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Commercial Shingle Roofing: The Difference is in the Details

All commercial shingle roofing contractors are not the same. Many factors determine how long your commercial shingles will last and if that roof will be leak-free in the meantime. Those factors include the quality of the materials and the level of expertise used when installing them.

Our in-house roofing professionals will install a high-quality shingle roofing system, applying their impressive track record of professionalism and superior service during every stage of the process.

Which Type of Shingles is Right for Your Commercial Roof?

Suppose you will be constructing a new commercial building with a steep-slope roof, replacing the roof on an existing building, or beautifying a historic roof. In that case, it’s essential to understand the differences in the types of shingles available to you.

Three-tab asphalt singles for commercial buildings

Three-Tab Asphalt Shingles for Commercial Buildings

If you’re searching for a cost-effective commercial roofing solution for a steep-slope roof, asphalt shingles might be the solution for you. You can expect these roofs to last for up to 30 years (with proper installation and preventive maintenance), and you’ll enjoy the wide selection of available colors and grades.

Architectural shingles for commercial structure

Architectural Shingles for Commercial Structures

Compared to three-tab asphalt shingles, architectural shingles are sturdier and thicker, making them more durable and wind- and water-resistant. These features do equate to a higher price point; however, these shingles often include lifetime warranties from our manufacturers. Architectural shingles need expert installation and regular maintenance to utilize these lifetime warranties fully.

Is Shingle Roofing Right for Your Commercial Building?

Not every commercial structure is a prime candidate for shingle roofing. Shingles are a good choice when the roof’s pitch is a minimum of 4:12 (that’s a vertical rise of 4 inches for every 12 inches of horizontal distance).

With various colors and textures, shingles can enhance your building’s aesthetic, helping to pull the entire look of your building together to match your vision. Some available colors include blue, red, brown, tan, white, green, gray, and many combinations of blended colors.

Asphalt shingles are also viable when your project’s budget is tight.

If your roof’s pitch is less than 3:12, shingles are not an ideal choice. Or, if you vent grease, fat, oil, or other flammables at roof level, shingles can ignite faster than other more fire-resistant roofing materials.

Commercial shingle roofing in Eastern PA, NJ, DE, & MD
Commercial shingle roof installation in Eastern PA, NJ, DE, & MD

Your Shingle Roof Installation Doesn’t Have to be Complicated

Although shingles aren’t the most popular choice for commercial roofs, they are the perfect choice in some cases. Whether shingles seem ideal to you or you’d like to talk about other options, our roofing experts want to use their decades of experience to discuss all the choices available to you.

You can stop worrying about making the right commercial shingle roofing choices. Let’s discuss the pros and cons, talk frankly about what you can expect, and ensure that you feel educated and supported in every phase of your new roof installation or replacement.

There are many options available in commercial shingles, but one thing’s for sure: GSM Roofing will ensure that you have the best roof your money can buy. No detail will be overlooked. You have our word on it!

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WOW! Love that, I've never had a vendor be so proactive!!

Vanessa Simerson Landlord Property Maintenance Coordinator June 28, 2022