Best Types of Commercial Roofing Systems

June 11, 2020

Commercial roofing, unlike residential ones, is usually more complex and it requires more precision from the roofing contractor. Commercial roofs usually come in different forms based on the needs and budget of the client. The kind of commercial roof you opt for usually affects the general look of the building. Factors like the environment, climatic conditions, and unplanned factors like animals and foliage should be put into consideration when choosing a roof type. Due to the availability of different roofing styles and materials, it can be challenging to pick the best one amongst them. Flexibility, energy efficiency, and durability are some of the features to look out for in any roof and below are some of the best roofing systems to consider for commercial buildings.

Shingle Roofing Systems

Although this kind of roof is more prevalent in residential buildings, they are also a great roofing system for commercial buildings. It is available in different materials like ceramic, plastic, or even asphalt, and they are much easier to repair in case of natural disasters.

Although this roof serves its purpose effectively, it doesn’t last as long as other commercial roofs as it is easily affected by nature and substances like mildew and mosses.

Flat Roofing Systems

This is a great option for homeowners in areas prone to extreme weather conditions. With this kind of roof, you can be rest assured that heavy rainfall, wind or hail storm will not affect you, as the roof is strong enough to withstand it all. This roof is also well known for its durability, and it is easy to maintain.

Flat roofs are one of the few roofs that supports regular HVAC maintenance.

Although flat roofs have so many advantages, its installation is a complicated process.

To install this type of roof correctly, an expert needs to be on site. This is because if the roof is not installed well, the damage that could arise in the future will surely cost the homeowner significantly.

Another important thing to consider before installing this type of roof is if your building is suitable enough for it.

Ethylene Propylene Diene Terpolymer (EPDM) Roofing System

An EPDM is a unique kind of roof with more strength and flexibility than most roofing systems. It is made with gas and oil-based materials with the aim of reducing the effect of weather on the roof. This roof is well suited for all types of surfaces. So whether you have a sloped surface or a flat one, you can have this roof installed. Importantly, an expert is needed for the installation of this roof. This is because the wrong installation of this roof can lead to the roof deck shrinking. This will, in turn, expose it to harsh weather conditions.

TPO Roofing System

Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO) meets all the criteria needed for commercial roofing. It is a single-ply roofing system that offers protection against heat, Ultraviolet rays of the sun, and many other elements. It is a flexible metal roof that is resistant to mold growth and keeps the building’s temperature always regulated. For the best result, you must confirm the quality of the material used in the roof’s production.

When confused about the best roof for your building, it is essential to seek expert opinions. For more information about roofing visit

Bourdeau Contracting LLC
2902 N St Peters Pkwy St.
Peters MO 63303
(855) 570-4930

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