When you have a commercial roof installed, a project manager will have the entire roof installation process overseen from start to finish. They have experience with the design and installation of commercial roofs. They will know about the installation methods and materials that are the best for a commercial roof installation.

Discussing Concerns You Have

The commercial roof construction process begins with the commercial roof manager meeting with you to discuss the problems associated with the current roof so that the necessary changes can be made to the new roof. For example, your roof might have a problem with wind continually blowing debris onto your roof so that you might need a roof with an exceptional wind rating. You may want a roof that is able to have solar panels installed on it to allow you to save on energy costs.

Testing Your Current Roof

Your existing roof will be tested to determine any problems it may have before the new roof is constructed. After performing this analysis and knowing the problems you are facing, the commercial roof manager will propose a type of flat roof that would be better for your business.

Choosing the Right Type of Roof

There are many strategies that can be used to install a new commercial roof. You may want the durability of a metal roof and a roof that is more reflective. Metal roofs are installed in panels and are most often made using corrugated steel coated with zinc.

Another type of flat roofing system you might want to consider is a vegetative roofing system. With this type of roof, plants are installed as a part of tray systems. They can control stormwater. Before planting the vegetation, you will need to have a membrane installed that will ensure that your roof is sufficiently watertight.

There are several asphalt roofing systems that your roofing construction manager might recommend. A built-up roofing system consists of alternating layers of bitumen and roofing felts. These are either organic mats or glass-fiber mats. Another option is a modified bitumen system that uses rubber or plastic to increase the flexibility of the roofing system. The roof will also need a reinforcement such as a polyester mat or fiberglass.

Helping the Environment

You may want to install a reflective and eco-friendly roofing system. These are designed to protect against the damaging effects of ultraviolet radiation. They are great for the environment because they will improve your building's energy performance.

For more information, contact a company like Berwald Roofing Inc.

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