Although commercial roofing systems have the same purpose as residential ones, there are some differences in the way they are installed and the materials they use. You will need to talk with a professional roofing contractor about the best roofing system for your commercial property.

Here’s a quick guide to give you an idea of the commercial roofing options available in Florida.

Built up roofing or BUR membrane

Built-up roofing, also known as BUR roof, is a roofing system made of tar and gravel. It is composed of multiple layers or piles which make it more durable. This commercial roofing option is a great choice for low-slope systems. It is durable and economical.

Metal roofing

They are available in many materials including metal tiles sheets, stainless steel, zinc, and tin. Metal Roofs are a popular choice among commercial buildings because of their durability, fire resistance ratings, and sustainability. Protective layers are also available to protect against rust and sun damage.

Modified bitumen roofing

Mod-bit roofing is made up of layers of bitumen and reinforced roof fabrics. It attaches to rooftops in two-ply systems for greater stability and protection. They are easy to maintain and have a greater tensile force than other flat commercial roofing systems.

EPDM or Thermoset roof membrane

Thermoset, or EPDM roofing is long-lasting and versatile. It is easy to install and maintain. It is resistant to ozone and other solvents, as well as flexible in cold temperatures. Additionally, it has reflective properties which can help reduce cooling costs.

Roof membrane made of thermoplastic or PVC & TPO.

These roofs can be used for second-generation applications. They are light, durable, puncture resistant, reflective, and highly reflective. PVC and TPO commercial roofing systems can be found in many businesses that emit oils from their ventilation systems.

Green roofing system

Green roofs are a sustainable choice. They can improve efficiency and help manage water and drainage issues. They are also environmentally friendly and can add a unique look to buildings.

This post was written by Ted Williams! Ted is the owner of A Old Time Roofing which is the premier roofing contractors in Clearwater FL! Ted is a Master Elite Weather Stopper GAF Roofing Contractor, a double award winner of Best Steep-Slope Contractor from GAF and achiever of Master Elite Consumer Protection Excellence from GAF. He has been serving the Pinellas County area since 1978.  Old Time Roofing has a tradition of quality workmanship, servicing residential and commercial properties.