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Types of Roofs for Assisted Living Facilities

Types of Roofs for Assisted Living Facilities

As baby boomers get older, the need for more senior living and assisted living facilities is increasing dramatically. In fact, 10,000 people in the U.S. turn 65 years old each day — and all these seniors will need appropriate accommodations for their health care needs.

Building assisted living facilities takes time and expertise. You want to choose the best roofing solution for your assisted living building to ensure that it is durable and leak-free. Problems with roof construction may mean disruption in the lives of facility residents as repairs are made; in worst-case scenarios a faulty roof can cause leaks that damage residents’ belongings or mold and mildew problems that compromise their health.

Types of Roofs

The best type of roof for an assisted living building is one that will be durable and long lasting, so you won’t need to plan an intrusive roof replacement any time soon. Some options that we specialize in include:

  • Composite Shingle Roofing. The most common type of roofing material, composite shingles are cost efficient and relatively easy to install and maintain. This type of shingle may be more likely to be damaged or blown off in a storm than other types of materials. They are typically installed on sloped roofs only; a flat commercial roof is not a good candidate for composite shingles. A composite roof will typically last 15-25 years depending on the quality of materials.
  • Tile Roofing. Clay and concrete roof tiles come in a variety of colors and are very long lasting. While tiles can be more expensive up front, they can last for 50 years and many tile roofs last even longer.
  • Metal Roofing. The right type of metal roof paneling can be very durable and cost efficient. Installation must be done by experienced professionals to avoid leaks. Metal can be used on very low-slope roofs and can help reduce cooling costs by reflecting sunlight rather than absorbing it. They can last up to 40 years.
  • Thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) Roofing. These single-ply thermoplastic roofing systems are extremely energy efficient and resist ultraviolet light and exposure to chemicals. These roofs last from 22 to 30 years on average.

Green Roofing

Roofing materials that are recyclable and help to save on energy costs are in high demand for all types of commercial buildings, not just assisted living facilities. Light or white colored roofs can often help to deflect sunlight and save on building cooling costs, so they are especially favored in warmer climates like the southern U.S.

Roof Maintenance

Facilities that schedule regular roof maintenance and budget accordingly often have the longest lasting roofs. Twice-yearly inspections can identify problems such as minor leaks and damage to materials before they can affect the underlying roof structure. Surface repairs are much less costly and invasive than replacing a section of roof because water has compromised the structure’s integrity.

Contact us with your questions about the right type of roof for an assisted living facility. If you already have made a decision on roof type, call us for a quote on installation. We are Texas based and licensed to install all types of roofs, including tile, metal and TPO, in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Colorado, Kansas, Tennessee and South Carolina.

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N-Tex Commercial Contracting, Inc. provides turn key roofing, wallboard & painting services to general contractors, custom builders & individuals. Specializing in multi family, student housing, assisted living, & custom residential projects.

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