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Commercial Renovations: Four Reasons To Consider Rubber Roofing

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As a business owner, making decisions about the roofing investments for your building can sometimes be challenging. After all, you're an expert in your business, not in roofing. However, if you have a commercial building with a flat roof, one of the roofing types you should consider for your renovation is rubber roofing. Here are some of the many reasons why your commercial building needs a rubber roof.


Rubber roofing is an affordable option for most any business. If you're looking to get the most from your investment without exceeding your capital budget for repairs, this may be a viable option. Rubber roofing is easy to apply, which means that it can be put on quickly. This saves you significantly in manpower and time. It's also adhesive-applied, not treated with a heat product for bonding. This saves you from combating any heat transfer or facing costly repairs for heat damage to the insulation.


Rubber roofing is designed to hold up to most anything, lasting for years without need for repairs. Rubber roofing is applied in a single sheet whenever possible, which reduces the presence of any seams for water to seep under. In addition, it's not as vulnerable to ultraviolet rays, hail or other severe weather hazards as other roofing. That means investing in rubber roofing can save you over many years in repairs and replacement costs. Many business owners are also often surprised to learn that it's fire resistant. This can potentially save you money on your commercial property insurance.


Rubber roofing is a low-maintenance investment. You can rinse it down periodically to remove any dirt buildup and then potentially have it painted periodically. Other than that, it doesn't need much attention. It's also easy to care for in the event that you do find any damage. Rubber roofing can be sealed with a liquid rubber product that's affordable and easy to apply. Your roofer can even use a special rubber roofing patch tape for quick and easy fixes.


Rubber roofing is available in many different thickness ratings. The thickness of the rubber is a significant consideration. In areas with harsher climates or more weather hazards, you'll want to invest in thicker roofing sheets. If you live in an area with minimal threats to the roof and your building, you might be able to choose a thinner product. Your roofing contractor can help you evaluate all of the factors to find the right one for your building.

With so many benefits to rubber roofing, it's no surprise when a business owner decides to make the switch. Talk with your rubber roofing contractor today to see if this might be a worthwhile investment for your building.