Commercial Roofing

CommerciCommercial flat roofs can be much less expensive to install than pitched or steep slope roofs because they require less material to cover fewer square feet.

If you own a company or commercial property, you understand how critical it is to safeguard your investment. The roof is an important element of that investment, and we promise that our work will be of the highest quality. Whether it’s a big roof repair or a new installation, we’ll get the job done right the first time. It’s a standard we’re determined to keep!

Let us show you why we’re the greatest roofing company in the business if you need a roofing company. Every work we perform reflects our dedication to quality! Among our commercial roofing services are:

  • New Building Construction
  • All Types of Roofing Repairs
  • Waterproofing
  • Preventative Treatment with Polyurethane Foam Spray
  • Tile Roofs
  • Metal Retrofits
  • Re-Roofing
  • Coatings

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When we meet with prospective clients, they are generally evaluating various roofing systems. We are frequently asked, “What are the most common forms of commercial roofing?” Which is superior? Which is the most affordable option? This post will go over five different forms of commercial roofing.

At Valor Roofing & Restoration, for over a decade, we have been assisting customers in selecting the best roof for their structure and budget. When it comes to receiving quotations from contractors, we want everyone to feel empowered.

5 Types Of Commercial Roofing

Spray Polyurethane Foam Roofing

Commercial Roofing Cleveland

Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) is a low-maintenance roofing material for commercial, industrial, and manufacturing buildings. Spray Polyurethane Foam, or SPF, is a substance that is sprayed as a liquid and then expands into a foam, forming a solid layer across an existing roof.

While SPF roofing is not the most well-known form of roofing material, it has been used for industrial, commercial, and residential structures since the early 1960s. An SPF roofing system may be utilized in any environment and, when built and maintained properly, can endure for more than 50 years.

Spray Polyurethane Roofing Advantages

There are quite a few benefits of SPF roofing systems:

  • Energy Efficient – SPF delivers thermal, air, and moisture barriers to provide the highest R-value per inch.
  • Durable – The foam material can expand and contract with the building, decreasing the likelihood of cracks and splitting.
  • Seamless and Waterproof – The continuous solid surface does not require joints or seams, removing the most vulnerable area for leaking.
  • Environmentally Friendly – In most cases, there is minimal stripping of the original roof – eliminating the need for costly roof tear-offs and waste. The materials that are used for SPF roofing systems are also environmentally friendly: Zero Ozone Depleting Potential (ODP), Low in the Emission of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), Free from Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), Ultra-Low Global Warming Potential (GWP).

Single-Ply Membrane Roofing

Single-Ply Membrane EPDM Installation

Single-Ply Membrane EPDM Installation

Single-Ply Membrane is a tried-and-true roofing material for commercial, industrial, and manufacturing buildings. Single-Ply Membranes are rubber and other synthetic sheets that may be ballasted, mechanically attached, or chemically bonded to insulation to create a layer of protection for your business facility.

While Single-Ply Membrane Roofing is one of the most well-known forms of commercial roofing material, there are numerous more options to meet your budget and facility requirements.

Single-Ply Membrane Advantages

A commercial single-ply membrane roof can endure for 30 years if properly installed and maintained. Other advantages of single-ply membrane roofing systems include:

  • Proven Track Record – EPDM roofing has been used for commercial flat roofing for over years. This amount of time on the market has allowed various laboratory and field studies to be performed and tracked.
  • Customer Choice of Insulation – Since single-ply membrane roofing does not include the insulation factor, as a customer you have more options to choose from to insulate your facility’s roof.
  • Class A Fire-Rated – TPO membranes and EPDM can achieve Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Class A fire resistance listings by adding fire retardant chemicals during the manufacturing process.
  • Reflective or Retentive – TPO is generally white and highly reflective. On the other side of the spectrum, EPDM is often described as “Black Roofs,” due to the natural dark color of the membrane.

Metal Roofing

Metal Roof Restoration

Metal Roofing is one of the market’s oldest commercial roofing solutions. The majority of metal roofing systems are made of corrugated galvanized steel, however other materials such as aluminum or tin can also be utilized.

Although metal roofing material is lightweight, it may be installed directly on top of an existing roof. After installing a metal roofing system, a coating can be applied for waterproofing, rust prevention, and UV protection.

Metal Roofing Advantages

If properly installed and maintained, a commercial metal roof can last 40 years. There are quite a few other benefits of metal roofing systems:

  • Design – Variety of material and color choices.
  • Stability – Ability to hold up to high winds and snow.
  • Energy Efficient – Sheet metal can be made from recycled material.
  • Fire Resistance – Metal panels are less prone to fire damage and do not promulgate fire events.

Shingle Roofing

Commercial Roofing on Church

Although shingles are most commonly associated with residential roofing, they are also frequently utilized in steep slope commercial roofing applications. Shingles can be manufactured from a variety of materials, including wood, slate, metal, plastic, ceramic, and asphalt-based composites. Asphalt and architectural shingles are the two primary types of shingles.

Asphalt Shingles: the most widespread and cost-effective shingle on the market, utilized for a variety of purposes. On average, these roof systems come with 15 – 30-year guarantees.

Architectural Shingles: multi-layered and heavier to add durability and weatherproofing to the building. Often comes with “lifetime” warranties.

Shingle Roofing Advantages

Some benefits of commercial shingle roofing include:

  • Design – Wide variety of colors and designs
  • Durable – Some types of shingles are class IV hail rated
  • Easy Repair – Easy to spot and repair small areas of damage

Built-Up Roofing

Tar and Gravel Roofing

Tar and Gravel Roofing

Built-Up Roofing Systems have been in use in the United States for over a century. These kinds of roofs are usually known as “tar and gravel” roofs. Built-up systems are placed directly onto the roof by alternating layers of asphalt or tar and supporting textiles. You have the option of specifying the number of layers (or plies) to be installed. A built-up roofing system’s final layer is made of stone or gravel.

Built-Up Roofing Advantages

A commercial built-up roof can survive for 40 years if properly erected and maintained. Other advantages of built-up roofing systems include:

  • Seamless and Waterproof – The continuous solid surface does not require joints or seams, removing the most vulnerable area for leaking.
  • UV Rays – provides ultra-violet protection.
  • Low- maintenance – Minimal upkeep needed after installation.

As you can see, there are several options when it comes to a new business roof. Each of the five types of commercial roofing has advantages and disadvantages; determining which one is best is a customer-by-customer decision.


Valor Roofing & Restoration provides environmentally friendly and energy-efficient roofing solutions for commercial, industrial, manufacturing, and municipal facilities. We have built over 60,000,000 square feet of commercial roofing in the last 40 years, and our professional staff is ready to assist you.

Fill out our quotation form for a free no-obligation commercial roof quote from our team of professionals if you are seeking for maintenance, repair, or replacement of your facility’s roof.

*Reported costs are not quotes, they are approximate costs. Please contact Valor Roofing & Restoration to request a quote and proposal for your roof.