It’s important to understand the most common types of commercial roofing and how they’re different from each other when you’re shopping around for commercial roofing options. In this short guide, we’ll discuss roofing options for commercial buildings that our own professionals at 3G Roofing recommend.
BUR is short for built-up roofing. This particular type of roofing is, to put it succinctly, built on-site, hence the name. A commercial roofer will typically stack layers of different sheets such as the base sheet, interply sheets, and a surfacing material such as liquid coating, gravel or a cap sheet. This is held together by hot asphalt, which also serves as its weatherproofing. BURs are highly recommended for low-slope commercial buildings.
Ethylene Propylene Diene Terpolymer can be a mouthful but it’s usually referred to simply as EPDM. This roofing type is possibly the best option if you’re only considering synthetic rubber as roofing materials. Installation is also much easier because you don’t have to move any existing fixtures on the roof during placement.
In the past, many people avoid metal roofing to avoid commercial roof repair due to rust. Modern metal roofing systems have come a long way to work around this little problem in recent years. In fact, metal roofing has become one of the most popular options both for commercial and residential buildings.
Whatever material you choose for your building, it’s important to trust only the experts and with over 30 years of experience, 3G Roofing is guaranteed to meet any and all your roofing needs. From commercial roofing installation, to repair and replacement, our professionals are ready to take on any project.
3G Roofing is also well-versed in residential roof repair. Give us a call at (210) 373-3358 today to get a free estimate. We serve homeowners in the greater San Antonio, TX area.