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Which Type of Roofing is Right for Your Commercial Property?


Roofing in MiamiIf you’re in the process of constructing a new building, or if you need to have the roofing replaced at a commercial space you’re already occupying, it’s important that you choose the right type of roofing system for your property. At Affordable Contractors, Inc., our professional Miami roofers can help you choose the right roofing system for your commercial property, and we can provide excellent installations, repairs, and maintenance services.

Choosing the right roofing system for your commercial property is extremely important: your roof will need to be able to constantly protect your property from weather and the elements, and it has a huge effect on the energy efficiency of your property. We’ll work with you directly to choose the proper roofing for your property based on its architecture and your budget. There are three main types of commercial roofing that you’ll need to choose from:

Thermoplastic Roofing

Thermoplastic roofing systems are rapidly growing in popularity for commercial use. They’re made of a material that is exceptionally durable, they have a low-temperature flexibility and a high-temperature tolerance, and they’re resistant to ultraviolet and chemical exposure. They’re also resistant to fires, punctures, and high winds, and they can be expected to last for more than 20 years.

EPDM Roofing

Ethylene propylene diene monomer, or EPDM, is a durable rubber material that isn’t dissimilar to inner-tube material. It’s easy and inexpensive to install; it can be be mechanically anchored to your commercial property’s roof with fasteners, ballasted with stone, or glued on.

Also referred to as rubber membrane roofing, this material is very lightweight, but it’s also very resistant to damage. However, EPDM roofing is more vulnerable to punctures, and it can also be more expensive upfront than some other roofing materials.

Green Roofs

Green roofs—which are also often referred to as living roofs or planted roofs—are systems of living plants and vegetation installed on the roofs residential, commercial, or industrial buildings of any kind. While modern green roofs (which are made of a system of manufactured layers deliberately placed over roofs to encourage the growth of vegetation) are relatively new, they have been around across the world in different forms for centuries.

Green roofs help to:

  • absorb rainwater
  • provide better insulation
  • create wildlife habitats in urban areas
  • increase the aesthetic appeal of urban areas
  • and lower urban temperatures

If you’re looking for commercial roofing services in Miami, call Affordable Contractors, Inc. at 305-652-0300, or fill out our online request form.


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