The Ultimate Commercial Roofing Guide

HP Roofing Pro, a local commercial roofer in California, provides "5 Commercial Roof Types Every Business Owner Must Know," which describes five commercial roofing system types, their applications, and their advantages.

  1. Metal roofing systems include aluminum, zinc, copper, corrugated galvanized steel, tile sheets, and coated or stainless steel. These last up to 60 years and some have integrated snow removal or solar systems.

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    They are attractive and fire-resistant, and while susceptible to corrosion, modern versions address that issue.
  2. PVC or TPO roof membranes resist UV light, chemical, and bacterial damage. They are heat-reflective, lightweight, as well as puncture and fire-resistant.
  3. Shingle roofing systems are popular for commercial properties with steep roof lines. Shingles types include asphalt, architectural, ceramic, slate, and plastic. They are affordable, versatile, and easy to install but may not be as durable as other commercial roof types.
  4. Spray-on roofing, or SPF, starts as a liquid spray that expands into a foam and hardens into a solid layer. It is eco-friendly and can go atop an existing roof. Insulating and waterproof, it lasts up to 50 years in any climate.
  5. Commercial cool roofing reflects heat and sunlight, extending a roof's life and reducing energy costs beyond the standard system. Acrylic versions work with metal and single-ply membranes, while silicone works well in wet environments by resisting pooling water.