If you are constructing a new building or looking to upgrade the roof on an existing building, it is important to know what your options are. There are three main types of commercial roofing systems and each has its pros and cons. Knowing the difference will help you know what type of commercial roofing installation you are looking for to meet your needs.

Thermoplastic Roofing

Thermoplastic roofing systems are one of the fastest-growing commercial roofing systems. This roofing system is made up of a durable material with a low-temperature flexibility and a high-temperature tolerance. These roofs are resistant to ozone and ultraviolet rays and have a typical lifespan of over 20 years. Another advantage to choosing this material for your commercial roofing installation is that it is highly resistant to fire, punctures, chemicals, and high winds.

EPDM Rubber Roofing System

EPDM is a synthetic rubber roofing membrane that is commonly used in low-slope buildings. Available in black and white, EPDM comes from ethylene and propylene, which are derived from oil and natural gas. EPDM roofing offers both superior durability and versatility, which makes it one of the longest-lasting commercial roofing options available. These roofing systems are easier to install, maintain, and repair than most of the other types of commercial roofs.

Solar Panels

Solar panels can be either mounted on a rooftop or used with glass, membrane, and a roof-mounted tile. They absorb the sunlight and convert it to energy that can be utilized as power inside the building. While solar panels aren’t in wide use, they do offer an excellent opportunity to conserve energy in your building and control the skyrocketing costs of energy.

Regardless of the type of commercial roofing installation that you want to have installed on your building, contact John Bean Roofing to have all your questions answered and to book your free estimate. You can also follow them on Twitter for more updates.