For any commercial property, the roof is one of the most important structural features. This needs to be fully weather-proof, durable and long lasting. Flat roofs are a common design occurrence for commercial buildings. But what are the different flat roofing options for your commercial property? Here at JMS Roofing, we are Birmingham’s leading roofing providers. And this is our guide to help you choose between the most popular flat roofing options.
What are the flat roof options for commercial properties?
For any commercial property, there are several different flat roofing types available to choose from. These include:
- high performance felt roofing
- single ply roofing
- sedum roofing
High performance felt roofing
One of the most popular types of flat roof is a high performance felt roof. Built to withstand high and low temperatures, as well as all types of weather, a good quality, high performance felt roof is a good investment. High performance felt roofing is generally guaranteed for 30 years, and it is incredibly durable and resistant to animal damage and weather damage.
Single ply roofing
UV resistant, weather resistant and durable, a single ply roof is also a popular choice for many commercial properties. This is a whole roof system, built in layers for thermal insulation and vapour control, as well as full weatherproofing. Typically guaranteed for 20 to 25 years, this type of roof is also durable and long lasting.
A specific type of green roof, the sedum roof involves installing a waterproof membrane, a drainage layer, and then a fibrous mat of sedum plants. This is similar to a layer of turf, in that it can be rolled out over the top, and the sedum is already in place in the mat. This offers protection from all manner of elements, as well as increasing thermal efficiency, while providing an important greed space for insects and birds to thrive.
For more information or advice about your flat roof, get in touch with the professionals today, here at JMS Roofing.