The Top 4 Common Commercial Roof Types

January 7, 2021

If you can tell the weather from a windowless office, then you might want to consider a change of roofing materials. A roof that is unable to protect the inside of the home, or gives off too much information might not be the best roofing material for the structure. A roofing contractor is able to provide you with more insight on what roofing types and materials are available, as well as whether or not you need them. 

Know more about the commonly used roofing materials and determine which one might be best suited for your specific needs. All of the roofing systems mentioned are cost-effective, durable, and have a long lifespan; so you can get the most for your choice and budget.

The type of roofing material you choose is dependent on many factors, but having an idea of what you can choose from is always welcoming.

Flat Roofing

If you are commonly in extreme weather conditions, then a flat roof might be the best option to go with. They are easy to maintain and to make repairs on, while also being able to easily cover the entire length of a structure. These roofs have to be installed by a professional correctly, however. If one small mistake is made, this can cause the roof to fail. Always check to make sure the roofer is professional.  

EPDM Roofing

This is a more affordable, flexible, and durable material when comparing it to other forms of roofing materials. Made from oil and gas, it is thick and can be laid down easily in strips. It offsets the problems that can come from weathering on the roof. It can be used on flat surfaces, but also those that are sloped. Having this installed correctly so that the integrity of the structure is not compromised is essential. 

TPO Roofing

This single-ply roofing system comes highly recommended by many roofers and building owners alike. This is because it is flexible, provides durability, and ensures that it can withstand weather conditions. The white reflective surface from ENERGY STAR makes this roofing material stand out from the others. It lasts and continues to provide superior performance. However, it is still new technology which means you have to find a company or installer who is familiar with it. This can remove the chances of having to worry about errors happening when installing the roofing material. 

Shingle Roofing

Though shingles are normally found on residential properties, they can also be placed on commercial buildings. They are cost-effective, come in a variety of colors and textures, and stand up well against outside elements. They can also boost curb appeal with how nice they look. Unfortunately, they may need to be maintained and replaced often when there are high winds or heavy rains. 

If you are ready to change the durability and protection of the roof on your home, then you should speak with professionals in the roofing business. You can contact them at They will provide more insight on the roof that you might be able to benefit from the most, but also what fits the budget you’re working with. Call today.

Bourdeau Contracting LLC 

2902 N St Peters Pkwy 

St. Peters MO 63303 

(855) 570-4930

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