Your roof can be the number one asset to your business. When a problem arises with your roof, it might be beneficial to take into account what materials were used in the build and if you want to change to another roof type. But choosing the right type of roofing materials for your business can be a complicated process. Understanding each type of material available can aid you in the decision-making process. Determining what factors are at play with your roof will help you prepare your budget when looking for a roof replacement for your business.
What Kind Of Roofing Do You Have?
It might not be as obvious, but the size and type of roof you have can greatly affect the cost of roof repair or replacement for your business. There are several types of roofing styles and different roofing materials and each type of roofing can affect business in a number of ways. Let’s dive into the types of roofs and why the benefits associated with each might just be what you need.
Flat Roofs have been around for thousands of years and are the most common roofs on commercial businesses. The flat style of roofing has been proven to have incredible resilience to the elements and outside forces. This is a classic style of roofing and can last up to 30 years, so you don’t need to think about replacements again for decades.
Maybe you don’t spend a lot of time on the roof of your business. But, if you noticed gravel on top of your roof—this wasn’t a random happenstance. Aggregate roofs are in high demand, especially in the southern states. Why? These roofs are essentially multi-layer flat roofs with a top layer of gravel. Applying aggregate roofing protects the roof from ultraviolet radiation and provides extra insulation to keep the building cool in the summer and warm in the winter. This roof lasts anywhere from 30-40 years.
Single Ply Roofing (Roof Shingle)
For residential roof repairs and replacements, this is generally going to be the go-to method. Single-ply roofing uses single-ply “shingles” to create a water-tight seal for your roof. These shingles can be made from a variety of materials but generally are made out of PVC, Thermoplastic, or EPDM (a type of rubber). Single ply roofs can last up to 30 years and are generally easier to put up than other methods of roofing. The use of single-ply shingles also makes it easier for repairs.
Metal roofs are very durable. These roofs are excellent choices for both residential and commercial buildings that are looking for something durable. There are a variety of gauges, types of panels, and colors offered. Roofs made out of metal typically have the greatest resistance to weather events, so they’re a great choice to manage the Louisiana weather. This roofing style can last up to 50 years or longer—WOW!
Trust The Experts At Livingston Roofing
Our team at Livingston Roofing has been servicing the Baton Rouge / Prairieville / Ascension and Livingston areas since 1957. If you think you’re in need of a roof replacement for your business, feel free to give us a call at 225-644-5718. We will send our certified experts to thoroughly evaluate your business’s roof and get you a fast and fair quote. If you have any questions or concerns do not hesitate to contact us today!