Today’s commercial property owners are fortunate, in that they don’t have to worry if a commercial roofing system will work with their property, no matter how unusual the building type is. Precision Roofing Inc. lists the popular types of commercial roofing systems available today.
Built-Up Roofing — BUR, or built-up roofing, is one of the oldest types of commercial roofing systems that is still in use today. BUR is built up from alternating layers of bitumen and adhesive on top of the roofing substrate. Once the multiple layers of roofing material are dry and firm, the top layer is covered by gravel or a similar material. This top layer acts as the ballast, as well as improves impact protection and energy efficiency. BUR is ideal for flat roofs that are constantly exposed to high winds.
Modified Bitumen — Modified bitumen is a multi-ply roofing system similar to BUY, except that the top layer is a cap sheet, which creates a relatively smoother surface. It has comparable performance to BUR in terms of wind-, impact- and puncture-resistance. Commercial roofing companies like us recommend modified bitumen roofs for commercial properties with roofs that accommodate a significant amount of foot traffic.
Standing Seam Metal — Standing seam metal is one of the most versatile roofing materials available today. It works on roofs of all shapes, sizes and slopes. When properly installed, a metal roof is wind- and impact-resistant. It also has an exceptionally long life span, and can last for up to 75 years with proper care and maintenance. Metal roofs can also be coated with just about any color. Whether you’re looking into the benefits of “cool” roofing, or if you need a specific roof color for company branding, a metal roof may just be what you need.
Single-Ply — Single-ply roofing features a single layer of roofing material laid over the roofing substrate. The seams are welded using heat or adhesive, and can be installed loose-laid and ballasted, or adhered using special adhesives. In addition to the quick installation process and relatively low cost, single-ply roofing can also qualify as a reflective “cool” roof. Depending on your roofing requirements, you can choose EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer) or TPO (thermoplastic olefin), also known as “rubber” and “plastic” roofing, respectively.
Precision Roofing Inc. is your leading provider of commercial and residential roof replacement services. Give us a call at (845) 307-0017 or fill out our contact form. We serve customers in White Plains, NY, and the surrounding areas.