When building or updating the roof of an existing building, it is essential to consider the type of roof you’d like to install. There are many varying types of roofs, but at ShenCorp, Inc., we offer total roofing services and are happy to help in any way we can. Since 1977, ShenCorp has specialized in commercial roofing and commercial protective roof coating services throughout Winchester, VA, Charlottesville, VA, Waynesboro, VA, Richmond, VA, and other parts of the mid-Atlantic region. Give us a call!
There are many types of roofs, but some common roof types include low sloped roofs, steep sloped roofs, or green roofs. First, low sloped roofs may be made of single-ply membranes, which are sheets rolled onto the roof. They are either attached with fasteners, adhered with chemical adhesives, or held in place with ballasts, such as pavers, stones, or gravel. Spray polyurethane foam roofs are another type; they are created by mixing two chemicals together that expand to form a foam that sticks to the roof. Another type is made of modified bitumen sheet membranes, which are made up of one or more layers of rubber or plastic material. These membranes can be used to surface a built-up roof, creating a hybrid roof. A built-up roof includes a base sheet, fabric reinforcement layers, and typically a dark surface layer that’s protective.
Next up: steep sloped roofs are another great option. This type of roof includes tile roofs, which can be made of concrete, slate, or clay. Tiles can be glazed so that they are waterproof, and they may also be coated to include custom colors. Shingle roofs are also considered steep sloped roofs; shingle roofs include overlapping panels made from many different materials. These materials can be made of wood, metals, polymers, and/or fiberglass asphalt. Metal roofs may be low or steep sloped, and they can be made with oven-baked paint finishes, granular coated surfaces, or natural metallic finishes.
Finally, green roofs are another option. This type of roof is perfect for city buildings with flat roofs. Green roofs can help manage storm water, and many developers choose green roofs to utilize the space on top of a roof. There are many benefits to installing a green roof, such as reducing local temperatures and decreasing the need for heating and cooling inside the building.
No matter what type of roof you’re considering, ShenCorp is here to help with all your roofing needs. Call us today!