Choosing your commercial roofing system can be hard. It’s important that you make the right choice. One main factor when deciding on roofing materials is the type of building. Is it a warehouse or an office? Does the roof get constant foot traffic? Is it flat or slightly sloped? Is it a new or old building? Are you planning on selling? All of these variables must be taken into consideration. Let’s take a look at some options so you know how to make a smart choice.

Single-ply Roofing System

Single-ply roofing systems are the most popular choice right now. They are both affordable and durable. When installed right, single-ply roofing systems last over 30 years. They are often made from materials like EPDM rubber (ethylene propylene diene terpolymer). The two main ingredients are made from oil and natural gas. Additionally, EPDM roofs come in white to reflect the sun, which helps cut down on cooling costs. EPDM roofs also come in other colors to suit your building. These roofs are also super easy to repair and maintain. Single-ply roofing systems are common on warehouses and offices, but they can be used on almost any commercial building.

Asphalt-based Roofing System

Asphalt-based roofing systems were once the industry standard. They are a bit more expensive because they are more complicated to install. Prices also vary since the materials are mainly made from petroleum.  However, when done right, an asphalt-based roofing system can last up to 50 years. These roofs are made from layers of modified rolls which are covered in asphalt and then capped with gravel.

Self-Adhered Modified Roofing System

Self-adhered modified roofing systems are another option. These are more expensive than EPDM roofing systems and have a much more complicated installation process. These roofs combine asphalt and other rubbery agents to create a unique and durable roofing system. Self-adhered modified roofs are recommended for roofs with heavy foot traffic. If your foot is in contact with tree branches, then this roof is also a great choice.

Contact Us for a Free Estimate!

Clearly, choosing a commercial roofing system is not all that easy. There are a lot of different things to consider. That’s where Community Roofing comes in. We are Milwaukee’s roofing experts and we can tell you exactly what kind of roof suits your individual needs. For a free estimate, fill out our contact form or just give us a call at 414-332-1139.