The days of commercial roofing being confined to a bucket of hot tar are long gone. Commercial roofing, in particular low slope roofing, is evolving rapidly to meet the demand of storm resistant roofs, lower energy costs, and minimizing environmental impacts and liabilities. Today aggressive companies coupled with technology can provide a building owner in the market for a new low slope or flat roof with a plethura of options that all address today’s liability and environmental concerns.
As far as durability and longevity it is hard to beat a built up tar and gravel roof, but no longer do the terms durability and longevity have to be sacrificed for energy efficieny or vice versa. Reputable commercial companies can show building owners these options and carry the certifications from the manufacturers to install them assurring these owners of security for their roof and building.
After all, we have to remember the roof is a building’s first line of defense from weather including the sun. Even asphalt/modified bitumen roofs come with amazing options at minimizing a building owner’s liability during installation and maximizing energy savings. Further, new testing by agencies such as FM Global continue to provide invaluable information at designing and installing a low slope system to withstand mother nature’s best.
It is these concepts that allowed commercial roofing to push the envelope and keep pace with rapidly expanding demands of the modern commercial building owner. And it is these concepts which force the commercial roofing industry to meet this demand. Yes, commercial roofing has become technical and today’s building owner needs someone with the wherewithal to help them navigate the seas. We, the commercial roofing industry, may have a long way to go, but we have come so far since that first bucket of hot tar.
If you are building owner in need of help to figure out the technicalities of your roof reach out to Cobalt Commercial Roofing and we can assist you in educating you on your options- 800-820-4182