Whether you are having your store's roofing replaced for cosmetic or structural reasons, there are lots of great options out there to choose from. Here are a few things to consider when having your store's new roof installed that should help make choosing a type of roof easier and less stressful:
One important thing to think about is your store's brand recognition when deciding what kind of roof to have installed. If your store sign features specific colors, consider choosing a roof that matches one of those colors. This will help people recognize your store from afar and know exactly where you are located. If your store has a fun and edgy design, you can choose a roof with wavy designs to match. If your store is more serious and to-the-point, a roof with no design or straight lines might be a better choice. There are many roofing types to choose from, such as wooden, asphalt, metal, stone, and slate, to choose from that can create different looks and designs.
If you like to post banners and signs that feature your store's sales and deals or that highlight new inventory when it comes in, your roof should be conducive to such signage. Instead of a roof with sharp edges that would require you to hang your banners and signs, which could damage them when high winds and rains come into play, choose a roof with a lip to which you can attach your signage, as if you were attaching it to a wall on your building. This will help keep the wind from whipping your signage around and possibly tearing it up. It will also help elevate your signage so that it can be more easily seen than if they were hanging on a wall.
Sun and Rain Protection
If the area where your store is located tends to get really sunny or really rainy during every part of the year, it might be a good idea to consider choosing a roof that extends out from your building to provide some sun and rain protection. This will give customers a place to stand while opening or closing umbrellas, or while waiting for someone to pick them up when it's extra hot outside. You could even place tables under the roof to provide customers with an opportunity to hang out and read, drink some coffee, or have a meal before or after shopping. The more customers hang around, the more likely they will be to spend money inside your store.
For more information, contact a commercial property roof installation professional near you.