Commercial Industrial roof systems: durable material options for flat roof
Commercial industrial roof systems have very different needs and challenges from residential roofing. Because of this, it’s important to talk to a general contractor well-versed in the broad range of commercial roofing options.
Most commercial roofs are flat. With little to no slope, water and drainage are a major challenge. One of the most common issues with flat roofs is standing water and poor drainage. If water doesn’t have a way to drain properly off your roof, it will pool up, leading to sags and leaks.
Are you worried about your flat roof?
Proper maintenance on a flat roof is essential—it will save you time and money while keeping your structure in good condition. Simple tasks like having your roof inspected annually can reveal hidden problems, and will help you avoid the catastrophic damage that poor maintenance can cause.
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Single Ply Commercial Roofing
Single-ply membrane roofing systems are the most popular commercial roofing systems on the market today. They are used in new construction and re-roof applications, offering high performance and low cost. Single-plys come in a variety of configurations, offering you more options than any other roofing system.
Thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) single-ply roofing membrane
If you need heat-reflective, energy efficient roofing systems, TPO are the way to go. They resist ultraviolet, ozone, and chemical exposure and have gained praise across the industry for their many performance and installation advantages. Not to mention that TPO single-ply roofing membranes is one of the fastest growing commercial roofing products!
Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) single-ply roofing membranes
PVC roofing systems are a smart choice for any business looking to save money and improve performance. With impressive durability and high solar reflectivity, PVC roofing systems will keep your building protected while helping you save money on energy bills. The best part? PVC roofing membranes have been used in commercial buildings just like yours for more than 35 years. If you want a proven performer, PVC is the right choice.
Ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) roofing
EPDM roofing is one of the most affordable commercial roofing systems available. From distribution warehouses office buildings to schools and hospitals, EPDM delivers outstanding, long-lasting performance no matter the climate.
Bituminous Commercial Roofing
Styrene Butadiene Styrene (SBS) modified bitumen roofing
SBS is a synthetic rubber, creating the ‘elastic asphalt’. SBS modified bitumen roofing is an exceptionally flexible material for flat roofs. This flexibility makes it less prone to cracking and damage from elements like ice and sun. It is also a good choice for newer buildings, because these are more lightweight in nature, which means they can experience micro-movements as part of settling into place. An SBS modified bitumen roof helps ensure that the roof remains flexible enough to move with the building, keeping it in good shape.
Atactic Poly Propylene (APP) modified asphalt roofing membranes
APP is tough and economical like a thermoplastic, with the proven waterproofing of asphalt. APP membranes can be installed using one of three techniques: heat-welding, cold-applying, or self-adhering. They are intended to be applied directly over an acceptable substrate, or as part of a multi-ply system.
Built-Up Roofing (BUR) Membranes
BUR systems have been used for over 100 years. These systems are often referred to as “tar and gravel” roofs, though they actually use a variety of materials. Built-up roofs (BUR) have been used for over 100 years and get their name from the alternating layers of bitumen and reinforced fabrics that create a finished membrane.
Liquid Applied Roofing Systems
Liquid-applied membranes create waterproof barriers with seamless finishes. They are easy to apply comparatively and can be applied to penetrations of any shape. This system is ideal for roofing projects in confined urban spaces, numerous roof penetrations, or where the use of hot asphalt or heat welding is restricted.
Liquid-applied membranes are ideal for both flat and pitched roof constructions and are suitable for use on a variety of materials including:
- Bricks and Stones
- Roof tiles
- Fibre cement
- Built-up roofs (BUR)
- Spray polyurethane foam
Types of Liquid roofing system
- Butyl (Butyl Rubber)
- PMMA (polymethyl methacrylate)
- Polyurethane (Urethane)
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