Types of Commercial Roofing

Most businesses, either small or large often seek a roofing company that can provide commercial roofing that won’t hinder their business. Some roofing company specializes only in commercial properties. They ensure to make your business operates smoothly by keeping your parking lots free of debris

There are varieties of options to choose from for your commercial building. And your decision can be influenced by the weather conditions in your area, roof slope, and cost

Metal Roofing

Some of the metal roofing material used by commercial buildings includes Steel, Aluminum, Standing Seam, Metal Tie, and Copper. They could be last between 30 to 50 years if they are correctly installed. Metal roofing is not as expensive as slate or tile roofing. Over the years, metal roofing manufacturers have found the solution to colored aluminum roofing problem which includes fading, oxidizing and peeling. This roofing type can withstand the most extreme weather condition but dents due to the impact of hail. However, a new granulated coating is used to prevent this outcome.

Wood Shakes

Wood shakes are mostly made of treated spruce, cedar, and pine. Most wood shakes are usually cut using a machine. It gives the roofing material a smooth finish making it immensely easier to install. They could be last up to 30 years if they are installed properly. Also, they appear in a brown or red color which fades off into soft gray as time goes.


Slates are heavy roofing materials with a complicated installation process. However, this material is easily breakable, but it can make any home beautiful. This roof can last for over 40 years with some people claiming that it can last for more than 100 decades when installed correctly. This vibrant and colorful roof material will make your home more valuable.

Tile Roofing

Tile roofing is usually made of clay and can also be manufactured with rubber and concrete. Tile roofing materials are available in various styles and colors. Although the performance, robustness, and look of concrete and clay tiles are the same, clay is more expensive. They can last for over 50 years, but they are often very heavy than other roofing materials, and your roof would surely need extra support.

Whether you want to roof or re-roof your commercial structure, ensure that you hire the right commercial roofing company to do the best job for you. Hire the company with the right experience and ask if you can view a previously completed job. You can also outline your specific requirement and see their roof installation license.

For more information about your commercial roofing requirements please contact us on (210)685–0409 or visit us at Independence Roofing your first choice in San Antonio Texas.