Vancouver’s Best Commercial Roof Types

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Best Commercial Roof Types

At Taves Roofing, we specialize in providing our customers with a great selection of quality types roofs for their commercial properties. We have the knowledge and experience necessary to ensure that you are getting the very best type of commercial roof for your building. Our team of roofing experts are ready to work with you to ensure that you make the best possible selection for your roofing needs and budget. Below, you will find a brief description of the many types of commercial roofs we offer that are ideal for commercial properties in Vancouver that may help you get started on selecting a roof for yourself.

B.U.R. (Built Up Roofing/Tar & Gravel)

This is among the oldest and most common type of commercial roofs that we encounter. A BUR roof has a high resistance to erosion due to its solid structure and layered design, but since the creation of SBS roofing systems, BUR is no longer the ideal choice for buildings that experience high foot traffic on their roofs. Many buildings that are looking to replace their BUR roof can stand to benefit from a new SBS roof from Taves Roofing.

SBS (Styrene Butadiene Styrene)

This is a more versatile and updated version of the BUR system. While both types of roofs are similarly suited to handling areas with high foot traffic, the SBS roof offers more options when it comes to installation methods and colours that achieve different levels of solar reflectivity. Its installation is faster, since there is no heavy equipment required, and you can choose from three installation options that each have their own benefits. An SBS roof can be torched down, which can save you time and money, it can be adhered using hot asphalt for greater safety, and finally it can be layered using a peel and stick method which is ideal for less accessible spaces.

EDPM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Terpolymer)

This system is very similar to the TPO and PVC systems, in that it is highly resistant to water and consists of a single rubber ply. Like the PVC system, an EDPM roof can be installed using different methods such as and adhesive, mechanical fasteners or it can be loose laid and weighed down with ballast.

Fluid Applied – Hot Rubberized Asphalt

This type of roof is composed of a mixture of asphalt and rubber which is heated and applied in fluid form. The fluid eventually hardens on the roof deck, creating a single seamless roof structure. This makes it extremely resistant to leaks and precipitation. There is no open flame used in the installation of a fluid applied roof, and it is an ideal choice for high rise condos or office buildings with walkable terraces.

To find out which of these high quality commercial roofs are ideally suited to your property, feel free to give us a call or get a free estimate by visiting our website today. With Taves roofing you can always count on quality work at an honest price from our team of friendly roofing experts.

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