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Commercial Roofing: Flat vs. Metal

Commercial Roofing: Flat vs. Metal

When you need a commercial roofing replacement or installation, Restoration Rx provides services for many roofing systems. However, you may have questions about which commercial roofing system is best for your building in the first place.

In this guide, we’ll go over the differences between flat and metal roofing systems to help you determine which materials make the most sense for your commercial building.

What Are The Benefits of Flat Roofs?

Flat roofing systems are popular because they are durable and last for many years. There are three main options for flat roofing systems, which include:

  • Modified Bitumen Roofing: MBR roofing is made using a mix of rubber and asphalt.

  • Built-Up Roofing: BUR systems are created using layers of asphalt and ply sheets. This is another commercial roofing option.

  • EPDM Rubber Roofing: This roofing system is made of rubber materials that come in white or black, and it’s great for energy efficiency.

While there are unique differences between these three flat roofing styles, they do all share some of the same benefits, such as:

  • Affordable to install

  • Extremely energy efficient

  • Easy to repair

For these reasons and more, many commercial building owners have started to choose flat roofing systems for their commercial properties.

What Are The Benefits Of Metal Roofs?

Metal roofs are also an excellent option for commercial buildings. Metal roofs are made of various treated metals that come in a variety of colors and styles. Some of the benefits of metal roofs include:

  • They are the longest-lasting roofing material

  • They are fire-resistant

  • They are extremely durable

However, metal roofing systems are more expensive upfront and tend to be more challenging when it comes to repair and maintenance. 

Which Commercial Roofing System Is Best For You?

Metal roofs and flat roofs both are relatively durable roofing systems, but for longevity, metal roofs can’t be beaten. However, if you don’t want to spend as much upfront on replacing a roofing system, a flat roof option is best. You should also consider factors such as ease of maintenance and aesthetics.

High-Quality Commercial Roofing Systems

Whether you want a flat roof or a metal roof for your commercial business, Restoration Rx can install, maintain, or repair your roofing system. If you have more questions about which roofing material is best for your building, contact us today at 605-759-1531. You can also request a quote on any of our commercial roofing services.

Providing quotes and inspections for customers as far as 150 miles from Sioux Falls, SD.

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