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The Commercial Building Roofing Process

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Explaining a commercial building’s roofing process can be quite helpful for those who are yet unfamiliar with this topic and do not know which type of roof works best for their specific needs and preferences. We could refer here to five types of commercial roofing Aurora systems, each with its unique characteristics, method of installation, and so on.

Built-up roofs have been used in the US for about a hundred years. In short, these types of roofs are made of asphalt paper, on top of which a layer of hot liquid tar is added. About 12 layers of asphalt paper and tar can be added on top of each other, depending on the roofing contractor’s methods and practices.

Metal panel roofing systems are typically used for factories and warehouses. With this type of roofing, sealants are used between joints and seams so as not to allow water to penetrate inside. If properly maintained, metal panel roofs can last for about 40 or 50 years.

Modified bitumen membranes are some other good examples of commercial building roofs. In this case, the asphalt contains modifiers, which make it more flexible and elastic on its both sides.

PVC or TPO membranes are some other materials used for commercial buildings. These are usually seamed by heat welding.