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Your Guide to a New Commercial Roof for Your Business

Do you own a commercial building? Amish Roofing installs lots of residential roofs in Southern Indiana, but we also have many business customers. We work on all types of roofs, big and not-so-big.

However, it’s definitely a big decision to install a new roof, especially for commercial businesses. It goes without saying that you can’t wait for disaster to strike to make sure your bread and butter is protected. To begin with, conduct an inspection of your roof and check your current warranty (is it expiring soon?).

Whether it’s a commercial or residential roof, the signs that you’ve got an old one over your head are basically the same. Here are a few tips that you may need a new roof.

No Two Roofs Are the Same

Every commercial building is different, so every roof is different. Makes sense, right? But these questions below are common for every building and are evaluated when Eli comes out to take a look and discuss your options:

  • What material is on your roof right now?

  • What is the condition?

  • Is your roof low-sloped or flat?

  • What type of business do you have?

Common Types of Commercial Roofs

Many commercial roofs are low sloped, and we have lots of experience with membrane roofing. Membrane roofing is used on flat (or almost flat) roofs to protect everything in the building by keeping it warm and insulated from rain or snow.

  • EPDM membrane roofing: EPDM (or ethylene propylene diene terpolymer) is an extremely durable synthetic rubber roofing membrane that is very popular. These roofs hold up great against the hot Indiana sun and UV rays. They are also wind resistant and do well with hail as large as three inches across!

  • TPO membrane roofing: TPO (or thermoplastic polyolefin) is also popular. It is a membrane made from a single-ply mixture of ethylene-propylene rubber and manufactured in white, which offers great protection against the sun. It's less expensive because we can install the roof faster - which cuts down on labor costs.

Many commercial roofs are also like our typical residential-roofing installations, and for these structures we usually go with metal or shingles.

  • Standing seam metal roofing: Standing seam metal is installed in large sheets attached side-to-side. A very popular choice because the seams are concealed which makes it visually pleasing.

  • Exposed fastener metal roofing: Still a good choice. The metal panels are fastened down using bolts or screws -- and are exposed -- and take less time to attach, which means less expensive labor costs

In some cases you may be able to use GAF asphalt shingles. Again, Eli will talk to you about your options and what’s best for you and your business.

Financing for Your Commercial Roof

We work with Service Finance Company, LLC. They are a nationally licensed finance company and an approved FHA Title I Lender.

Once you are approved, SFC’s funds are quickly available. This is usually done on the same day Eli comes out to evaluate your roof and give you a bid - so you can begin your project as soon as possible! No one wants to wait with a leaky roof.

Amish Roofers: Building Commercial Roofs in Southern Indiana

Whether you are looking to replace the roof on your business (or your home), Eli and his crew provide experienced roofing workmanship that can be trusted for years to come.

We serve customers up-and-down and across Southern Indiana. Chances are your neighbors or local businesses have roofs that have been installed by Amish Roofers.

Give us a call or email us for a bid. As soon as we get off the roof, we’ll get back to you.

Talk soon!


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