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HomeRoof Types
Home Roof Types
Commercial Roof Types
We will help you choose the best type of roofing system for your commercial building.
  • Shingles
  • Slate
  • Ceramic Tile
  • Metal
  • TPO (Thermoplastic Polyolefin)
  • PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride)
  • EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Dien Monomer)
  • Modified Bitumen
  • BUR (Built up Roofs)
  • Coatings

One of the most common roofing materials made of overlapping sections regardless of the materials. The most common materials are asphalt, made of bitumen and embedded in an organic fiberglass mat.
1. Three Tab Shingles – Popular asphalt shingles that are made in three regularly spaced tabs in a repetitive pattern. A popular shingle that provides economical roofing protection.
2. Architectural Shingles – A heavier shingle with two layers bonded together and cut using different patterns. This shingle may also be called dimensional, laminated or composite shingles. Architectural shingles have are stronger and are more durable in addition to their decorative appeal.
3. Shakes – Strips of wood, often red cedar, cut and overlapped like shingles. Shakes provide a rustic look to most structures. There are also a variety shingles made to provide a shake like appearance.

Slate is a fine-grained rock derived from an original shale-type sedimentary rock. When cut properly, slate will form smooth flat sheets of stone which can be used for roofing tiles. Slate occurs in a variety of colors even from a single locality.

Decorative tiles, often made of terracotta, giving them their red color that are curved for strength resembling a half pipe. The tiles are overlapped and sealed.

Galvanized steel or aluminum installed in various size panels. Varieties include:
1. Copper – used today for decorative use, copper can be easily fabricated and can last for hundreds of years.
2. Standing Seam – is a metal installed with concealed fasteners.
3. Corrugated Metal – the metal is raised or corrugated for design and strength and usually fastened with screws and sealant.
4. Flat Seam – Flat seam metal with soldered seams.
5. Designer Metal (Shakes, Tile or Shingles) – Because of the flexibility of metal, it can be formed to look like slate, shakes or tile then overlapped and fused together.

Plastic sheets welded together with hot air creating continuous sheet membrane. Roles of membrane are heat welded with hot air to create a mechanically fastened thermoplastic roof.

PVC roofing materials are ideal for any low slope or flat application. This membrane roofing is highly engineered to withstand the test of time providing long term performance even under the toughest conditions. PVC is available in a variety of colors and some prints.

An extremely durable synthetic rubber roofing membrane widely used in low-slope buildings. EPDM is usually black in color but is also available in white. EPDM can be installed either fully adhered mechanically attached or ballasted, with seams of the roofing system sealed with liquid adhesives or specially formulated tape.

Heat welded, asphalt-adhered or installed with adhesive. Asphalt is mixed with polymers and then applied to fiberglass and /or polyester mat. Seams are sealed by melting asphalt with heat, hot mopping of asphalt or adhesives.

Sometimes referred to as tar & gravel – Multiple plies of salt-saturated organic felt or coated fiberglass felt. Plies of felt are adhered with hot asphalt, coal tar pitch or adhesive.

A variety of coatings are used to recondition and seal other types of roofs to extend their life. Coatings will often extend the life of a roof by five to 10 years or some elastomeric coatings being warrantied for as much as 15 years.