What Shingle Is Right For Your Building?

Commercial roofing installation is more than just a one-time service. It is a long-term investment in your property,and therefore must be carefully considered. In addition to choosing the right contractor, you need to choose the right roofing material for your facility needs. This decision will impact the longevity, maintenance costs, and aesthetic of your commercial facility. 

MaintenX offers a variety of roofing installation options, including waterproofing and different shingle types for different buildings. Below are some of the most common shingle and roofing materials that we recommend for commercial buildings: 

Fiberglass shingles 

Fiberglass shingles are the most durable of asphalt shingles. They are built from a fiberglass mesh and then layered with asphalt to provide additional support and protection from the elements. The asphalt also provides a variety of color options and can reflect sunlight to keep your building cool. Fiberglass shingles are a common roofing material for both residential and commercial roofing. It is the most affordable option, but can be damaged by excessive dry heat and moisture. 

Wood shingles 

Wood shingles can either be manufactured in a factory, or hand-cut from wood blocks, making them wood “shakes.” Wood roofing is more expensive than fiberglass shingle installation because of its aesthetic appeal and increased durability. However, that durability is only guaranteed if it is treated wood. Untreated shingles and shakes can be affected by moisture and wildfire. 

Metal roofing 

Metal roofing is common in commercial applications. It comes in a variety of colors, styles, and installation methods. Some facility owners do not like the look of traditional metal roofing; they can instead purchase metal roofing to look like shingles and shakes for a more rustic appeal. Metal roofing is the longest-lasting roofing material, with a lifespan of 50+ years. However, it is one of the most expensive options. 

You can also purchase clay, terracotta, or other types of tiles, but these are most common for small commercial and residential buildings. The type of roofing material best for your facility will greatly depend on its location, the building’s age, and your facility budget. 

To learn more about roofing options and installation services, contact your local MaintenX team today! We offer roof waterproofing, installation, preventative maintenance, and so much more. 

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