With each commercial roofing system offering its own set of benefits, it can be difficult deciding which is best for your business. While choosing a commercial roofing system largely depends on your business type and the current design and slope of your property’s existing roof, gaining insight on some of the most popular systems on the market can help you decide which roof is right for your property.

Built-Up Roofing (BUR) System

An inexpensive and durable low slope roofing option, BUR is a traditional tar and gravel roofing system. Built-up using multiple layers of base, interply, and cap sheets that are bonded with the waterproofing agent bitumen (hot asphalt), low-maintenance BUR provides excellent UV-ray and leak protection.

Single-Ply Membrane Roofing System

A proven commercial roofing system that can last up to 30 years, single-ply membrane roofing creates a thick layer of protection by adhering versatile sheets of synthetic rubber to a layer of insulation. The following types of single-ply roofs provide a variety of commercial roofing benefits.
  • TPO (Thermoplastic Polyolefin) – Lightweight, weather-resistant, and white in color, TPO roof membrane has reflective properties that repel heat and help lower internal cooling costs.
  • PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) – Because of its fireproof qualities, PVC roof membrane is the material of choice for restaurants that emit oil from their ventilation systems.
  • EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer) – Often black in color, EPDM roof membrane is durable, resistant to fire and bacteria, difficult to damage, and easy to maintain.

Metal Roofing System

One of the oldest commercial roofing systems around, metal roofing can last up to 40 years if installed properly. Durable, energy-efficiency, and fire-resistant, metal roofs are available in a variety of colors and can be installed directly on top of an existing roof. Although metal roofing is often vulnerable to rust, it can be surfaced with a protective coating for additional UV, rust, and water resistance. While most metal roofing systems use corrugated galvanized steel, other available materials include:
  • Aluminum
  • Copper
  • Stainless steel
  • Steel coated with zinc or aluminum
  • Tin

Commercial Roofing Professionals

There are many choices when it comes to commercial roofing systems. To get the best roofing system for your unique business needs and budget, contact the experts at Batterbee Roofing. We are here to help you. Contact us for more information or to schedule your free consultation.