Commercial Roofing Materials

Commercial and industrial roofs come in many forms. What type of roof your workplace has will depend on the needs of your building. If you’re a building owner, choosing between the different types of roofing material can be overwhelming. How do you know which is the best roofing material for your building? Don’t worry, as professionals in the roofing industry, the experts at State Roofing Systems can help. 

Commercial Roofing Materials

State Roofing Systems is an industry-leading roofing company that has a reputation for delivering high-quality results, with customer service that exceeds the expectations of our clients. We have been working on commercial and industrial roofing projects since 1981, so we know a thing or two about roofing systems. Our highly trained staff works with you to assess your building and identify the best roof style and materials to meet the needs of your business.  

When you choose us as your roofing provider, you can rest easy knowing your roof is in the hands of professionals.

Commercial and Industrial Roof Types

Unlike many of our competitors, we work on a diverse range of roof types. While most commercial and industrial structures tend to use flat roofs, we have seen some that use other types. That’s why we don’t limit ourselves to flat roofs. We do everything from flat to low slope, and even steep-slope roofs.

Roofing Materials

We work with a variety of materials. The only material we don’t do is spray foam. However, our team specializes in single-ply and hot and cold built-up (the most common type of material used for flat roofs).

  • Hot Built-Up: Hot built-up is a type of roofing membrane that uses multiple layers of reinforcement plies that are adhered with hot asphalt and surfaced with a variety of materials. This substance provides high flexibility and puncture resistance. The result is a durable, watertight roof system.
  • Cold Built-Up: This is another type of built-up material; however, it uses cold application cement instead of hot asphalt. It is applied when hot materials aren’t appropriate to use on a building.
  • Single-Ply System: Single-ply refers to flexible sheets of compounded plastic material. It’s typically used to cover and protect flat and low-sloped buildings. Using single-layer roofing material is a very clean process that can be applied without flaming torches or smoking kettles. And it doesn’t emit strong odors. 

Material Lifespan

How long the roofing material lasts depends on multiple factors. A roof that’s been improperly installed can shorten the lifespan of material. Weather is also known to have a big impact on material life expectancy. If you live in an area where the weather changes drastically between spring, summer, fall, and winter, the material will be under increased stress and life expectancy will be reduced.