When it comes to selecting a new roof for your commercial business, there are several factors to consider to make sure the roof you choose serves your needs. The largest of these factors is the angle, or slope, or the roof. More often than not, when talking about commercial roofing, you’re talking about covering a lot of square footage with little to no slope at all. Whether it be a showroom, warehouse, or any other facility that has a flat or slightly sloped roof, there are a few popular Baton Rouge Commercial roofing options available.
Modified Bitumen Roofing
If you have a flat roof, drainage may be a problem. Therefore, making sure your roof is waterproof becomes the number one priority. A modified roof system is basically broken down into three parts. There is a base layer, a modified membrane, then a granular cap sheet. These parts work in tandem to make sure the roof is waterproof. So, if you experience any puddling, it won’t lead to seepage or damage in the roof.
Single Ply Roofing
Single ply roof systems are made of a single layer of roofing membrane made of compounded synthetic materials. At Cribbs, we use either a rubber based membrane or heat welded PVC based membrane. They provide many benefits in that they are flexible, heat resistant, and waterproof. Single ply roof systems are recommended for either flat roofs or a roof with a very low slope.
The main benefits of a metal roof are that they are lightweight, visually appealing, and very durable. Metal roofs also offer the versatility of being available in multiple colors. If you opt for a metal roof, you have the choice of either an architectural of structural system. The difference between these two is largely based on the level of protection from moisture, as well a solid decking under the metal itself.
All three of these roofing types are easy to install, easy to maintain, and can last for a long time. Of course, if your building has a much higher slope, like a residential building, you may consider other options. But, if you want what works best for a flat or low sloped roof, these three are the most popular Baton Rouge commercial roofing options out there. If you would like to learn more about any of them, please call our team at Cribbs Incorporated.