All About Memphis Roofing

All About Memphis Roofing

Both designing and improving your building from the floorplan up are bold and exciting adventures for any home or business owner, old or new. From deciding on the type of countertop you wish to install in your kitchen to selecting what kind of commercial roofing system is ideal for your building, design, and construction leaves you with plenty of room to make your own choices and be creative. If you’re living in the Memphis area and are wondering what roofing options are best for you, now is as good of a time as ever to learn! Whether you are looking into revamping your Memphis roof at home or you wish to install an entirely new roofing system to your commercial building, we have broken down the basics in order to tell you everything you want and need to know about Memphis Roofing.

Best Options For Memphis Roofs

Between residential and commercial roofing, there are several types of roofing systems to choose from, and we’re here to help you determine what option is the best fit for your building. As you probably know, commercial roofing typically applies to larger buildings with little to no slope, such as those meant for shopping centers, while residential roofing usually refers to a home roofing system. That being said, your roofing options will vary based on the type of roof you are looking to build.

Memphis Residential Roofing

As far as residential roofing goes, Pinnacle Roofing strongly recommends asphalt shingles for your Memphis residential roof. Asphalt shingle is the number one chosen roofing material for homes across the United States, including those in the mid-south area, and if you take a look at all of its benefits and features, you won’t have trouble understanding why. For one thing, asphalt shingles have a range of designs, colors, textures, and styles, so there is always a great selection at hand. Another reason asphalt shingles are so high in demand is because of their affordability. Pricing of asphalt shingles varies by your selection and amount needed, but it is extremely cost effective and will be of the highest value for the price you pay. Asphalt shingles are also known for their long lifespans, as well as their durability, and they require little maintenance, which saves you both time and money.

All About Memphis Roofing

Commercial Roofing in Memphis

Pinnacle Roofing and Restoration also presents a variety of commercial roofing systems for your Memphis-based building. The three most commonly installed commercial roofing selections in the greater Memphis area are Single Ply Roofing Systems, Built-Up Roofing Systems, and Modified Bitumen Roofing Systems. Our services also include roof coating, which adds a lasting finish to your commercial roof. Each of these types of roofing systems has different strengths that can provide your building with the protection, aesthetic, and reliability that it deserves.

Single Ply Roofing Systems Info

Single ply Roofings are the most popular roofing systems used for commercial buildings today, due to their cost-effectiveness and long lifespan. This commercial roofing type can be installed by adhesion, mechanical attachment, or by ballasting. The type of single ply system Pinnacle Roofing and Restoration supplies most often is known as TPO or Thermoplastic Polyolefin. Like single ply roofs, TPO is the best way to go because it is cost-effective, durable, easily installed, and usually is packaged with awesome warranties. Single ply roofs are perfect for the Memphis area, specifically, as they are compatible with unsteady weather and UV-ray exposure.

Built Up Roofing Info

Built-up roofing systems, otherwise known as BUR, have been a loyal roofing choice for commercial buildings for over a century. BUR is more commonly and frequently called “tar and gravel roofs,” as they are almost always made from coal tar or asphalt. These systems’ membranes essentially consist of different layers of bitumen and other materials we call “felts” or “ply sheets”  that provide reinforcement for the original roofing layers. Typically, creating BUR involves heating asphalt or coal tar in a device and then spreading it either mechanically or with a special mop. BUR is often sought after in Memphis because they are weather resistant, but they also can help decrease the costs of indoor heating and cooling, which is always a blessing when it comes to a larger building.

Modified Bitumen Roofing Info

Created in the mid 20th century, modified bitumen roofing membranes have served commercial buildings for over 5 decades. These membranes have a very unique composition; they are made up of several layers, similarly to BUR membranes. Modified Bitumen, or “MB,” are easily installed as two-ply systems, and they are normally installed using adhesion methods. This is, perhaps, the most universally applicable type of system, as it can be used for small residential roofs as well. MB is not only in high demand in Memphis because they are great for waterproofing and standing up against nasty weather; they also are highly successful in protecting against other potential threats and penetrations a rooftop in may come in contact within the city. These roofing membranes are also easily repaired.

Whether you’re installing a residential roof in suburbia or installing a commercial roofing system in the city, Memphis weather patterns and industrial elements of the city certainly warrant for strong, durable, and reliable roofing systems. Asphalt shingles are a perfect option for giving your home a customized look, while single-ply, BUR, and MB roofing systems provide commercial buildings the protection and durability they need. If you have questions or concerns about your Memphis roof, contact us for a free quote or evaluation!