Commercial roof systems have designs and features that are unique from residential roofs. They’re usually more complex, and they have different maintenance requirements. So, if you’re a business owner or a property manager, it’s important to have the right information in order to properly care for a commercial roof.
Today, we discuss three of the most common misconceptions about commercial roofing and the facts behind them.
All Commercial Roofs Are Alike
Commercial roofs are made from various materials. Their designs are based on the type of building, the purpose of the building, the local climate and so on. That said, no two commercial roof systems are built exactly the same. There are different types of commercial roofing, such as metal roofs, built-up roofs (BUR) and single-layer membrane roofs. Each of these roofing systems has its own advantages and drawbacks, so you should carefully consider several factors when choosing a specific type of commercial roof.
Wrinkled Membrane Roofs Are No Big Deal
Wrinkling can be an issue in thermoplastic olefin (TPO) or ethylene propylene diene terpolymer (EPDM) roofs. While this isn’t usually considered a serious problem that needs urgent attention, it’s still best to consult your roofing contractor if you notice wrinkles on your commercial roof. These imperfections could be a result of an installation error or adhesive failure.
Commercial Roofs Instantly Reduce Energy Bills
Commercial roofs have varying levels of energy efficiency. Typically, “cool roofs” are the ones that can contribute to lower energy bills since they have energy-saving features like reflective surfaces. A reflective surface means that the roof can reflect heat coming from the sun and reduce the amount of heat it can absorb. This helps promote a more comfortable temperature inside the building — which helps HVAC systems function more efficiently.
Jeff Woods Construction is a local company that specializes in roofing, generators and general contracting. From roof repair to home remodels, our team can guarantee excellent craftsmanship and personalized service.
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