Are you on the hunt for a reliable, dependable commercial roofing system? Give Taylor-Made Roofing a call to get started. In addition to building new commercial roofing systems, we can help you maintain an older roof, perform emergency repairs, complete tear-offs and recovers, and perform remodeling services.
Commercial Roofing Systems
If you’re new to the world of commercial roofing, you might be overwhelmed by the many systems available. Different systems complement different roofs, and each option comes with pros and cons. The experienced roofing professionals at Taylor-Made Roofing can help you choose between the many different systems available, including the following:
Flat roofs are amongst the most popular type of commercial roofing available, providing an attractive structure and increased functionality. For example, many companies choose to install heating and cooling equipment on their building’s flat roof. Plus, partially because they require less building material than pitched roofs, flat roofing systems are less expensive and easier to install and repair.
Before you commit to a commercial flat roofing system, you will need to explore the types of flat roofing available, which vary in material and structure. Amongst the many flat roofing systems in use today, the following are amongst the most popular:
BUR Roofing Systems
Built-up roofing systems (BUR) have been around for more than a century. They are inexpensive as well, featuring layers of hot asphalt separated by fiberglass felt and typically covered with cap sheet or gravel for UV protection. Although BUR roofing is affordable, asphalt is quite brittle and must be properly applied if you want the roof to have a long life.
EPDM Roofing Systems
Ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) roofing systems, which are made of rubber, provide a low-cost and easily installed roofing solution. A long-lasting EPDM roof requires proper installation by professionals.
MB Roofing Systems
Modified bitumen (MB) roofs, which are made of a chemically-modified, rubber-like asphalt, perform well in cold weather and can lower your energy bills. Although cost effective, MB roofs require multiple coatings to prevent leaks.
PVC Roofing Systems
Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is engineered for strength to provide a durable, long-lasting roof. The roofs’ membranes offer a watertight bond, and the product can be fully recycled at the end of its life.
TPO Roofing Systems
Thermoplastic olefin (TPO) roofing is heat-resistant, UV-resistant, durable, and aesthetically versatile. It offers many of the benefits of PVC and EPDM roofing at a lower cost. Although this is quite a new technology, so it is hard to currently say exactly how long TPO roofing systems will last, proper installation is essential.
We advise you to take your time as you consider and choose a commercial roofing system, as this roof will remain with the building for decades to come. Consider the durability, the composition, the materials, the cost, and the required maintenance. In addition, it is crucial that you choose an experienced and reliable roofer who will complete the installation correctly using quality materials. Luckily for you, we have someone in mind . . .
Taylor-Made Roofing can assist you at every step of the commercial roofing process. First, we can construct a new roof for you from scratch, building the perfect commercial roofing system for your building’s needs. Or, if you already have a roof, we can remodel it by tearing away the current system or building another layer on top of the current system (if the conditions permit it). Then, once your roof is in place, we can inspect it for wear-and-tear and complete repairs as needed. Regular maintenance will help you keep your roof in good condition.