Types of Commercial Roofing Systems
If you’re in the process of constructing a new building or planning the replacement of an outdated roof on an existing commercial building, there are three main types of commercial roofing systems to consider:
Elastomeric Roof Coating Systems
Keeping buildings cooler and making roofs last longer has created a boom in Elastomeric Roof Coatings usage in recent years. The benefits of an elastomeric coating roof system include:
- Extended Durability
- Top Energy Saving Solution
- Reduced Repair Costs
- Ultraviolet Resistant
- Ponded water resistant
- Applied Over Most Roofing Material
- Aesthetically Pleasing
“Cool Roofs,” using white elastomeric roof coatings to reflect heat and light away from the roof, provide huge financial benefits in reducing air conditioning costs and equipment wear. You can even take advantage of the tax incentives allotted by the federal government for energy-saving improvements, including cool roof coatings such as elastomeric roof coating systems.
The advantages of choosing an elastomeric roof coating, between the exceptional protection and the cost savings, are too great to pass up.
Thermoplastic Roofing Systems
TPO roofing systems are made of an especially durable material with low-temperature flexibility and a high-temperature tolerance, these roofs are exceptionally resistant to ultraviolet, ozone, and chemical exposure. TPO roof systems can be expected to have a lifespan of 20+ years, and also feature high resistance to fire, punctures, chemicals, and high winds.
TPO roofing systems combine both polypropylene (plastic) and ethylene-propylene (rubber) using state-of-the-art polymer manufacturing technology. The result is an ideal commercial roofing system that is reliable, cost-effective, energy-efficient, and easy to install.
Hot Tar Roofing Systems
Built-up hot tar roofs can be designed and specified to meet a broad range of building waterproofing applications, depending on the needs of the building owner. Built-up hot tar roofs are especially resistant to damage from wind, hail, and snow. They are easy to repair and ideally suited for applications requiring a high level of redundancy.
Among the advantages of Built-up Roofing Systems:
- Hot Tar Roofing surfacing materials can be coated with paint or other reflective materials to reduce the effects of UV radiation. These coatings provide the additional benefit of reducing cooling and heating costs.
- Proven track record of performance
- A broad range of application methods
- Available as part of a fire, wind, and/or hail-rated roofing system
- Wide choice of top-surfacing, including “Cool Roofing” options
- With insulation, provides an even better-performing building component
- Superior waterproofing characteristics
- High tensile-strength
- Competitive life-cycle cost
- Long-term warranties are available with many BUR systems