If you are in the process of constructing a building for commercial use and you are uncertain about what the best commercial roofing in Surrey option is, you are not alone. Contractors can recommend various different commercial roofing options, but unfortunately they will often only recommend the options that they can provide so that they can offer you that service at their own profit. In this article I hope to provide you with all of the options and you can then make a decision based on the needs of your own commercial building.
Thermoplastic Roofing (TPO & PVC) Thermoplastic roofing is a system that has been available to consumers for the past 15-20 years, but seems to now have proven itself as it is fast becoming the most popular answer for commercial roofing. It is easier to install and has a proven success track record in all climates. It is resistant to bacteria and also dirt build-up.
EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer (M-class) rubber) Roofing This roofing system is extremely durable and somewhat flexible. Made from a synthetic rubber, it is mostly known for its long life. Most contractors like to install this type of roof because they are fairly easy to clean and perform maintenance on. This type of roofing is also easier to install than many of its competitors.
Green Roofing Progressive companies have adopted a greener approach to roofing, quite literally. Green roofing consists of a flat roof with green vegetation occupying the surface. In some cases this can be grass, and in some cases edible plants or fruit bearing plants are used to cover the roof. Care must be taken to select a contractor who will understand the weight limitations your building may have to ensure that the added weight of the soil and vegetation does not pose a threat to the structure of the roof.
A green roofing system can greatly improve insulation on the roof, as well showing other benefits within the built up environment: the greenery and vegetation absorbs a lot of heat, helping to reduce the urban heat island.
Photovoltaic Solar Panels Another green option that a lot of commercial buildings are turning to for a roofing solution. Installing solar panels onto the roof of a building allows the sunlight that shines on the building to be captured, turned into energy, stored and reused at a later time. For a business with high utility costs, especially electricity, this modern design will eventually pay for itself, despite the initial installation being rather expensive.
These are the most common and popular roofing options available in the commercial sector. There are of course variants and other ideas, but to find out what the best solution is for your business, building type, or industry, check with a qualified contractor for more information. Please see Part 2 of commercial roofing in Surrey, for more great ideas for your commercial roofing in Surrey!