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Numerous commercial roofing options are available on the market, more than there ever were in the past. Each type has its own strengths and limitations. Whichever option is chosen, San Antonio roofing contractors know how to properly install each kind or roofing.

One of the fastest growing commercial roofing options is standing seam metal roofing. This system has very few seams, minimizing the risk of leakage. It can be made out of aluminum, copper or steel and is durable enough to last a lifetime.

Metal shingles, clay tiles and cedar shakes are all also durable options. These particular choices tend to be among the most stylish, and therefore, may be particularly alluring to owners of retail stores or other buildings to be frequented by clients.

Slate is perhaps the most durable option of all. It also is low maintenance and presents a very businesslike ambiance. Although traditional slate requires an extra strong roof structure, GAF's TruSlate system can be safely installed on buildings with only ordinary levels of support.

Flat or low sloped roofs have fewer options than higher pitched roofs, but two of the best options they do have are thermoplastic membranes and built up roofing.

Single ply thermoplastics like PVC and TPO are resistant to almost everything.

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They shed water, reflect heat and cancel much of the effects of UV light. They are laid down in large sheets, which are welded together at the seams. Insulation is often installed below the polymer, and flashing is used around the roof's edges. The roofing can be mechanically attached, fully adhered, ballasted down or any combination of the three.

Built up roofs consist of multiple layers of laminated roofing felt, which are fused together with a form of asphalt. These roofs are very tedious to install and expensive to repair, but they last an extremely long time. Thus, they justify themselves financially in the long run.

Finally, asphalt shingles are not only used on residential buildings but are also used on many commercial structures. Besides ordinary three tabs, high grade architectural shingles are available. These will present a more attractive, contoured veneer. Any business wishing to make customers feel welcome to enter its doors should consider the aesthetic value of roofing along with the more practical features.

Commercial buildings often opt for more expensive roofing because it generally requires less maintenance and wears out slower. Since clients are involved, curb appeal becomes a weightier factor as well.

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