Roofing Materials

Roof Material Types

Consumers today have a huge range of choices when it comes to roofing materials, whether for commercial or residential buildings and installations. Here, you will learn more about some of the common roof material types, to help provide you with more insight about your potential options.

Low-Slope & Flat Roofing Materials

  • TPO: (Thermoplastic Polyolefin) roofing is a popular single-ply roofing system, and a type of thermoplastic membrane.
  • PVC: This type of thermoplastic single-ply roofing system is widely used in a number of commercial facilities.
  • EPDM: (ethylene propylene diene terpolymer) is a synthetic rubber roofing material. Along with the above roof material types, it is single-ply, but it is also a thermoset membrane.
  • BUR: Built-up Roof systems may be comprised of many different materials, including asphalt, aggregate, gravel, aluminum, and more. It is a multi-ply system with alternating layers of bitumen with reinforcing fabrics.

Steep-Slope Roofing Materials

Steep-slope roofing systems utilizing shingles and similar systems may be made from a wide range of materials, including:

  • Asphalt Shingles
  • Clay Tiles
  • Concrete Tiles
  • Metal
  • Slate
  • Synthetics
  • Wood Shingles

Which material is right for you? It depends on the specific needs of your building, facility or home, the primary purpose or benefits you’re seeking, your price range, and the aesthetic appearance of the roof as well.

Call Buxton Roofing at 330.966.9902 today for more information or a free estimate on your project. Based in Canton, Ohio, we proudly serve the entire surrounding region including Stow, Hudson, Akron and Twinsburg.


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