Choosing the Right Materials for a Commercial Roof
Choosing the right material for your roof is a critical decision. As a matter of fact, it's a decision that can have a dramatic impact into the longevity of your roofing system. With so many different roofing materials from which to choose, it can be an overwhelming decision to make, especially if you don’t know what to look for. Below are a number of different commercial roofing options.
More and more building owners and facility managers are turning to single-ply roofing solutions because of the easy installation, pricing, and flexibility. Single-ply roofing was introduced nearly 30 years ago and since then, it has been transformed to fit many needs. This particular material is highly reflective, is highly resistant to tears and harsh weather and is easy to maintain.
A modified bitumen (MB) roofing system is a low-slope roofing system. It is a very reliable roofing system when correctly installed. An MB membrane is reinforced with polyester, fiberglass or a combination of the two. This makeup gives it strength and provides an effective roofing system that is very puncture resistance.
Beyond protection from the environment, metal roofs are fire-resistant and are eye-appealing. They are also made primarily from aluminum and steel, but copper and alloys are sometimes used. Some sheet-style materials most often called "standing-seam roofing" is used due to the clean, contemporary appearance.
Built-Up Roof (BUR)
A built-up roof (BUR) consists of multiple plies of roof felts laminated together with bitumen. A surfacing material is typically applied which generally consists of gravel or asphalt. Built-up roofing is one of the oldest and most reliable ways of installing a new roof. It dates back to the mid 1840's as a means to provide a roofing solution.
The materials listed above are only a sample of the type of materials we work with. For more information on the various roofing materials available from B&L, contact us today. If you would like to learn more about the history of B&L as an Atlanta commercial roofing company, call us today at 770.978.4933. We look forward to hearing from you soon.