When you are a business owner, virtually all of the decisions for your business and for your business location or building are your responsibility. As such, when it comes time to update or change up your business's roof, you need to weigh your options. While you could choose standard and typical roofing options, you may want your business's roof to draw the eye and be unique and interesting. Get to know some of the roofing materials that can help you achieve that goal and get your commercial roofing contractor hired to get your new roof installed as soon as possible.
Unique Recycled Materials
One of the ways that you can create a unique roof for your business is to use unconventional materials. Recycled non-traditional roofing materials can be found anywhere from garage sales to thrift shops, and even in people's trash or at junkyards.
Old license plates can be used to create a unique roof for your business, for example. If your business has a funky or edgy style the colorful and varied designs of these license plates can add to that appeal. Recycled vinyl records could also be used to create interesting roofing designs. These materials can be installed like shingles or tiles on your roof and then topped off with a roof coating to act as a sealant to further protect your roof and building from leakage or damage.
Additionally, if you have multiple layers on your business roof, you can incorporate multiple different recycled materials, including the aforementioned records or license plates, as well as recycled bikes or bike tires, other metals, and even aluminum soda cans. The mixture and variety will make your roof even more unique and interesting.
Live Plants and Flowers
Another way that you can make your business's roof unique is to incorporate live plants and flowers into your business's roof. There are a couple ways that you can do this for your business.
The first way to do this is to create a vegetative roof. This type of roof involves placing a thin layer of a plastic-like material on top of the foundational structure of your roof. On top of this a very thin layer of soil is placed. Indigenous plants are added to the soil. These plants, being indigenous, will not require a great deal of additional watering or maintenance once the roof is installed.
Another option for using live plants or flowers is to actually create a rooftop garden. This is only an option if you have a roof that is easily accessible and that has at least some portion that is flat. You can install your rooftop garden much like the vegetative roofing mentioned previously or can be in planters that are slightly elevated over the base of the roof.