The goal of a roofing system is simple. It must keep moisture out of your commercial property and ensure that the contents inside stay dry. While that might not seem like a big job, if you’ve ever experienced a leaking roof, then you know that the roofing system is critical, especially for commercial properties.
While some commercial properties have steep-sloped roofs, most have flat or low-slope roofs. The average roof pitch of these systems is 0.25:12 to 3:12. These roofing systems are not completely flat since water still needs to be drained off of it to prevent pooling, which can cause leaks.
If you’re in the market for a new commercial roofing system, Green Tree Home Solutions is one of the most technologically-advanced roofing companies in the St. Louis area. We also back up our craftsmanship and products with superior warranties. Our goal is to successfully complete each product at an affordable price.
Types of Commercial Roofing Systems
As an experienced roofing company, Green Tree Home Solution can direct you to a roofing material that will keep your property protected with minimal maintenance. In our experience, thermoplastic olefin (TPO), modified bitumen and ethylene propylene diene terpolymer (EPDM) flat roofing materials are some of the best on the market. Here’s a breakdown of their properties and benefits.
This is a type of single-ply thermoplastic membrane, meaning that we don’t have to install multiple layers. It is available in multiple colors, but the typical options are tan, white and gray. This type of roofing is resistant to wind, dirt, algae, ultraviolet (UV) rays and heat. In fact, it’s an extremely energy-efficient roof and might mitigate the urban heat island effect.
This is a synthetic rubber roofing membrane, made from ethylene and propylene. EPDM is one of the least expensive flat roofing systems on the market, and it’s very lightweight, eliminating the need to reinforce your structure before installation. It doesn’t absorb heat and isn’t affected by UV rays. It’s also extremely leak-resistant.
- Modified Bitumen:
This roof features layers of asphalt that have been mixed with rubber or plastic to make it more flexible, stable and stronger than traditional asphalt. Modified bitumen roofs are waterproof and very easy to install and maintain. The reduced labor also means that they’re a more cost-efficient option for business owners.
Schedule a Roof Quote Today
Your commercial roofing system must be in good shape. Stop issues in their tracks by enlisting Green Tree Home Solutions to handle all your upcoming roofing projects. Call us at 618-767-6430 in Illinois or 314-690-1328 in Missouri, or you can fill out our online form to get started.