Types of Roofing
At JDM Roofing Co., Inc., we know how important it is to have a robust and secure roof. Commercial roofing systems come in many types, and we’re here to help make sense of all the different options. This guide will tell you all about roofing systems and help you decide which is best for you.
Roofing comes in several different types, including:
- Rubber roof systems (also called EPDM roofing)
- Thermoplastic roofing (also called TPO roofing)
- Modified bitumen roofing
- Asphalt shingle roofing
- Metal roofing
Single-Ply Membrane Roofing
Single-ply membrane roofing includes TPO and EPDM roofing. It refers to a type of roofing that uses flexible commercial roofing material and is best for flat and low-slope roofing systems. Single-ply membranes offer excellent protection against inclement weather and UV rays, cutting down on the need for air conditioning in summer.
Modified Bitumen Roofing
Modified bitumen roofing is another type of single-ply roofing that uses asphalt. This roofing can be applied with hot or cold asphalt and is especially good for waterproofing. This is an alternative for those who want single-ply roofing but prefer a more classic look. Built-up roofing is a variation of this that utilizes multiple layers of roofing. A roofer applies a base layer, then covers it with felt, topping it all off with a layer of bitumen. The multiple layers provide extra protection that is well suited to extreme climates.
Asphalt Shingle Roofing
Shingles are a versatile option for commercial roofing, coming in such options as:
Asphalt shingles are excellent for sloping roofs and offer excellent weather protection. This type of roofing is one of the most affordable and offers many different styles and materials from which to choose. Asphalt shingles are durable and easy to repair if need be, so they’re a good choice for long-lasting roofing.
Metal roofing is one of the most energy-efficient options and is durable and low-maintenance. Whether custom-made or pre-fabricated metal, it will always be the correct size. Metal roofing comes in many different styles, so if you’re seeking an attractive stainless steel look, metal roofing is for you.
Practically all commercial roofing systems can benefit from coatings like a sealant. Sealant helps protect a roof from the environment and acts as a heat reflector to keep cooling costs down. Sealant extends a roof’s lifespan and proves many other benefits.