Commercial Roofing Options with Select Roofing Contractors

Published on:

March 20, 2024

In the realm of commercial roofing, the options available can be as diverse and complex as the buildings they protect. At Select Roofing Contractors, we pride ourselves on being the go-to experts for commercial roofing in our community. We understand the critical importance of choosing the right roofing system to meet the specific needs of each commercial building. Here’s a comprehensive look at the many types of commercial roofs we specialize in, helping you make an informed decision for your property.

1. Built-Up Roofing (BUR) Membrane

Built-Up Roofing, also known as a tar and gravel roof, is one of the oldest and most reliable types of commercial roofing. BUR systems are constructed with multiple layers of bitumen and reinforcing fabrics that create a finished membrane. This type of roofing is known for its durability, waterproofing capabilities, and resistance to foot traffic.

2. Metal Roofing

Metal Roofing is favored for its longevity, durability, and energy efficiency. It can be made from various materials, including aluminum, steel, copper, and tin, and comes in multiple forms like panels and tiles. Metal roofs are also appreciated for their fire resistance and ability to reflect solar radiant heat, which can help reduce cooling costs. We specialize in this type of commercial roofing and have decades of experience installing metal roofing.

3. Modified Bitumen Roofing

Modified Bitumen Roofing systems are designed for buildings with low-slope or flat roof structures. This type of roofing is applied in rolls that are usually heated with a torch to adhere to the roof surface, creating a layer resistant to tears and punctures. Modified bitumen roofs are easy to maintain and offer enhanced flexibility and durability.

4. Thermoset (EPDM) Roof Membrane

Thermoset or EPDM roofing is a rubber roof membrane known for its cost-effectiveness, ease of installation, and resistance to ultraviolet light, ozone, and weathering. EPDM roofs are particularly suitable for regions with extreme weather conditions due to their high resistance to tears, abrasions, and the effects of environmental pollutants.

5. Thermoplastic (PVC & TPO) Roof Membranes

Thermoplastic Roof Membranes, including PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) and TPO (Thermoplastic Polyolefin), are lightweight, highly reflective, and resistant to UV light, punctures, and chemicals. These roofs are well-suited for commercial buildings with heavy oil or grease output due to their resistance to animal fats and oils.

6. Green Roofing

Green Roofs are not just a roofing choice but a statement towards sustainability and environmental responsibility. They can reduce the urban heat island effect, improve air quality, and provide additional outdoor space for building occupants. Green roofs require a significant upfront investment but offer long-term environmental benefits and energy savings.

7. Liquid-Applied Roofing

Liquid-Applied Roofing systems involve the application of a liquid roof coating by roller or spray. This coating cures to form a rubber-like elastomeric waterproof membrane, capable of stretching and returning to its original shape without damage. It’s an excellent option for roofs with irregular shapes or where seamless coverage is desired.


At Select Roofing Contractors, we understand that each commercial property is unique, requiring a tailored approach to roofing. Our expertise spans across all these roofing types, ensuring we can provide the best solution for your specific needs. Whether you’re looking for durability, energy efficiency, sustainability, or a combination of factors, we’re here to guide you through the selection process and ensure your commercial roof is a valuable investment in your property’s future.

For expert advice and installation services in Northern Colorado, Fort Collins, Windsor, Loveland and Greely, trust Select Roofing Contractors. Contact us today to discuss your commercial roofing needs and discover why we're the preferred choice for commercial roofing in our community.

Commercial Roofing Options with Select Roofing Contractors