Can You Use Asphalt Shingles in Commercial Buildings?

Asphalt shingles have been a staple of residential roof installation for decades. There are many reasons why this versatile material has remained the number one roofing choice of many homeowners for years. However, for all their benefits to a residential structure, are they any good on a commercial building? Can all the advantages that brought them at the top of the residential roofing industry hold up when applied to commercial roofing?

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Asphalt shingles on commercial buildings are rare but they are not unheard of. Despite this, you’ll be surprised why it might be beneficial to consider shingles for your next commercial roof replacement. Let our roofing experts at State Roofing explain why you should consider asphalt shingles for your commercial property.

Asphalt Roofing

As a roofing installation material, asphalt can come in many different forms. On homes, they are usually produced in shingles which can easily be nailed to roof decks. For commercial buildings, which usually use low-slope or flat roofing systems, asphalt is used in sheets that can cover large areas with relative ease. Asphalt roofs are also known as bitumen or, in some cases, modified bitumen, named after the base material they are derived from.

Benefits of Asphalt Roofs

Asphalt is a by-product of oil refineries, making them very common, affordable, and readily available in large quantities. Their prevalence is thanks primarily to their availability and price. In addition to these advantages, they are also easy to install and can be used in a wide variety of structures.

As far as maintenance requirements are concerned, asphalt roofing needs less care than wood, slate, or metal roofing. This is not to say that you can forego regular inspections and seasonal check-ups to keep asphalt roofs in good shape. But their low maintenance nature makes them an ideal choice for commercial properties.

Learn more about the benefits of asphalt roofing in commercial buildings with our experts at State Roofing, your leading provider of roof repair, replacement and maintenance needs. Give us a call at (360) 794-7164 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate on asphalt commercial roofing systems today. We serve properties in Seattle, WA, and other nearby areas.

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