When you consider spending thousands on a new roof for your business, it not as simple as buying a pair of new shoes. There are many options for flat and low-inclined roofs. 

You will want to know which type of material to use for the longing lifespan, with minimum maintenance and the lowest bottom-line price for the type of roof you have.  

Fortunately, here at Northway Commercial, we’ve got the answers for you. In this article, we’ll break down the most suitable and cost-effective roofing material to replace your business’s roof. It will be worry-free within the manufacturer’s warranty.

Metal Roofing

Typically, with a low-sloping roof, a metal roof is the longest lasting with minimum maintenance. When your roof slopes 2 inches or more, you simply can’t beat metal. 

Although metal is the most expensive to install, it lasts for 20 or 30 years. That’s a long period of worry-free return on your investment. You typically won’t have to worry about leaks damaging inventory because although this material is not flawless, it is built to last.

PVC Roofing

PVC roofing is usually the go-to roofing material for most businesses with a flat roof. Though, that doesn’t necessarily make it the best choice. Many commercial roofing companies will present PVC as the best option because it’s the most expensive, and most business owners don’t know which material is best.

However, it does offer a wide range of benefits for the price. It is more resistant to damage such as blistering or cracking than other roofing materials because it’s white. That means it reflects the sun’s rays and lowers air conditioning costs. 

With the moderate climate in Minnesota, that is not a significant advantage. It is generally low maintenance, and if you like it, we can get you the best price possible, usually with a twenty-year warranty. 

Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO)

This single-ply roofing material is growing in popularity for commercial and business roofs due to its low cost and medium-range lifespan. TPO is one of the least expensive roofing materials considering its lifespan of ten to twenty years.

Modified Bitumen Roofing   

Comparatively, bitumen asphalt rolled roofing is one of the most budget-friendly roofing materials. Although the material is subject to blistering and cracking in higher temperature states, in Minnesota and other northern states, it typically lasts longer with fewer problems than in more southern states. However, it doesn’t last as long as other leading roof material.

But this roofing material’s price makes it an attractive option even though it needs to be replaced sooner than its higher-priced competitor. It could very well be the best option for the replacement of your business’s flat roof. 

Get a Quote for Your Businesses New Roof from Northway Commercial 

Use the convenient contact form on our website, or call (612) 499-1714 today. Our technicians will provide you with a free estimate. 

Email: info@northwaycommercial.com.