No matter what size business you run, or how large or small your company's building is, our experienced South Jersey Commercial Roofers have you covered.
Many commercial buildings (such as apartment buildings, retail locations, churches, smaller businesses and office buildings) utilize asphalt shingle roofing, which is also used for residential roofing. But larger commercial and industrial buildings (such as warehouses, manufacturing facilities, shopping centers, hospitals, gyms, schools and hotels) have flat roofs. Flat roofs require different roofing materials than pitched/sloped roofing.
There are several types of flat roofing systems, but EPDM, TPO, BUR, and Modified Bitumen are the most common. At Hammond Roofing, we have over 30 years of experience and skill with installing all types of commercial roofing in South Jersey, and we can advise you on the best type of roofing material for your specific needs.
EPDM roofing is a rubber-like material (often called "rubber roofing") that's commonly used for flat commercial roofing in South Jersey. EPDM roofing is very durable.
If your South Jersey commercial flat roof is black, fairly smooth (no gravel), and looks like rubber, it's most likely EPDM roofing (although the EPDM roof may be covered in a white roof coating for better leak and heat resistance).
TPO roofing is a type of "single-ply membrane roofing" that comes in rolls. Since it's a light color (usually white, but sometimes grey or beige), it offers the benefit of reflectivity which can help keep your South Jersey commercial building cooler in the summer. TPO roofing is flexible and can also expand and contract with building settling and temperature shifts (unlike EPDM roofing). It's also more resistant to dirt and mold, and more puncture-resistant, than EPDM.
If your South Jersey commercial flat roof is white or a light color, fairly smooth, and looks like rubber, it's TPO or a coated EPDM roof.
BUR Roofing ("Built-Up Roof" membrane, also known as "Tar and Gravel" roofs) have been used for roofs for 100 years, and became quite popular for commercial roofing in the 1960's. Therefore, BUR roofing has a proven track record of being a reliable, durable, long-lasting option for flat roofs in South Jersey. And BUR is the cheapest of the four most common roofing materials. A BUR roof can last up to 25 years, but of course this depends on the quality of installation, which must be done properly and precisely. Poor installation and lack of ongoing maintenance can greatly decrease the lifespan of a BUR roof. This is why it's so important to work with an experienced, dependable roofing contractor for your South Jersey commercial roof.
If your South Jersey commercial flat roof is coated in what looks like gravel, then it's a BUR roof.
Modified Bitumen Roofing (also called Torch Down Roofing) is an improvement over the older BUR roofing in several ways. Because Modified Bitumen roofing combines the reinforcing fabric and bitumen binder into a single roll, installation is easier. This type of roofing also has additives that make it stronger, more flexible, and more heat resistant. However, modified bitumen roofing must still be installed by an experience South Jersey Commercial Roofer, as there are two types of modified bitumen membranes to choose from, each with its own pros and cons depending on the specific use. At Hammond Roofing, we know which roofing products will work best on your South Jersey commercial roof!
If your South Jersey commercial flat roof looks like the granules of an asphalt shingle (which may or may not be covered with a roof coating), and there are seams in the roofing material every 3 feet, then it's most likely a modified bitumen roof.