2 Kinds Of Commercial Roofing

27 August 2018
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Large buildings with a lot of roof space tend to have flat or low slope roofs. There are a lot of reasons for that, including the fact that putting a high peaked roof on something like a something like a large warehouse or factory can be very difficult and require a lot more inner structure and support than would be feasible. A peaked roof could also be weaker than a flat roof. So, a flat roof is really the most practical choice. There are different kinds of materials that could be used to create the flat roof. So, what are they?

1. Flat Felt Roofing

 Flat felt roofing is made up of several layers of material that each have been impregnated with hot asphalt. Each sheet is laid down and the spread flat on the roof. The bottom sheet will be stuck to the roof with either an adhesive or asphalt. Once the first layer has been laid down, the next sheet will go down, and either a glue or more asphalt will be applied to make sure that the next sheet down on the roof. That will go on for a few layers.

Each layer will have to be rolled down before the next one goes down because it's important to make sure that there are no wrinkles in it. If there are wrinkles, it can cause problems and allow damage to happen. These roofs are fairly light, and reasonably inexpensive, which can make it a good choice if you are on a tight budget. It's also relatively long-lived, but it can start to crack as it gets older. 

2. Metal Roofing

Metal roofing is another good choice. The roofer will take large metal sheets and place them on your roof. It will take many, many sheets of metal to cover your roof, depending on how large it is. The sheets are generally corrugated and are often put on so that the ends overlap. That will make it so that the seams are more protected. There will also be other sealants that can be put over the seams so that things like water can't get into them and cause problems with the material under the roofing material. 

If you are building a warehouse or another large building, you want to make sure that you have the right kind of roofing. Commercial roofing services can help you choose the right material for your roof.