Pros and cons of the most popular roofing materials
As an experienced roofing company, we have seen all kinds of roofs. Additionally, we have constructed and maintained various roof ourselves. Modern day roofs are made of various materials – wood, stone, metal, tiles, shingles, concrete and others. They all have their pros and cons, but they are not all suitable for commercial buildings. As a commercial roofer, we want to share our expertise on the roofing options you have.
Shingles are the most popular type of roofing material, but only for residential purposes. It could be used in commercial properties but it depends on the nature of the business and the style of the surrounding buildings. Otherwise, shingles are the most affordable option.
Concrete is a great choice for commercial buildings that don’t have to look presentable. It is highly durable, rot resistant and it’s maintenance is cheap. The bad side to it, is it costs a lot to install and there are limited selections available.
Metal is another very common material a roofing company can offer you. Metal roofs are used mostly for industrial buildings and warehouses, but they can also be used in commercial ones, depending on the design of the building and the surrounding architectural environment. Metal roofs are usually made of tin, aluminium, steel or copper. Ask your commercial roofer, if they can work with and install metal roofs, because not every roofing company can do that. Metal roofs are the lightest of roofing materials and very durable. Their maintenance is one of the cheapest, but they cost a bit to install.
As a certified commercial roofer with years of experience, we think these are the most suitable roofing materials for a commercial roof. Of course, no two roofs are ever the same, so if you need advice about the best roofing material for your project, Prestige Roofing Contractors is the roofing company to call.We serve the community of Tulsa, OK and the surrounding area. Reach us at (918) 641-4938.