How To Choose the Best Roofing Contractor

Flat roofs tend to be quite costly to install, but these roofs are still an excellent option for most businesses because they can last a long time with little maintenance. Additionally, for those business owners with a bit more money to spend on their roofs, using better roofing materials can make their roofs last even longer. It might even be possible to make up for some of the extra expense on installation since some contractors will charge a bit less to install a flat roof because of the ease of installation. There are many reasons flat roofs are so popular on commercial buildings, and we will discuss a few of these reasons in this article.

A Good Appearance

If you choose a synthetic roof, you will have a large selection of colors, so you’ll have a lot of choice in how your roof will look. Unfortunately, though, this material will not last as long as EPDM materials, and EPDM materials are not as attractive. However, in either case, flat roofing cannot be seen from the ground floor, so the important thing is that the roof appears to be in good condition when anyone checks it.

They Maximize Available Space

One of the most common reasons commercial buildings have flat roofs is the extra space they offer. Sloped roofs limit the available space on the top floor of a building and do not allow any storage space on the roof itself. But, a flat roof will not restrict the available space on the top floor of the building. It will also have storage space on the roof itself. Some flat roofs even allow for the installation of a pool or garden. Although, one of the more common uses for the roof in commercial buildings is to place the business’s HVAC system on it.

Excellent Drainage

With a traditional sloped roof, the angle of the roof directs rainwater into the gutters and then away from the building as part of a water management system. Whereas with the flat roofs that are commonly used on commercial buildings, a rainwater removal system is generally installed to remove rainwater, and these systems are usually very difficult to block. Also, in some systems, the water can be saved and used to water a rooftop garden.

Very Durable

Flat roofing should last your business a long time and at an affordable price. If you choose EPDM roofing, it can last for more than 30 years before needing to be replaced. In fact, flat roofing often provides a similar level of dependability and a comparable lifespan to asphalt roofing in actual use.

Final Thoughts

Flat roofs offer excellent durability at a good price, which makes them a good choice for many commercial buildings. They also tend to fit the aesthetic requirements of most commercial districts. There are also many different options for a business to choose from, which can allow a business to find a roof that suits their business at an affordable price.

Contact Us

If you need a new roof for your commercial building, contact North Shore Roofing. Our experienced team has more than 30 years of experience helping businesses with all of their roofing needs. Call us at (978) 977-3816 and connect with us on Facebook.