Roofing for commercial buildings has evolved over the past several decades.
Technological advancements in roofing materials have increased the variety of roofing types for your commercial buildings.
With that said, the number of options you can choose can also create confusion about which is best for your building.
That’s why, at Instacoat Premium Products, we’ve compiled the following guide, which includes the most common types of roofing for commercial buildings.
1. Metal Roofing
Metal roofing is one of the best materials you can choose for your commercial building.
It has one of the longest lifespans, with an average of 100 years when properly maintained.
In addition, you can choose from a wide variety of materials, such as:
- Galvanized steel
Lastly, it is both flame and weather-resistant and with an IPP Silicone Roof Restoration System can reflect up to 88% of UV rays.
2. Built-Up Roofing (BUR)
Built-up roofs are probably the most common type of roofing for commercial buildings.
It consists of three layers of felt paper, asphalt, and gravel to create a waterproofing membrane that can be walked without sinking, making it great for commercial roofs with heavy foot traffic.
Built-up roofs work best on flat or low-slope roofs.
3. Modified Bitumen Roofing (Mod-Bid)
Modified Bitumen Roofing, often referred to as Mod-Bid roofing, is a type of roofing for commercial buildings made of fiberglass, asphalt, and ceramic-coated mineral granules for extra protection.
The fiberglass is combined with the melted asphalt to create the final product.
It is popular amongst building owners and property managers because of its durability and extreme weather resistance.
Roofing contractors can install it using different ways, including fully adhered or torch down.
4. Single-Ply Membranes
There are three main types of single-ply membranes for commercial buildings:
- EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Terpolymer)
- TPO (Thermoplastic Polyolefin)
- PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride)
They are rubber and other synthetic materials layered to create an excellent, long-lasting waterproofing membrane on your commercial roof after being ballasted, mechanically attached, or fully adhered.
5. Liquid-Applied Restoration Systems
Liquid-applied restoration membranes are one of the best solutions for roof restoration.
Property managers and building owners can save up to 2 or 3 times in their maintenance budget.
It can increase the roof’s lifespan by another 25 years or more.
At Instacoat Premium Products, we have a wide variety of liquid-applied restoration systems, such as:
- Neoprene Rubber
- Primer Bleed Blocker
To discover the IPP Commercial Roof Restoration Systems, click here.
6. Green Roofs
Green roofs or vegetative roofs are a type of roofing for commercial buildings that have won popularity these days.
They are an excellent option for highly populated areas; they can help put more oxygen into the air to offset smog in populated cities and can even be used as rooftops in commercial buildings.
At Instacoat Premium Products, we have two types of green roofing systems for your building.
To discover the IPP Green Roof System Components, click here.
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