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Which Roofing Material is Best For Commercial Roofing?

Sep 17, 2018

If you’re in need of a new commercial roof or looking for industrial roof repairs, it can seem overwhelming as you debate between the many different types of industrial and commercial roofing materials available on the market today. With such an array of choices, it’s important to know which materials, and which industrial roofing contractors in the GTA, are best suited for your specific industrial roofing system.

At Crown Industrial Roofing, we specialize in a number of commercial and industrial roofing systems that will keep your building protected. More importantly, our Built-Up Roofing (B.U.R) systems are designed specifically to withstand harsh weather conditions that Toronto can unexpectedly endure.

Although Toronto is one of Canada’s warmer cities in the winter, winters are still severe, with snow, freezing rain and frequent ice accumulation that can damage your commercial roofing system. The same can be said for the GTA in the summer months; Toronto summers usually have an abundance of excessively hot, sunny days that can be of detriment to a damaged industrial flat roof, or to one that’s made with low quality flat roofing materials.

Choose With Confidence

When it comes to finding a commercial roofing provider, it’s important to do your due diligence. Knowing which materials the industrial roofer uses will be of great advantage to the lifespan of your roof.

For Built-Up Roofing (commonly known as “asphalt and gravel” or composition roofing), materials matter. Our B.U.R systems contain alternating layers of hot-asphalt, fiberglass felts as well as other reinforcing materials that create a finished, long-lasting waterproof membrane to withstand some even the most harsh weather conditions. These quality materials can also be used for commercial flat roof repair.

B.U.R systems originated in England in the 1840s; they were designed to withstand England’s wet climate. While the materials and technology in a B.U.R system have evolved, the basic premise remains the same: waterproofing, reinforcing and surfacing. 

So, which materials are best suited for your commercial roof?

Depending on the building’s structure, specific climate related-needs, and the requirements of your industrial roof repairs, there is a wide range of B.U.R. systems we can provide to ensure a secure, dry and most importantly, safe flat roof over your head.

Materials Used in B.U.R Roofing 

Layers of heated asphalt are mixed with layers of felt paper, hand crafted to serve as both the system adhesive and the waterproofing agent. The asphalt is then topped with aggregate for protection from UV radiation and wind uplift. These high quality materials ensure longevity, lowering the risk of industrial roof damage and therefore preventing the need for future industrial roof repairs.

To learn more about our Built Up Roofing systems and which materials are best suited to meet the durability requirements of your commercial roof, book your free inspection today. We are among Toronto’s most trusted Industrial and commercial roofing contractors, and we can offer you the professional advice and services you need.