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Commercial Roofing in Houston, TX – Types of Roofs

Matt Parker - Friday, December 15, 2017

Commercial Roofing in Houston, TX – If you are about to undertake a new commercial build or are planning on replacing an old and outdated roof for an existing commercial building then there are four main types of commercial roofing systems that you may wish to consider:

Commercial Roofing in Houston, TX – Types of Roofs

Thermoplastic Roofing

One of the most popular choices is thermoplastic roofing. It is one of the single most growing types of commercial roofing in Houston, TX and across the nation. This type of roofing system is made of highly durable material with a high threshold tolerance to both extremely high and low temperatures. They are also highly resistant to ultraviolet, ozone, chemical exposure, fires, punctures, chemicals and high gale force winds.

EPDM Roofing

With impeccable durability and versatility, EPDM roofing is one of the longest lasting types of commercial roofing in Houston, TX and the across the nation. With this type of roofing system it is usually an easier process when it comes to installation, maintenance and repairs than with other types of commercial roofing solutions.

Photovoltaic Solar Panels

With the continual rise of energy costs and the continual depletion of the globes energy sources, photovoltaic solar panels are sustainable and renewable solution for an ever growing concern. Many commercial building owners are turning towards solar energy roofing systems. Photovoltaic solar panels can be installed over the existing commercial roofing in Houston, TX or used in conjunction with glass, membrane and roof-mounted tiles. These solar panels will absorb sunlight and then convert the light into energy that can be used throughout the building to power appliances, electronics, machinery, lights, air conditioning and more.  Solar panels are a great investment for commercial building owners as they have quick returns, great warranties and most of all can either drastically cut back on the buildings dependence to electricity or gain energy independence all together.

Green Roofs

Perhaps of all the other types of commercial roofing in Houston, TX available, green roofs are one of the most overlooked systems that has been recently catching the attention of commercial building owners across the country. Sedum green roofs are usually flat roofing systems that are partially or entirely covered with soil and flora that is planted over a waterproofing membrane. Green roofing systems help reduce the urban heat island effect by absorbing excessive heat and can also help increase a roof’s insulation values. Green roofing systems also lengthen the life cycle of a commercial roof by as much as two to three times longer and can heavily cut back on conditioning the buildings indoor air.

Modified Bitumen Roofing

Modified bitumen roofing is considered one of the most popular choices for commercial roofing across the nation. It is an asphalt-based design for low slope or flat roof structures. It is installed by heat-welding, hot-asphalt, and cold-process adhesives. It is highly waterproof and great for fluctuating climates and temperatures and offers high tensile strength for high traffic roofing systems.

Built Up Roofing

Another highly popular choice for commercial roofing in Houston, TX and across the United States is built up roofing.  This type of commercial roofing system is composed of multiple layers of bitumen that is finished with an aggregate layer or coating. There are multiple alternatives one can choose with built up roofing. Built up roofing offers excellent waterproofing protection, ultra-violet protection, low maintenance but on the downside it is highly susceptible to wind and water damage.

Other Types of Roofing

There are many more different types of commercial roofing options that are available such as asphalt shingles, single ply roofing, standing seam roofing, clay roof tiles and more. If you are looking to have your commercial building’s roof replaced or if you are in the process of having a new commercial building built then consider getting in touch with Longhorn Commercial Roofing and scheduling an appointment with our team to see how we can help provide you with a professional and superior quality roofing system for your facility.

About Longhorn Commercial Roofing

For many years Longhorn Commercial Roofing has been leading the pack as a top commercial roofing and general commercial contractor company. With impeccable customer service, competitive pricing, superior results and professionalism that is hard pressed to beat, Longhorn Commercial Roofing has been assisting clients across the nation with their construction needs. If you are looking for commercial roofing in Houston, TX then do not hesitate to give us a call.

From the very first day of our inception, we made a rock solid commitment to focus on three primary objectives; superior customer service, competitive pricing and an ethical approach to business practices. With decades of experience under our belt, and projects that span more than 2.7 billion square feet of roofing, your satisfaction is guaranteed. Longhorn Commercial Roofing also offers one of the best warranties in the industry; 20 year renewable warranties for roofs that we install. You can rest assured knowing that when you choose Longhorn Commercial Roofing for commercial roofing in Houston, TX that you are in very capable and professional hands.

Longhorn Commercial Roofing looks forward to serving our clients with impeccable customer service while being able to promote an ECO-friendly, long lasting, energy efficient construction solution for your needs with commercial roofing in Houston, TX and other general commercial contractual needs. At Longhorn Commercial Roofing our goal at building a better world for not only our clients and their customers but for future generations to come through foresight, innovation and most of all uncompromised integrity is but just a call away.  If you are looking for commercial roofing in San Antonio, TX or any other related needs then do not hesitate to give us a call today to speak with one of our professional representatives who will answer your questions. 



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