Commercial Roofing Types and Their Unique Benefits

As the owner of a commercial property, you need to consider a variety of factors to keep your building fully functional. Of all these, your roofing is one of the most crucial. You need the right material type, along with professional installation, to enjoy a durable roofing system.


This can be tricky, however, since different buildings require different roofing types. For instance, a retail store usually needs a different type of roof than a church. Tugwell Roofing Co., the top Redding roofers, offers a variety of roofing types for commercial properties. We specialize in the following commercial roofing systems:

Metal Roofing

The common metals used in this roofing include metal tile sheets, stainless steel, copper, aluminum, and lead. This material offers lasting durability along with maintenance ease like no other. Metal is resistant to fire, winds, mildew, and pests, so you can expect the roof to last for up to 75 years. You can also apply a reflective coating to keep the roof “cool” and energy efficient.

Built-Up Roofing (BUR)

Also known as tar and gravel, BUR is one of the oldest and least expensive options for flat roofs. It comprises alternating layers of bitumen and reinforcing fabrics that create a finished membrane. This roof is “built-up” because it involves more than one layer.

You can usually find BURs in locations that are prone to extreme weather conditions. This is because its unique layering system offers a level of protection that other roof types cannot.

Modified Bitumen Roofing

This is essentially a “factory assembled” BUR with the addition of a plastic or rubber based binder. In this case, the number of layers installed determines its lifespan. It also addresses the problem of brittleness found in the BUR system by being more flexible. As such, modified bitumen membranes can resist punctures or tears easily. This roofing type is also popular in residential low-slope systems.

Single-ply Membranes

These are among the fastest growing commercial roofing systems today. There are two main types – thermoplastic and thermoset. These roofing types are popular choices where energy efficiency is a key consideration. They are also aesthetically pleasing, lightweight, and highly resistant.

As the top Redding roofing contractors, we will work closely with you to select the roofing type that best suits your commercial property. You can also rely on us for quality repair, coating, or maintenance work on your existing roof.

Contact us for a free estimate today by calling (530) 222-9983. You can also reach us though our online quote request form. We offer 100 % financing options and some of the best warranties in the industry.