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The Different Types of Commercial Roofing

Choosing the best commercial roofing can depend on many factors. Are you looking for
the most widely used roofing type? Or are you after the most reasonably priced? In this
blog, we will be covering some of the most common types of commercial roofing in the

We hope that you’ll get a better understanding of each commercial roofing system after
following this guide.

1. Single-Ply Membrane Roofing

This type of commercial roofing has been around for so many years back. Single-
Ply Membranes are basically sheets that are composed of rubber and other
synthetics. These sheets can be ballasted, fastened mechanically or chemically
bonded to insulation to create a layer of protection for your commercial property.

Single-Ply membrane roofing is also Class A Fire-Rated. It reflects sunlight
because of its white color.

2. Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) Roofing

SPF roofing provides the highest R-value per inch. The foam material is highly
durable, seamless and waterproof. It can expand and contract with the building,
reducing the cracks. With this roofing, you will be able to ensure your property to
be leak-free for the many years to come.

Another plus factor of SPF is that its composition are all eco-friendly.

3. Metal Roofing

Metal roofing is well-known for its lifespan. If installed and maintained properly, it
may last up to 50 years. Aside from that, there are other perks if you choose
metal roofing such as the design, strength, and resistance to fire.

There can be a wide selection of colors and materials. It can withstand strong
winds and other sever weather conditions. They can be made from recycled
material and are less prone to fire incidents.

4. Tar and Gravel Roofing

This type of roofing may also be called as Built-up Roofing. This is one of the
oldest roofing systems. It is installed by alternating asphalt or tar layers and
supporting fabrics on the roof. Aside from its long lifespan, it is known also for its
waterproofing ability. It can provide protection from UV. On top of these
advantages, this type of roofing needs very minimal upkeep after installation.