COMMERCIAL 

ROOFING SYSTEMS

Commercial Roofing Systems  for Your New Commercial Construction  Needs

Single-Ply Membrane 

This roofing system is created from a single layer of material: EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer), PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride), or TPO (Thermoplastic Polyoefin)

TPO Roofing System

The single-ply reinforced membrane is a tried-and-true roofing option for commercial, industrial, and manufacturing facilities. Single-ply Membranes are sheets of rubber or other synthetics ballasted, mechanically fastened, or chemically adhered to insulation creating a layer of protection on the commercial building. Single-ply Membrane roofing is one of the most well-known types of commercial roofing systems. There are a wide range of TPO systems to fit your budget and facility needs.

PVC Roofing System

Single-ply reinforced membrane, highly resistant to most chemicals and ultraviolet lights, is puncture and tear-resistant and offers excellent strength.

EPDM

Single-ply membrane with great performance in areas with mild to extremely cold conditions, featuring excellent flexibility and resistance to hail.

PROS:

Single-Ply roofs are flexible, easy to install, and will usually last between 20-30 years (dependent on weather, surrounding conditions, and quality of installation).

CONS:

Being constructed from only one-ply leaves the roof more vulnerable to punctures and damage.

Metal Roofing System

Metal Roofing is one of the oldest commercial roofing systems and has become more popular over time. Most metal roofing systems use corrugated galvanized steel, although aluminum or tin can be used as well.

Since metal roofing material is quite lightweight, it can be installed right on top of the existing roof. After installation, a coating can be added for waterproofing, rust protection, and UV protection.

The metal roofing system looks good, is environmentally friendly, and its lifespan far outlasts that of asphalt shingles.

PROS of Metal Roofing:

Lightweight, durable, and can last up to 20 years (depending on the roof slope, weather conditions, and installation).

CONS of Metal Roofing:

Metal roofing is one of the more expensive options on the market.

Shingle Roofing

Shingle roofing is most commonly used for residential roofing, but also in steep slope commercial roofing applications. Shingles can be made out of a few different materials, including wood, slate, metal, plastic, ceramic, and composite material such as asphalt. There are two main types of shingles: Asphalt and Architectural. Shingle roofing is very economical and offers a wide range of architectural design options on steep slope roofing projects.

Asphalt Shingles:

The most common, cost-effective shingle on the market used for applications. These roof systems often come with 15 – 30-year warranties on average.

Architectural Shingles:

Multi-layered and heavier to add durability and weatherproofing to the building. Often comes with “lifetime” warranties.

Built-Up Roof Systems

Commonly referred to as tar and gravel roofs. These systems are created by alternating layers of bitumen and felt directly onto the roof to create a finished membrane.

The owner can choose the number of layers (or plies) that are installed. The final layer of built-up roofing system consists of stone or gravel. The built-up roofing system has excellent strength and high ultraviolet protection.

PROSs of Built-Up Roofing:

A built-up roof is fire resistant, more cost-efficient, and will last 10 plus years.

CONS of Built-Up Roofing:

As the roof is created by layering the product on top of one another, the built-up system is less neat than other systems. The products omit a strong odor.

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Architectural Metal

Architectural Metal Roofing Systems offer exceptional performance making it one of the most specified products in commercial roofing. Architectural Metal Roofing is energy efficient with several layers of solar reflectance and emittance depending on the heating or cooling needs of a given climate. Metal roofing systems are recyclable, lightweight, and easy to install. They provide defense against extreme weather conditions. And with strong corrosion resistance, they offer long-lasting durability, which equals sustainability. Metal roofs are aesthetically varied, versatile, and cost-efficient, with a long life cycle. Metal roofing systems come in many colors and seam profiles, including standing seam, curved, exposed fastener, concealed fastener, and are suitable for many applications including new and retrofit projects for both commercial and residential projects.