As a business owner, it can be difficult to manage a roofing project. The choice of roofing installation can have a significant impact on the operation, maintenance, and cost of your facility. Add to that the many options available, and it is easy to get overwhelmed by the complexity.
We have compiled a list to help you make an informed decision when installing your commercial roof.
Local Climate and Insulation Needs
You need a roof that can withstand the harshest weather conditions to maximize the durability of your commercial building. This means that a South Florida roof should be able to withstand significant wear and tear. Your roof will be exposed to strong winds, rain and excess moisture in our hot and humid environment.
Metal roofing has been a popular choice for hurricane resistance. The roof deck is protected from rain by the naturally waterproof material. Additionally, the bolt-on fastening system resists wind gusts and holds up well against strong winds. Membrane roof coverings are another solid option. The best roofing options for Florida’s climate are TPO or Modified Bitumen roofing.
TPO is ideal for the hotter regions of Texas because its white finish reflects sunlight and keeps buildings cool. This makes TPO ideal for buildings that require a controlled temperature. This will make it easier to protect warehouses and other areas containing heat sensitive products or materials.
Florida’s commercial roofs are often used to store equipment like generators, HVAC systems and water tanks. These features will determine which roofing material is best for you.
A membrane roof is a good option to seal any holes in such equipment, which can have multiple mounting points. This will protect the equipment from water damage and prevent moisture buildup.
Long-Term Maintenance and Replacement
It is expensive to maintain a commercial building over time. You should consider the cost and replacement timeframe when choosing a roofing system. While cheaper roof solutions might be more affordable upfront, the cost of replacement and downtime could mean that you end up paying much more overall.
Some roofing materials may last longer than the life of the building. This doesn’t mean that longevity is not important. A roof with many years of service will help you get a higher resale price if you intend to sell your property before it expires. This post was written by Ted Williams! Ted is the owner of A Old Time Roofing which offers Commercial Roofing Contractors In Clearwater FL! Ted is a Master Elite Weather Stopper GAF Roofing Contractor, a double award winner of Best Steep-Slope Contractor from GAF and achiever of Master Elite Consumer Protection Excellence from GAF. He has been serving the Pinellas County area since 1978. Old Time Roofing has a tradition of quality workmanship, servicing residential and commercial properties.