Choosing the right commercial roof
When in need of a commercial roof in Houston a lot of factors should be taken into consideration. What type of roof is currently on? Can you upgrade to a more efficient roof, can you afford to upgrade? Can the existing deck be covered; is there a roofing system that will extend the life of the existing roof? How will the new roof affect the aesthetics of the building, what type of deck do we have? All of these questions should be answered before making the decision to move forward and hire a roofing contractor.
The very first thing you should factor in is the budget for a commercial roof. The question of how much can you invest in a new commercial roof should be addressed.
There are many types of commercial roofing systems ranging from all levels in price from affordable to ultra-expensive. Keep in mind that the most expensive commercial roof may not always be the best option for your building. One should always do research before making a huge decision. One way to begin is to first find out about the existing roof, what type of roofing system and how long was the life of the existing roof. You may be able to find this out by having your roof inspected by a professional roofer or engineer. Have the roofer write a detailed roof report with plenty of pictures showing any deficiencies and failures, and ask him for a written estimate that will include the total cost of the work, life expectancy, and warranty.
Slope decks have many options available shingle, tile, and metal.
Shingle roofs are made with organic material and have a life expectancy of 25 to 50 years depending on the grade. This option will provide the easiest, fastest, and least costly option for the building owner and may be installed over an existing deck if possible. Shingles come in many styles, colors, and designs. The type of the shingle could be determined by the pitch of the deck, consult with your roofer on what type is best for you. Keep in mind the shingles are more susceptible to weather conditions and could be damaged by high winds, hail, and flying debris depending on what region you live in. Shingle roof repairs are fairly easy.
Commercial roof repairs
Tile roofs: These are a bit pricier but provide a longer life span and are more durable to the weather condition because of their make, tile can be made of concrete cement, clay or slate. Tile roofs should last a minimum of 50 years or longer. Tiles are very heavy per square foot, so the existing state of the structure should be taken into consideration and inspected before considering this option if the roof currently has a lighter roofing system at the moment. Just like shingles tile roof comes in many colors, and styles which mean plenty of choices. The right tile roof could add years of good protection and give your place of business a superior look if your will to pay the extra cost.
Metal roofs: This type of roof will be the priciest but it will be worth it. Metal roofs are sheets of formed steel that can be made of copper, aluminum, or galvanized steel, and may be place over an existing shingle roof if possible.
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