5 Types of Commercial Roofing

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Industrial or commercial building owners that require a new roof or want to build a new structure have to choose from a wide variety of commercial roofing materials. It can be an overwhelming task since there are hundreds of commercial roofing materials out there. 

However, we have made the task easier for you. Here we have listed down some of the best types of commercial roofing Duluth MN to ensure a reliable and long-lasting commercial space.

 

Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer Roofing

Commonly known as rubber roofing, EPDM is one of the most budget-friendly roofing systems available in the market today. As compared to other roofing systems, it is easier to install and super lightweight. 

Unlike most inexpensive roofs, EPDM roofing does not get damaged by harmful UV rays or heavy snowfalls or rainfalls. It is also quite durable and can last for up to 20 years without question. 

However, remember that EPDM comes in only one color – black. So, if you’re looking for an aesthetically pleasing roof, this may not be the best choice. 

 

Polyvinyl Chloride Roofing

PVC roof is made of two or more layers of PVC. These PVC layers contain additives that help make the material flexible and stable. Like rubber roofing, PVC roofs are quite lightweight and durable. 

The material helps protect the roof against environmental issues such as excessive moisture, stormy winds, fire, and chemicals. However, PVC roofing has quite a few downsides. It is relatively expensive and tends to shrink over time. 

 

Spray Polyurethane Foam Roofing

SPF roofing is a type of sturdy plastic roofing that saves energy and additional coatings. Investing in a multi-layer SPF roof system is always a great choice as it offers twice as strength and durability than the traditional SPF roofing. 

When properly maintained, an SPF roof can last for about 40 years and more. Unlike other roofs, SPF roofing offers optimum heat insulation, reinforces structural support, and lasts a lifetime. 

 

Built-Up Roofing

Also known as BUR, built-up roofing is best for low-slope roofs. It is composed of different layers of asphalt and reinforcing fabric with a top layer of gravel or stone. That being said, you can choose the number of layers or supporting fabrics you want on your roof.

Depending on the materials you choose, the price range of this commercial roof type can vary. 

 

Green Roofing

Green roofs consist of a layer of vegetation planted over a waterproof system. It is typically installed on top of a sloped roof and offers many ecological and economic benefits. For instance, the roof helps reduce heat and saves energy. 

These are the best commercial roofing systems to go for. Before you pick one, make sure you seek advice from professional commercial roofers and decide accordingly.

 

Rhino Roofing
4413 Venture Ave, Suite 200, Duluth, MN 55811
(218) 724-7663

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