The roof of a commercial building is often one of the most expensive elements, which is why when shopping, you have to consider the usual weather, the environment, the specific use of the building, the budget, and the energy efficiency.
A hot climate, like in Southern California, requires a roof capable of holding up against the heat and humidity. It should also be able to handle rain and saltwater conditions. Many roofs are suited for these conditions, but there are specific types that perform better.
The Steel metal roof is the most popular roofing material installed on California commercial buildings, because of its lifespan ranging from 40 to 60 years. The diversity of materials and the looks they offer, their contribution to reduced building cooling costs, their sustainability approval due to their high recyclability and energy-efficient properties, their treatment with protective coatings to prevent metal corrosion, and their superior fire resistance rating are the reasons why this option is number one.
Another classic for commercial rooftops is the Flat roofs. Since the 1920s, they have symbolized the industrial and commercial evolution of urban landscapes. Their architectural simplicity and functionality make them an economically attractive option for business roofs.
Their advantage is their cost-efficiency as they require less material per square foot than other commercial roofs, and have an easy and fast installation process that translates into reduced labor costs and a shortened time frame for the project. If not placed by a skilled expert like us, they might cause water drainage and structural difficulties.