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Commercial Roofing Materials
Commercial buildings require special attention. Unlike the residential roofing, commercial roofing is way more complicated. First of all, the differences in the size of the roof are just one reason why commercial roofing is more complex process than residential. The roof you pick for your business, company, building will guard not only you and the employees but also everything you worked for; the contracts, numbers, things, technology, electricity. Your roof makes sure that you are safe. So that is why it is a good idea to invest in it. In this article, we are going to mention the most used commercial roofing types. If you are only thinking about starting and building your business and the place of your business, then this will be of great help. Keep reading and find out about commercial roofing types.
Thermoplastic roof systems are very popular among commercial roofers. They are lightweight and include TPO or thermoplastic polyolefin and PV also known as poly vinyl chloride. Both of these are reflective membranes and provide good protection from the weather conditions. They are resistant to the UV light cracks and tearing, punctures and chemicals. Thermoplastic roofs are strong, durable and will last you for a long time. They can be applied in different ways. In mechanically attached systems the membrane is connected to the structural deck with fasteners.Â Fully adhered systems bond the membrane directly to the insulation without the need for fasteners.
EPDM or Ethylene Propylene Diene Terpolymer is a single ply rubber. This roofing membrane is highly resistant to high degrees of ozone. I tis extremely durable and fights off weather and abrasion easily. Hail, winds, heavy rains can do nothing to the EPDM. Its durability and structure is why is is called the most sustainable and environmentally acceptable materials used in the commercial roofing industry. These are mostly installed using ballasted systems. They provide low costs of installation because it is quick and easy. Mechanically attached systems are lightweight and the membrane is connected to the structural deck. Just like the thermoplastic, EPDM can also be installed directly to the
Modified bitumen is an asphalt-based roofing system that is powered with polyester or the fiberglass. It is highly resistant to punctures, tears and being walked on. Modified bitumen represent a mixture of new and old technology. Two types of polyester are used: APP (Atactic Polypropylene polymer) and SBS (Styrene Butadiene Styrene). These modify the elasticity and the flexibility of the. APP modified bitumen provide strength and resistance, and SBS systems provide excellent resistance to cold temperatures. There can be made to have a smooth or granular surface.
Metal roofing systems are environmentally acceptable and long lasting. They come in a variety of textures and colors. They are extremely desirable because they save energy due to reflecting the midday heat. Metal roofs are fire resistant which makes them a great choice for commercial purposes. They come in panels, and they are lightweight, so the installation is quick and easy.
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