While most commercial structures today have a roof, the methods involved with commercial roofing have changed dramatically. The use of the low slope roof has experienced the most rapid change to meet consumer demands. Today, roofs need to be resistant to storms, play a part in lowering energy costs and minimize their environmental impact and liabilities. Forward-thinking companies with the right tools can provide building owners with a variety of options to meet these needs.

Significant Changes

The traditional tar and gravel roof are known for their durability. However, you do not have to sacrifice the durability of your roof in order to make it more energy efficient, or vice versa. Commercial companies have the ability to offer building owners a variety of options that will provide the best value for their roof.

Your roof is the primary line of defense for a building. A roof must have the capability of standing up to harsh weather conditions on a regular basis. That is why this area is changing rapidly. Even asphalt / modified bitumen roofs are now available with options to minimize liability during installation and maximize energy savings. New testing has also shown how to best design and install a roof to withstand harsh weather.

These changes – along with many others – have allowed commercial roofing to meet the demands of the modern commercial building owner. New and developing technologies have pushed the roofing industry to meet these demands. Commercial roofing certainly has come a long way since the time of using buckets of tar. Roofs are now more efficient than ever. Pressures from multiple industries have encouraged the roofing industry to stay on their game and will continue to do so in the future.


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