An Overview of Our Commercial Roofing Options

By Stacy Mellete

Commercial roofing has different requirements than residential roofing and which will require different materials. At Affordable Roofing Systems, we offer several commercial roofing options that ensure comfort, energy efficiency and reliable long-term performance.

Here’s an overview of our commercial roofing options:


Also known as BUR or built-up roofing, tar-and-gravel roofing is the oldest kind of commercial roofing and remains an effective solution for roofs that require resistance against wind and high foot traffic.

The built-up layers of bitumen and adhesive are traditionally topped with gravel that acts both as ballast and protection against heat from the sun. We use advanced materials that reduce environmental impact without compromising performance.


Modified Bitumen

Modified bitumen is a version of traditional tar-and-gravel roofing system that uses a cap sheet instead of gravel as the top layer. Like tar-and-gravel roofing systems, modified bitumen is ideal for high-traffic roofs, can withstand impact and sharp objects and can be easily repaired. Installation is simpler, as it will only require two layers on top of the substrate to be completed.


While often used in residential applications, metal works equally well with commercial roofing. It works on any slope, withstands strong winds, and, with proper maintenance, can last up to 75 years. Coatings that add cool roofing properties can also be added to metal roofs, which can reduce the amount of heat absorbed by it. This lessens the building’s air conditioning requirements.

EPDM and TPO Roofing Membranes

Ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) and thermoplastic olefin (TPO) are membranous roofing materials installed as a single layer. In addition to their short installation time, properly-installed EPDM and TPO can endure the elements and can be swiftly repaired. EPDM and TPO can be made with built-in cool roofing properties straight from the factory as they’re made of plastic. Note, though, as a single-layer roofing material, not all EPDM and TPO products can weather high foot traffic.

For more information, including our other services like roof repairs, call Affordable Roofing Systems today at (813) 542-8462. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule a free in-home roofing estimate. We serve many areas in and near Tampa, FL and St. Petersburg, FL.

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Our Roofing Solutions

Your roof has an important job to do to keep your home dry, but it can also be an impressive home feature.


Our stone coated steel roofing system is available in a wide range of styles including Tile, Shake, Slate, and Shingle, and in a variety of colors. We’ll help you to choose one that will fit your home’s style and your budget.


As the most-used roofing type across North America, asphalt strikes a balance between price and durability, with a life expectancy of up to 20. Shingles are available for those who want affordable, genuine slate roofing.


Tile roofs offer unparalleled value when cost per year of use is factored in. While upfront costs are higher, customers who choose a clay or concrete tile roof will enjoy the aesthetics and quality for a lifetime.


Metal roofs today come in a wide array of colors and finishes. Innovations in metal roofing technology have significantly enhanced the performance of metal roofs.

TPO Membrane

TPO can be installed to any scale with some of the world’s largest building utilizing TPO roofing systems – it comes in strips typically 8ft 10ft and 12ft wide that are heat welded on site.

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