The roof is the most important part of any structure, as it is designed to protect the rest of the structure from the elements. When a structure is not built with a roof to match its overall structural design, that building is at risk of being destroyed by the forces of nature. Commercial Roofing Materials are a type of building material, specifically used for protecting and sealing the top of a commercial structure. Compared to residential roofing which is steeply sloped, Commercial roofing often has a flat slope. Commercial roofing systems can be created through the use of different types of materials, and each of these materials has their own merits and demerits. Let’s check out some of them below; Commercial Roof Coatings A wide variety of Commercial Roof Coatings are available in today’s market, the most effective choice of material for your individual needs come down to a few different factors. One of the first factors Commercial Building Owners consider is price. Asphalt Emulsions are a very cost effective solution for a Commercial Roof Coating, however it is not always the most attractive material and can draw more heat to the Commercial Roof. Acrylic Roof Coatings on the other hand are a very durable material that is available in many different colors, most commonly white for its reflective quality. They are generally applied in two coats, and can applied with a sprayer or roller. The Acrylic Roof Coating has become very popular among Commercial Building Owners over the last few years. TPO Single Ply Commercial Roofing TPO or Thermoplastic Polyolefin, is a single-ply roofing membrane have become very popular among Commercial Roofing Companies in Dallas, TX for their many advantages in installation and performance. They are an excellent choice for heat reflection and energy savings, as they provide protection from ultraviolet light and chemical exposure. Metal Roofing Metal roofing is a favorite choice among roofing experts to use for commercial roofing projects due to its fire resistant and durable properties. It is also eco-friendly, and the cost of maintenance is low. However, the cost of installing metal roofing can be expensive, and it can be easily damaged by high wind. Furthermore, whenever it rains or hails, metal roofing can be quite noisy. In addition to all of these, a metal roof easily gets scratched or dented. Modified Bitumen Modified Bitumen roofing is asphalt based and quite similar to built-up roofing(BUR). It is best used on a flat roof or low slope structures. When used for commercial roofing projects, modified bitumen gives designers more options compared to BUR. Also, modified bitumen products pass through same fire and uplift resistance testing process which BUR goes through. However, one big disadvantage of modified bitumen roofing is that it is not very effective when used for flat roofs, because it only has one layer and when a heavy downpour occurs, the roof area becomes submerged with water, and water can easily find even the tiniest gap to escape from. If this happens, then the roof is bound to leak. There are lots of commercial roofing materials to choose from, and it is the job of a qualified commercial roofing replacement company to educate the building owner on the differences with suggestions to help him/her choose an appropriate one. LB Commercial Roofing is the number one roofing company in Dallas, Texas. For your roof inspection and flat roof replacement services, talk to us today, don’t delay.