Types of Commercial Roofing Systems

By Stacy Mellete

Commercial roofing systems provide strong, lasting protection that can be customized to suit the specific needs of each business. Some of the commercial roofing options available include: 

1. Built-Up Roofing (BUR Membrane)

  • Durability: 4/5
  • Affordability: 5/5
  • Range of Choices: 3/5
  • Maintenance: 4/5 

BUR membrane is the standard tar and gravel roof. It is a low-slope roofing system, made up of multiple layers, which makes it more durable than other commercial roofing options.

2. Metal Roofing 

  • Durability: 5/5
  • Affordability: 4/5
  • Range of Choices: 5/5
  • Maintenance: 4/5 

The metal roof is one of the most popular commercial roofing options in Tampa, Florida because of its durability and longevity. Metal roofs also have protective layers that prevent damage from extreme weather conditions and other environmental factors. 

Metal roofs are available in different materials, including stainless steel, metal tile sheets, stone-coated steel, aluminum, and many more.

4. Thermoplastic or PVC and TPO Roof Membrane 

  • Durability: 4/5
  • Affordability: 4/5
  • Range of Choices: 4/5
  • Maintenance: 4/5 

PVC and TPO are also popular commercial roofing options in Tampa Bay. They are lightweight, easy to maintain and can withstand any weather conditions. PVC and TPO are ideal for hotels and restaurants. 

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3. Modified Bitumen Roofing

  • Durability: 4.5/5
  • Affordability: 4/5
  • Range of Choices: 5/5
  • Maintenance: 5/5 

The modified bitumen roofing is made up of reinforced fabrics and bitumen layers. Expert roofers recommend installing bitumen as two-ply systems to ensure stability. MB roofs are also easy to maintain and provide improved tensile strength.


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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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