3 Great Roofing Materials To Consider When Having A New Commercial Building Constructed

Posted on: 29 October 2018

It often is an afterthought, but the roof on your commercial building is an important component. If your new building is currently being built and you need to choose a commercial roofing material, consider these options first. They come with many benefits. 


One of the more popular material options for commercial roofs today is TPO, otherwise known as thermoplastic polyolefin. It is pretty affordable compared to the other material options on the market, which is nice if you don't have a lot of assets when completing this extensive construction. 

It also is uniquely white, an important color for reflecting the sun. Your commercial roof can thus better regulate temperatures and potentially drive down your energy costs each month. How TPO roofing is set up is also pretty unique. It essentially is installed using industrial adhesives that are capable of holding up in any temperature and weather element.


Another alternative material you might consider for your commercial building is PVC (polyvinyl chloride). Much like TPO, this roofing material is secured using strong adhesives. They're so strong in fact that you don't have to worry about your PVC roofing materials curling and thus needing to be repaired.

Where PVC roofing really shines is with its durability. It can resist damage from a lot of things, including fire, water, extreme temperatures, hail, chemicals, and wind. Thanks to its strong nature, you don't have to worry about having this roofing material replaced any time soon after it's installed.


Although commonly used on residential properties, metal is a material that some commercial property owners swear by. It is reasonably priced and comes in a lot of different colors. The variety is perfect if you're hoping to create a unique look for your commercial building.

Metal is a material that's capable of lasting for decades. You'll just need to keep an eye out for damaged sections from time to time. You can also choose recycled metal materials. So when you're having your building constructed, you can also benefit the environment. You can even get metal coated to provide your building with extra energy savings.

One of the most important aspects of your commercial building is the roof. If you're thinking about material options, there are many to choose from. You can make the perfect selection as long as you know what structural properties, costs, and visual aesthetics you're hoping to get with a roofing material.