Flat Commercial Roofs: Comparing Three Common Roofing Materials

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If you are in the market for a flat commercial roof, you probably have many questions. Flat commercial roofs require very different materials than a pitched roof. There are three types of materials we would recommend for flat commercial roofs:

  • White Reflective TPO Roofs. These roofs are a great option if you are looking for a long-lasting and cost effective choice. The material used is thermoplastic polyolefin, a strong, puncture resistant membrane that reflects solar energy instead of absorbing it. TPO will keep your building cooler and save you money on energy costs. It also comes in varying thicknesses to accommodate for differences in location, weather, and energy reflection preferences. These roofs are a great option for either new roofs or a re-roofing project.

Flat Commercial Roofs: Comparing Three Common Roofing Materials

  • PVC Flat Roofs. PVC (or Poly Vinyl Chloride) is also a great UV reflective option. It will save you money on your energy bill and it will protect your building with its built-in fire retardant. It is recyclable and environmentally friendly. PVC has been commonly used for over 30 years and it is known to be very durable and long lasting. It may have a higher upfront cost, but many owners find that its energy efficiency, fire resistance, and durability offset that cost.
  • Asphalt Roofing. This flat commercial roof option is the most cost friendly. Asphalt will give your roof color, making it a more attractive option. Asphalt is also quieter — it can easily deaden the noise of falling rain. It is not as durable or long lasting as the other two options but the smaller price tag can make asphalt a great choice.

Your roof is key to protecting your building and business. If you need a new flat commercial roof, we can help. We have the experience to address and meet your unique needs. Give us a call at Freedom Roofing, Windows and Siding LLC and we can help you determine the best option for your flat commercial roof.