What Type of Roof is Best for Your Business?

Columbus Chamber
The Columbus Chamber provides connections, resources and solutions that help small businesses and Fortune 500 enterprises grow Central Ohio's economy.

Member Insights by UB Roofing

As a business owner, there are many types of roofs to choose from that best suits your place of work. There are many things to consider when making this decision. Listed below are a few durable and affordable types of roofing.

Thermoplastic Roofing

Thermoplastic roofing is one of the fastest growing commercial roofing systems for businesses. The material used for this roofing system is durable with low-temperature flexibility and can withstand high temperatures. They have a high resistance to ultraviolet, ozone, fire, punctures and chemical exposure with a lifespan of 20+ years.

EPDM Roofing

Durability and versatility are two characteristics that EPDM roofing has to offer that make it one of the longest lasting commercial roofs available on the market. One of the easiest roofing systems to install, maintain, and repair making it a worthwhile investment for your business.

Photovoltaic Solar Panels

Solar energy roofing systems have started to peak a high interest with business owners as they are trying to leave a positive environmental impact. PV solar panels can be installed over a rooftop or used with glass, membrane and roof-mounted tile. The panels absorb sunlight and convert it to energy, which provides power for your business to operate successfully. PV solar panels will reduce costs and conserve energy making your business environmentally friendly.

Green Roofs

Green roof systems have become the most popular type of roofing system within the last five years. One kind of popular green roof used among business owners is the Sedum green roofs which are typically flat roofs covered in vegetarian and soil with a waterproofing membrane. Green roofs help reduce the urban heat island effect through soaking up the heat. Green roofs help reduce heating and cooling costs making it an ideal roofing system for many business owners.

It’s not easy choosing a roofing system and can often leave a business owner questioning whether or not they made the right choice. These four roofing systems are highly valued through local business owners and are right decisions to make your business stand out from others by being durable and environmentally friendly. You can’t go wrong with any of these four choices.