As the cost of construction materials continues to rise, more construction projects are opting for complete building constructions instead of modular or prefabricated parts. This trend has caused an increase in the number of roofer specialists nationwide. As one might expect, roofing companies have taken notice of the growing demand and expanded their business offerings. Many commercial roofing firms are now equipped with the skills and resources to seamlessly construct commercial buildings from the ground up using pre-manufactured or pre-cut premium products.
Full-service commercial roof construction types often include pre-manufactured building components, which are commonly sold as single-use or multiple-use products. Some of the most popular commercial roofing types include asphalt shingles, metal roofing systems, metal gables and metal roofs, which come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors. Most such building products are produced on an assembly-line basis.
The most popular metal roofing material preferred by commercial roof construction types is aluminum roofing. This is because aluminum is strong, lightweight and durable, making it one of the most desirable building materials. Other common metal roofing components include copper, steel, asphalt and tin roofing systems.
Another option often available to commercial roofing system clients is a green roof. Green roofs are an innovative solution to the growing concern about the environment and how construction activities are affecting it. A green roof focuses on energy efficiency, saving money in the long run while reducing negative externalities to the environment. Some of the main components of a green roof include recycled materials, skylights and windows, and insulation. The installation process also incorporates renewable energy sources.
Another roofing alternative that is becoming increasingly popular is the ‘green’ tile. A ‘green’ tile is constructed from recycled or reclaimed materials and may include recycled glass, tile clay, fiberglass, corrugated cardboard and linoleum, among others. However, it has a downside as well. Each time a new ‘green’ tile is installed, up to half of the roof’s lifetime roof life is compromised.
Another way to get around the issue of having to replace a roof after 20 years is to install a synthetic membrane over the top of the old roofing. Synthetic roofing membranes have a long lifespan and are therefore not at risk of being installed incorrectly. However, some of them contain lead, which can have adverse effects on human health. In addition to the short lifespan of the roofing system, the downside of installing a synthetic roof is that the roof will deteriorate at an alarming rate due to the harsh chemicals contained in the chemical composition of the roofing membrane.
Solar roofing is yet another option available for construction purposes. Solar panels are placed atop the roofs to collect solar energy and convert it into electricity or gas. The downside of this method is that it is expensive and if properly installed could affect the lifespan of the roof. Some people are concerned that using solar panels for power generation could negatively impact the environment.
One of the best ways to get a good deal on commercial roof construction is to enlist the services of a full-service commercial roofer. Full-service commercial roofers will do the entire roof construction job from start to finish, including the installation of all required materials, the cleaning and removal of debris, and any other preparatory jobs such as placing pipes, vents, skylights, ventilation, insulation and so on. When hiring a full-service provider, you have the benefit of working with a skilled and experienced team of contractors who have years of experience in doing various types of roofing projects. They will know exactly how to tackle each section of the project, including ventilation and roofing repairs. The team will also have the necessary skills and equipment needed to tackle any unforeseen problems that may occur during the course of the work.