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One day when I was walking around my college campus, I saw a group of people with these yellow tripods. At first I thought they might be photographers, but they sure looked like strange ones! I went up and asked them what they were doing, and it turns out they were a group of students from a construction class who were surveying the land for a project. I was fascinated. I was able to sign up for the class the next semester, and while it didn't stick or change my professional trajectory, it did create a new hobby for me! Ever since then, I've been interested in construction, from surveying to management to the actual building. I figured running a blog about it would give me a nice excuse to keep up my interests!

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Popular Examples Of Roofing Materials Used On Commercial Buildings

by Mike Brewer

As a commercial building owner, you need to protect its most vulnerable structures. In particular, you need to keep it roofed with materials that will wear well, give your building the protection it needs, and last for years. As you consider your choices for roofing your building, you may wonder what options are available to you. These materials are some of the most popular used in commercial roofing today.


Foam is one of the most versatile materials used in roofing today. It is popular with many building owners because of the numerous advantages that it can offer to people who invest in it.

For example, it is one of the most cost-efficient commercial roofing materials available to building owners. It costs a fraction of the price that you would pay for higher-end materials like wood or ceramic tile.

Further, it is easy to lay and spread and only takes a matter of hours to cover a roof with it. Your roofing contractor sprays it over your building's roof and paves it to ensure that it lays evenly and smoothly.

Finally, foam is durable and can last for years. It also reflects heat and sunlight, allowing it to make your building energy efficient and helping to keep your utility costs low.


Rubber is another commercial building material that is popular with business owners today. Rubber is durable and can absorb the impact of flying debris like hailstones and branches that get blown about during storms. It also deflects heat and sunlight, preventing these elements from getting inside of your building and causing your utility bills to soar.

Rubber likewise lasts for years and resists damage like cracking, splitting, or developing holes. It is low in cost and gives you a solid return on your investment because of how long it is capable of lasting.


Metal is a popular material used for sloped rooftops. It allows water and debris to slide off your building and into the gutters or onto the ground. It is also pre-treated to resist damage like rusting and corrosion.

Metal is low cost and available in a wide variety of colors. It can also last for years with proper cleaning and maintenance.

These materials are some that are most commonly used in commercial roofing today. Most roofing companies have them in stock and can install them on your rooftop quickly and efficiently.

For more information, contact a company like Danny Odom & Son Roofing.