At Action 1 Roofing, commercial roofing is one of our specialties. We understand the complexities that these roofs can present, which is why we work with the best roofers in the area. They have vast experience and training so they can help you with repairs or installations on any size of building. Whether you have a large commercial building or one that’s smaller in size, call us for help with your roofing needs. We’ll make sure you get the help you need quickly and for an affordable price.
Spray foam is an attractive choice for commercial buildings because it has many advantages, including being affordable. When installed, it’s sprayed on as a liquid by an experienced roofer. As the liquid begins to expand, it turns into a foam that creates a tight seal on top of the roof. After being given time to set, the foam will turn hard to create a strong surface that lasts for many years to come. The average price for installation on a large commercial building is around $4-$7 per square foot.
- Easy to maintain
- Easy to have installed by a roofer, even on large commercial spaces
- Creates a watertight and airtight seal
- Repairs are easy to have done
- Must be installed during good weather; bad weather can ruin the foam setting
Many commercial buildings are equipped with metal roofs because they come in so many different styles and are relatively durable in all climates. This is made with metal panels that overlap to create a solid surface that protects the structure below. It can be installed on pitched and flat commercial roofs as long as the roofer is knowledgeable in the installation process. The average price of a metal roof on a commercial space can range from $7 to $12 per square foot.
- Wide variety of metals and colors available to choose from
- Can last for decades when installed and maintained properly
- Resists damage from rain, wind, hail, and snow
- Can be recycled when being replaced
- Loud during rain or hailstorms
- Can fade over time
Commercial building owners can rely on rubber roofing as a strong and supportive material for their roof. It is available in a range of different thicknesses to match the needs of the building, which makes it ideal for commercial structures. Rubber roofing can be installed by a professional with a special adhesive to create a strong hold. The average price for commercial rubber roofing can range from $4 to $7.50 per square foot.
- Remains flexible even in cold temperatures
- High resistant to hail, rain, and snow
- Ideal for flat or low sloped roofs on commercial structures
- If rubber is too thin it can be easily punctured
- Must be installed by an experienced roofer
Built-up roofing is commonly used for commercial buildings that have low slopes. It’s made with several alternating layers of asphalt and reinforcing fabric that are bonded to the roof. The final top layer will either be made of gravel or stone, depending on the preferences of the owner and the type of roof. The lifespan of this type of roof can be around 15-30 years, depending on the climate and weather conditions of where it’s located. The cost for a commercial built-up roof can range from $3 to $7 per square foot.
- Fares well in warm climates
- Protects from the rain and sun
- Low maintenance
- Difficult to install
- Can release hazardous fumes when being installed
Single-ply roofing is common on commercial roofs that have low slopes. There are several different types of single-ply roofing systems to choose from, including PVC, TPO, and EPDM. Each of these is made from large flexible sheets of material that are relatively simple to have installed. An average commercial roof with 20,000 square feet can cost anywhere from $4 to $14 per square foot depending on the material chosen.
- Performs well and is long-lasting
- Installation is easy
- Lightweight; won’t put stress on the structure
- Thin layers of material can be punctured easily
- There is no hard top layer, so the roof can be damaged
Types of Commercial Establishments
- Multifamily Homes
- Department Stores
- Grocery Stores
- Retail Shopping
- Industrial Building
From there, they will discuss your options and give you a chance to ask questions. This is an important part of the process because our roofing partners feel it’s important for you to be as informed as possible. Whether you need to have repairs or a full replacement is done, the inspection will be the first step in getting the problems resolved.
The time it takes for the work to be done will depend on the severity of the damage presented. In most cases, repairs can be done in one or two days on a commercial roof. However, a larger crew may be required for more complex work to be done in a timely manner. You can discuss details with your roofer as soon as possible so you know what to expect when it comes to budget and timeline.
Once the installation is complete, you’ll be able to see before and after photos the roofer took. These will give you a better idea of the work that was done in areas that you can’t easily see without getting on the roof yourself. While installation work is complex, you can have peace of mind knowing your contractor did a great job making your structure stronger and more secure.