There are many factors to consider when selecting a roof system. Cost is one of the biggest factors in determining roof system selection, and less expensive systems may not have as many features. Additionally, they may be less energy-efficient, and the cost of maintenance may be higher over the life of the roof than more expensive systems. Listed below are several things to consider before deciding on a roof system. If you are unsure about the importance of fire resistance, consult a professional roofing contractor to choose the best roof for your building.
A roof that is made from aluminum-pigmented asphalt is a good choice. Aluminum-pigmented asphalt is UV-resistant and has a high resistance to ultraviolet radiation. EPDM membranes are also durable, and some manufacturers recommend a coating made from asphalt emulsion. They are also resistant to many types of solvents and greases. Regardless of the material used, it is important to know the differences between EPDM and EPCH roofing materials.
Roof designs should be drawn to scale and large enough to convey all relevant information. These drawings should also show the locations of penetrations, seismic joints, and roof-to-wall details. Moreover, they should include details for different parts of the roof, including the varying areas of wind uplift. Roofing plans should include references to specific roofing materials, including the manufacturers’ specifications. These details should be reviewed and approved by the manufacturer before they are used.