Our company has been installing and repairing all types of commercial roof systems for many years. Their team of expert roofers is licensed and highly trained in various methods used by most commercial roofing companies. They are among one of the trusted and respected when it comes to roof installation and repair for government, military, schools, industrial, and commercial businesses in the U.S.A.
The majority of flat or low-slope commercial roofing systems consist of three crucial elements, and they are:
- Reinforcement – improves the stability, strength, puncture resistance of the layer or coating.
- Surfacing – shields the weatherproofing and reinforcement from sunlight and weather as well as providing better traffic, improved fire and hail resistance, and greater solar reflectivity.
- Weatherproofing – weatherproofing element is applied to the layer or layers to prevent water from seeping into a roof structure.
There are different types of commercial roofing systems with their corresponding unique features and advantages. One of the following commercial roofing options may be the ideal solution for specific roofing needs whether constructing a new building or replacing an old roof on an existing building:
- Green Roofing
This type of roofing has gained popularity in the last few years. Green roofs are also sometimes called garden/vegetative roofs because it is typically a flat roof that is partially or wholly covered with a garden, vegetation, or other plants that are set up over a waterproofing layer. Green roofing systems significantly improve the insulation quality of a roof and extend its lifespan up to 2 or 3 times longer.
- Metal Roofing
Metal Roofing is available in shingles or panels and made from materials like aluminum, steel, stainless steel, copper, and zinc alloys. Metal roofs are very strong therefore low on maintenance, resistant to severe weather conditions, can last up to 40 years or longer, and visually appealing.
- Modified or BUR (Built-Up Roofing) Systems
This type of roofing is the preferred option for high traffic rooftops, or for storage areas for service equipment. Modified or built-up roof systems are toughened to improve puncture resistance. BUR originated from the traditional building up of a roof on-site by utilizing inter-ply sheets, base sheet layers, and surfacing such as cap sheet, gravel, or liquid coating.
- Single-Ply Roofing Systems
EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Terpolymer) is a type of synthetic rubber roofing method that features excellent flexibility and durability, making one of the most desirable and longest lasting types of commercial roofing. EPDM roofs are easy to install, repair, and maintain and is preferred more than other types of commercial roofs because of its wide range of selection to choose from, its availability, and reasonable cost.
PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride ) roofing is made from a thermoplastic synthetic material that features very high reflectivity and is generally used for commercial establishments like airports, restaurants, factories, and other industrial facilities that are often subjected to oil, grease, or other chemicals.
Thermoplastic roofing or TPO (Thermoplastic Polyolefin) is made of an exceptionally durable material with a high tolerance for extreme hot or cold temperatures. These roofs are extremely resistant to ultraviolet rays, punctures, fire, and other chemicals, in addition to having greater surface reflectivity. TPO roofs have a life expectancy of 20 years or more and are fully recyclable.
Solar Roofing Systems – Photovoltaic Solar Panels are installed on a rooftop and used for solar roofing to utilize the unused space of the roof for renewable solar power energy. Solar roofing systems absorb sunlight with the utilization of these solar panels and turn it into energy to provide power to buildings or structures, therefore conserving energy while at the same time reducing energy costs.
The other options for commercial roofing systems are ideal choices for all industrial, institutional, commercial, and residential low slope roofing. Certain factors like structural load, site access, desired warranty and performance, and finished appearance should be taken into consideration when choosing the correct type of commercial roofing.