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Choosing the Right Roofing Material

No matter what building you own, ensuring your roofing system is built to withstand harsh conditions and various elements is paramount. Experts suggest that people should be mindful of the different roofing materials to determine which best suits their needs. One of the most trusted local roofing companies will share an overview of some of these in this post. 

  • Asphalt-Based Roofing. An asphalt-based roofing system can last for at least 50 years when installed correctly and maintained properly. This kind of system is made of layers of modified or fiberglass rolls. Installers set and cover them in hot or cold asphalt and cap them with gravel or an added asphalt-based granulated cap sheet. It should be noted that these systems are ideal for most manufacturing facilities and educational institutions. 

  • Metal Roofing.  This material is popular for its long lifespan, ease of maintenance, durability, and fire and heat resistance. Roof replacement experts say that modern commercial roofing systems are usually formed from corrugated galvanized steel, which is a sheet of metal coated with copper and zinc. You may also find metal roofing in stainless steel, tin, copper, and aluminum.

  • Single-Ply Roofing. This is the most preferred commercial new roof construction option today. It should be noted that these are cost-effective, durable, and usually come with comprehensive warranties. Some of the most popular types of single-ply systems include PVC, TPO and EPDM. They do not involve a messy installation like asphalt-based systems. Moreover, single-ply systems are ideal for structures like offices and warehouses.

Upgrading to steel roofs? We look forward to working with you on your home improvement project! Our roofing contractors have decades of experience in the industry and work one-on-one with each client to ensure overall satisfaction with each task at hand. To schedule an appointment or to receive a free in-home estimate, call (320) 233-2648 or submit our online form. We serve homeowners in and around St. Cloud, Waite Park, Sauk Rapids, St. Joseph, Sartell, and St. Augusta, Roseville & the entire North Metro area of MN.