Commercial roofs can be built from a wide of materials, the choice depending on many factors, such as the climate-related challenges that the roof must face, the budget allocated and the requirements related to durability and maintenance. According to some of the most practiced commercial roofers Fort Worth has, here are some of the most common solutions:
- Built-up roofs – these membranes consist of alternated layers of tar and gravel. They work great in any climate and they are appreciated for their durability and low maintenance needs;
- Metal roofs – metal roofing options are very wide, with panels made from galvanized steel, stainless steel, copper, aluminum, tin lead, stainless steel and from other alloys. They are the preferred choice for many commercial applications for their affordability, their durability and to their resistance to the elements;
- EPDM – also known as thermoset membrane, EPDM is a synthetic membrane that stands out with its superior resistance to UV radiation, with easy installation and low maintenance;
- Green roofs – many commercial buildings today use green roofs. These structures are somewhat more difficult to install than other types – the roof needs a special drainage and irrigation system, the layer of soil needs to be moved up to the rooftop and the plants used also need some time to get used to their environment –, but when the process is complete, the green roof will provide durable protection for the building, it will reduce the temperature in summer and it will also improve the quality of the air inside and around the building.