Commercial roofing uses different roofing materials and techniques than residential roofing. We will help you determine the best options for your business and set you up with a roofing contractor. You may also want to become familiar with the roofing process (see our Roofing Resources guide). Here are some commercial roofing materials to be familiar with:
Some 30 years ago, cold process waterproofing mastics and adhesives were developed and offered to the commercial roofing marketplace. Again, using felts or layers, the traditional built-up roofs could now be installed using cold process bitumen instead of the hot kettle fired bitumen. These cold process products were solvent-based and acted as the bonding glue and waterproofing of the built-up roof system. Over the years, the cold process materials have been enhanced via new asphalt polymer chemistry. Therefore, cold process materials now are available in economy grades up to high-performing rubberized versions meeting demands of 21st century light-weight roofing construction. By using cold process, all the hazards of the kettle-heated asphalts are eliminated: no fires, limited fumes and odors, and no skin and muscle burns.
To see a complete list of commercial roofing materials, visit our Roofing Resources page.