What Makes a Commercial Roof Durable?

Tulsa is no stranger to extremely harsh weather, including blistering summers, cold winters, rain, large hail, and many more. However, as a business owner, you don’t have to deal with the weather when it comes to running your business, and you rely on the roof over your head to protect you from these elements. This means your roof must be able to withstand the high winds, hours of sunlight, and pelting from rain and ice that it can receive every year, and do so without sustaining major damage so you can keep your doors open and revenue rolling in.

As a business owner, you likely don’t want to have to think about your roof periodically, so when replacing it, you’ll want to choose durable, high-quality materials that are low on maintenance and high on reliability. Here are a few ways you can keep your roof durable.

Choosing the Right Materials

The materials you choose for your roof will have the largest influence over its lifespan. When replacing the roof over your business, it’s important to take a number of factors into consideration. What is your budget? Does your roof ever see foot traffic (such as from maintenance crews or advertising displays)? Is your roof sloped? Do you plan on adding any rooftop features in the future, such as solar panels?

It’s a good idea to discuss your roofing options with a Tulsa commercial roofer and consider the pros and cons of the different materials available to you.

  • A modified bitumen roof is fairly popular for businesses because they are highly water-resistant, and with proper maintenance can last well over 70 years.
  • Built-up roof systems use multiple layers adhered with tar or another sealing material. These form a tight seal that’s also highly-resistant to impact from foot traffic or even hail.
  • Asphalt shingles are typically thought of more as a residential roofing material, but many people are surprised to learn just how much they can do for your business as well if you have a steep-sloped roof instead of a flat roof. They’re inexpensive, easy to maintain, and come in a wide variety of colors and styles to match the look you want.
  • Metal roofing is an extremely popular choice due to its low-maintenance requirement, exceptional durability, ability to withstand high impacts from snow and hail, and more.

Maintaining Your Roof

Roof inspections and maintenance services are an important part of extending its lifespan. Over time, even the most durable materials can break down and develop weaknesses when exposed to the elements, so it’s important to have your roof inspected and repaired regularly. Having a professional from T-Town Roofers inspect your roof at least once a year can keep your roof in peak working condition, meaning you can keep the doors to your business open without having to worry or think about your roof all year round. The costs of an inspection and maintenance service can dramatically outweigh that of a major repair or replacement, as well as extend the life of your roof for additional years or even decades.

Is your commercial roof showing signs of wear and tear? T-Town Roofing can provide you with more than 30 years and thousands of jobs of experience. Your full and complete satisfaction is our highest priority, and we provide high-quality materials, exceptional workmanship, and excellent prices in order to reach this goal. No matter how large or small your roof, nor what condition it’s in, our team can help you restore its functionality or replace it with a new, high-quality roof that will last for decades to come.

Is your business’s roof giving you trouble? Call T-Town Roofers today at 912-212-8184 to request a free estimate or schedule a maintenance and inspection service!
Categories: Commercial Roofing