You might think that asphalt shingle roofing systems are only used on residential homes. This isn’t true. Plenty of commercial buildings have asphalt shingles. And if you are ready for a roof replacement project on such a building, reach out to a commercial roofing expert to complete the job.

When To Use Asphalt Shingles on Commercial Roofs

Some commercial buildings need to be aesthetically pleasing to attract customers and to fit in with surrounding structures. These are two main reasons that asphalt shingles are used on commercial projects.

For example, wineries, medical offices, or student housing may use asphalt, tile, or wood shake roofing systems to cover the entire roof or as an accent finish on areas such as towers.

Here are some additional reasons roofing shingles might be used for a commercial property:

  • If the roof pitch on your commercial building is greater than 3/12 or 14º.
  • If other buildings around your structure use shingles.
  • If you want or need a low-cost roof material.

When Another Type of Roofing Material Must Be Used on Your Commercial Roof

“Flat” roofs are typically covered with a different type of commercial roofing system.

Here are some additional reasons asphalt shingles may not be a good option for your commercial building:

  • If you will be venting oils, grease, fats, and other flammable substances to the roof.
  • If your commercial building will have heavy equipment on the roof, such as industrial air conditioners.

Benefits of Using Asphalt Shingle Roofing on Your Commercial Building

Some of you may be at the beginning of the construction process and are considering the pros and cons of the different roofing options for your commercial property. Here are some of the benefits of utilizing roof shingles on your structure.

Architectural shingles add beauty to your structure.

Architectural shingles are attractive on commercial properties. They come in a variety of colors.

Asphalt shingles are cost-effective.

Asphalt shingle systems are incredibly cost-effective options if you are concerned about the upfront costs of construction. (It is worth noting that metal roof systems cost more upfront but can last longer than an asphalt shingle roof.)

You may also save on labor costs when utilizing roofing shingles, as they are lightweight and easy to install.

Asphalt shingles are durable.

High-quality asphalt shingles can last up to 40 or 50 years.

Asphalt shingles are easy to maintain.

All roofs require periodic maintenance and roof repair. The surface of shingle roofing systems should be kept free of leaves and debris, and the gutters need regular cleaning. Additionally, if cracks start to appear, new shingles must be installed by a qualified commercial roofer.

Ready to Learn More about Your Commercial Shingle Roof Installation?

Are you looking for the right industrial roofing contractor for your asphalt shingle roofing project on your commercial building? Contact AAA Roofing. We offer a complete line of commercial roofing services, including flat roof systems, asphalt shingle roofs, new roof installation, roof repair, and replacement.

Property Owners: reach out to us to schedule an in-person roof inspection. We are also happy to answer any technical questions you have about roofing products and materials.

AAA Roofing is one of the leading industrial and commercial roofers in San Jose, CA.