Notes on Choosing a Commercial Roofing System

It’s easy to think a roof is just a roof, a component of a building that seems simple enough. The roof, however, carries plenty of weight — literally and figuratively — when it comes to the water-tightness and integrity of a commercial building. Choosing a commercial roof type — and the right commercial roofers — is not that simple, though. Here is some information to help you get started on choosing the right roof.

Notes on Choosing a Commercial Roofing System


More affordable than most other roofing systems and equipped with enough durability that allows manufacturers to cover it with 30-plus-year warranties, the single-ply roof is highly popular. TPO, EPDM, and PVC are the most common materials used in making single-ply roofs. TPO enjoys good approval ratings due to its capacity for holding pooling water. These roofs are typically less messy to apply than asphalt-based materials. Any commercial structure can benefit from the qualities of single-ply roofing, but they are best suited for warehouses and office buildings where access to the top of the roof is limited.


Older buildings typically have asphalt-based roofs. Commercial roofers understand that this material used to be the standard. Other materials have gained some traction, however, such as single-ply systems. That being said, many structures still use asphalt-based roofs, which are thick and durable. They are composed of several layers of asphalt and fiberglass, which make them highly resilient. Many asphalt commercial roofs last up to 50 years or longer. You’re likely to find asphalt-based roofing systems on schools and manufacturing facilities.

Though both of these roofing types are great options, the applications are not always the same. Your roofer can discuss the pros and cons of these roofs, as well as those of other possible options, so you can choose the right type that will work best for your building.

Commercial roofers like Alpine Roofing Construction offer some of the best options when it comes to your roofing needs. Get in touch with us at (214) 528-9897 or fill out our contact form for a consultation. We can help you in Dallas, Fort Worth, and Arlington, TX, as well as in other parts of Texas.

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