You may know a lot about your business and how to keep a company thriving. But when it comes to maintenance in your building and what is needed to keep everything running smoothly, you may be at a loss. Sure, you probably know how to fix a leaky pipe in the bathroom and change a lightbulb, but there are a lot of different things that go into a commercial building to keep it maintained and properly running.

One of the most important aspects of a commercial building that often gets overlooked is the roof. While noticing a leak in your roof before it becomes worse is a great place to start, avoiding leaks altogether is even better. There are different commercial roofing systems that can help protect not only your roof, but also your business.

At Northeast Roofing Systems LLC, we offer a few different roofing systems that can help protect your roof and company, as well as save you money. While all of these roofing systems are beneficial and can help your roof last longer, there may be one that is better for your business than another.

Our roofing systems are all Conklin products, meaning that you get the best quality possible. These include Conklin’s Metal Roofing System, Single Ply Membrane System, Fabric-Reinforced Roofing Systems, and Spray Polyurethane Foam System. You can learn more about each of these roofing systems by visiting our pages!

Knowing which roofing type is right for you may be difficult to figure out. After all, they are all extremely beneficial roofing systems. In this blog, we are going to go over some of the things to consider when picking a roofing system for your business. If you still aren’t sure which roofing system will be best for you after reading this, contact Northeast Roofing Systems LLC. We will give you a free roof inspection and help you choose the best roofing system for you commercial property.


While Northeast Roofing Systems LLC serves the Cleveland, Akron, and Youngstown areas, there is more to consider about your geographical location. When you think of geography, consider building codes, which direction you business faces, roof orientation, trees that may overhand your roof, weather trends, and other factors like that. You may experience slightly different weather conditions than someone across town from you, so all of these small details matter when picking the right roofing system for you.

Existing Roof

Obviously, your roof is one thing you should definitely look at before choosing a roofing system. Look at how big it is, if there is a slope, the shape, and how often people need access to the roof. Some buildings don’t require any foot traffic while others may, and this could change the roofing system that is best for your roof and could even make other roofing maintenance necessary. You should also look for problem areas on your roof. Does water pool in certain areas, are there cracks along the seam, is your roof not draining correctly? These factors can also make one roofing system better than others.

Building Materials

What your building is made out of is also important. You don’t want to add a roofing system that may be too heavy for the material of your building. This is an important factor to look at and consider during the selection process of your roofing system.

Along with checking out the building material, you will want to look at some other factors of your building. Think about the ages, size, design, shape, and other physical attributes that could affect your business.

Business Type

The type of business you operate in the commercial building will also factor into which roofing type is best. If your business sees customers or you have a lot of employees, keeping your business well-insulated and comfortable is important. If your business is more of the warehouse type that rarely sees employees and has no customers, you will likely not need to worry about the insulation factor as much. But all business types generally need leak protection and protection against weather, so your roof can last longer.

These are a few of the things to consider when picking the right roofing system for your building. These factors may have a bigger impact on your roof and building than you may think. Take note of these factors and contact Northeast Roofing Systems LLC to learn more about what roofing type is best for your business. We can give you a free roof inspection and help you decide on a roofing system. In our next blog we will give you more tips on which roofing system is right for you!