Whether you’re starting to break ground on a new construction project or just want to renovate the exterior of your property, a multitude of roofing solutions can help bring out the best in your building.
Commercial roofing systems are built to last 20 to 30 years. Unfortunately, that’s hardly ever the case because, after a series of weather events and natural wear and tear, your roof’s surface can degrade, leaving you to shop around for a new roofing service. But before you enter into a service agreement with a roofing contractor, it’s important to weigh your options.
Good roofing work requires a lot more than just quality craftsmanship and speedy project deliveries. Safety, longevity, energy efficiency, and the overall aesthetics of the building are important to consider as well. You’ll be able to check every box by taking advantage of one of these comprehensive solutions:
Thermoplastic (TPO) Roofs
TPO roofing systems are some of the most common roofing solutions for commercial buildings. Made with multiple layers of durable ethylene-propylene rubber material, TPO roofs are built to withstand the effects of ultraviolet light, ozone, and other chemicals. These highly flexible solutions feature a strong resistance to fire, punctures, and heavy winds. You’ll find most flat roofs supported by TPO material.
Ethylene Propylene Diene Terpolymer (EPDM)
This one of the most versatile roofing structures available. This long-lasting option is simple for contractors to install because all your contractor needs to do is unroll the material on a flat surface and nail it into the building. The durable surface layer emulates a thick, rubbery texture. And since there are no ridges or gaps in the top layer, EPDM is easy to clean and maintain.
Photovoltaic (PV) Solar Panels
Unfortunately, most built-up roofing systems aren’t very energy efficient. That’s not the case for a PV solar panel roofing system. As solar energy becomes more prevalent in today’s society, more business owners are adopting PV systems for their roofs. These powerful systems are mounted on a thick layer of tile, which helps absorb sunlight and convert it into reusable energy. By adopting PV roofing support, you’re taking a proactive measure in conserving energy, while preventing utility costs from skyrocketing.
Over the past several years, green roofing systems have experienced the greatest wave of popularity in the commercial roofing industry. These flat roofing systems are typically coated with layers of vegetation and soil. Green roofing systems rest over a waterproof membrane, which is a drainage system that helps soak up urban heat. This helps strengthen the insulation of your building, thus helping to extend the lifespan of your roof. And with a green roofing system installed, you’ll be able to save tremendously on heating and cooling expenses.
Other Great Options
If any of these solutions don’t suit your needs, you can create a custom system exclusively tailored with everything you’re looking for. Built-up roofing structures are viable options, as they are coated with a durable, water-resistant surface. These sloped systems are easy to maintain and help collect and move water and contaminants in an easy-to-clean membrane channel.
Your One-Stop Shop for Commercial Roofing in Minnesota
At Rainville-Carlson, we are more than a typical roofing company. We’ve assembled a team of problem solvers who are ready to handle any issue related to your roof. Whether we’re tackling a roof repair or providing preventive maintenance, you can always expect quality work, exceptional cost savings, and more peace of mind.
Take advantage of any of our cost-effective solutions. Contact us today to start planning your next roofing project with Minnesota’s sharpest roofing professionals!