Choosing The Right Commercial Roof For Your Building

Posted on: 1 December 2021


Your business thrives in many ways. But the building that houses your materials, and manufacturers your product are the heart of your company. Protecting these assets is a priority. The exterior and the roof are more than just eye-pleasing aesthetics, they need to be safe and functional. Here is how to choose the right commercial roof for your business budget.


If your company thrives on an eco-friendly foundation, your roof should also be safe for the environment. A good choice is SPF or Spray Polyurethane Foam. It goes on as a liquid so it can easily mold around a variety of shapes and crannies. From there, it seals tightly, locking out moisture and providing a good insulator as well. SPF roofs are built to last, and there is only minimal routine maintenance required. 

Economical Roof Choices

When it comes to commercial roofing services, one thing to consider is what is the most economical choice. If the roof has to cover several thousand square feet, choose something that will last but not break the bank. An asphalt shingle roof is a good economical choice, but may not withstand the test of time. They cost on average between $2.50 and $5.00 a square foot. Most are only backed by a 15 or 30-year warranty. They are cost-effective compared to a metal roof system, which is a little more (between $5.00 and $10.00 a square foot) but has a longer lifespan. 

Safer Options 

Do you have concerns about the safety of your building when it comes to fire protection? Having a roof that is weather-resistant is a top priority, but a roof that is fire resistant can help protect materials during the manufacturing process should an accident occur. Talk to your commercial roofing contractor about the best option for your building. Single-Ply Membrane Roofs provide flame protection and a solid reflective barrier that can help with fluctuating temperatures. It's a good option for flat roofs or roofs that have low-lying or sloping areas on the roof. It's durable and can be used in conjunction with other roofing systems to give you the most options for a safe and effective commercial roof. 

Commercial roofing systems don't have to be intimidating. Roofers and contractors that specialize in commercial roofing units are able to go over everything with you from installation to the final cost. The good news is that there is a variety of materials and options that will work with your commercial business needs and budget. 

For more information, contact a commercial roofing company in your area, such as Roof Revolution.