Cox Roofing Systems, a well-known commercial roofing company located in Brampton, Ontario, wants the local business community to be aware that there is not just a single choice but in fact many choices to make when it comes to roofing. Roofing for traditional residential properties is usually quite straightforward and the number of options available is limited in comparison to commercial roofing. Not everyone is aware of the important differences between the two. Understanding those differences and the choices that need to be made for commercial premises or properties and how best to make those choices is what Cox Roofing wants business owners to understand.
Firstly, property owners need to be aware that there are several different kinds of roofing to choose from. One of the least expensive options when it comes to commercial roofing is called built-up roofing (BUR). This is a very popular choice for many small business owners because it is probably the cheapest option that will still perform its function satisfactorily. BUR is made from tar and gravel which are stacked together. It is usually one of the most affordable options with prices that start at as little as $4 per square foot. BUR offers superior strength and may well last for around 20 to 25 years. However, according to experts, if installed correctly and coupled with the right maintenance, BUR can have its lifespan extended by 10 to 15 years. A 40-year lifespan is obviously desirable but is dependent on maintenance.
BUR is not the only choice and there are other options available but they are usually more expensive. These options involve metal roofing of which there are several different kinds. The lifespan of a metal roof is much longer than the standard BUR type when the requisite maintenance is not carried out. Metal roofs can last as long as 50 years and some can do so without the maintenance required by BUR. This additional lifespan does come at an additional cost. The cost per square foot is about $12 for steel roofing but aluminum roofing can skew the price much higher and can even go as high as $100 per square foot.
More information and in-depth explanations about the range of commercial roofing choices in general and the lengths of time that they can be expected to last is available on the recent Cox Roofing Systems blog post on the topic. Information on everything from thermoplastic membranes to modified bitumen roofing is discussed on the blog and those wishing to make informed choices will find much useful information there.
The company was family-owned and operated until 2014 when Wayne Cox became the sole owner. “We actually evolved from Stan Cox Insulation Contractors,” Mr. Cox said. “That began in 1976 as a Urethane Foam Insulation Company and was incorporated in 1980.”
The insulation company eventually morphed into a full-fledged organization offering its unique roof system as Cox Roofing Systems in 1990. Mr. Cox continued, “We primarily serve the Toronto and Southern and Northern Ontario regions with industrial and commercial roofing but have completed projects in many other areas, too, including the Arctic, Labrador, and the Northwest Territories. Dealerships are currently being installed throughout Ontario and Canada to meet demand.”
Cox Roofing Systems states that its mission is to help commercial property owners make informed choices and to provide them with the most energy-efficient roofs possible that meet their requirements. Following Cox Roofing Systems’ advice can often save commercial clients anything up to 35% of their climate control costs.
Commercial premises owners or operators who wish to find out more about the choices they have when it comes to selecting industrial roofing in Brampton should visit Cox Roofing System’s website. An online contact form for general inquiries is available along with telephone and email details for both the company’s offices. As well as general inquiries, those wishing to get an estimate can do so through the website.
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