Roof Types

Roof Types: What to Know About Common Types of Commercial Roofs

Whether you’re a homeowner, or the owner or manager of a commercial building or facility, it is essential that you are familiar with common roof types and the options that will be at your disposal. Here, learn about some of the most common types of commercial roofs, as well as types of residential roofs, to get a head start on your decision-making process.

  • EPDM: (ethylene propylene diene terpolymer) is a synthetic rubber roofing material. It is versatile, widely used, and known as one of the longest-lasting choices.
  • TPO: (Thermoplastic Polyolefin) roofing is one of the most popular choices of a single-ply roofing system. As a fully recyclable material and providing great reflectivity, it can even provide LEED credits for buildings.
  • PVC: These roofs are great options for commercial facilities with potential environmental concerns in terms of pollutants and/or additional factors, such as a long-term buildup of grease from a restaurant. They also provide cooling benefits with their reflective white surface.
  • BUR: (Built-Up Roofs) systems are widely utilized and may be made from a number of different materials, multiple plies, and alternating layers of bitumen with reinforcing fabrics. Surfacing choices may include aggregate, such as gravel, as well as asphalt, aluminum, or elastomeric coatings.
  • Flat Roofs: This refers to a broad range of roof types, including the aforementioned EPDM, TPO, PVC and BUR systems. Flat roofs have pitches of approximately 10 degrees and are used across a variety of today’s commercial and industrial buildings.
  • Shingles: This remains one of the most commonly seen types of residential roofs, and come in a range of styles, materials, and designs, as well as price ranges, from budget to luxury.

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