Commercial Roof Types

As the owner of a commercial business, you have likely realized the cost of maintaining your building. When pipes leak or there are electricity problems, you probably call the experts right away to get the problem fixed.

Why should your roof receive any less attention? While many home and building owners will balk at the price of a roof repair, restoration, or replacement, there are several benefits to maintaining your roof properly.

First and foremost is the safety of those visiting or living in your building. A damaged roof compromises the integrity of your building’s structure and therefore puts people in danger. Additionally, waiting to take care of a roof issue that you know is present can be more costly when all is said and done.

If you have discovered that you currently need a roof replacement, it is important to speak with a professional and licensed roofer about what type of roof and which materials are right for your building’s needs.

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Commercial Roofing Materials

There are many different types and styles of roofing to choose from. Commercial buildings tend to have a roof that is more functional than it is fashionable. It, therefore, lacks visual appeal. However, that does not mean that it is any less durable.

The team at PRA Roof Contractors, Inc has the expertise to install any type or size of the roof. Furthermore, we can offer professional advice and recommendations regarding the elements of your project.

Spray Polyurethane Foam

SPF, or Spray Polyurethane Foam, has been used on commercial buildings since the 1960s. Although it is no longer the most common type of commercial roofing material, it remains one of the most durable.

This type of roofing is sprayed onto an existing roof and turns from liquid to foam. Once cured, SPF becomes a single layer of seamless roofing. It can be used on any style or shape of the roof and is often a good solution for odd or irregularly shaped roofs.

Furthermore, it can be sprayed onto any type of existing roof, including asphalt, shingles, concrete, or metal. SPF roofing is energy-efficient, waterproof, easy to maintain, and can last up to fifty years when installed properly.

Single Ply Membrane

Single Ply Membrane Roofing is similar to SPF in that it is applied to the existing roof of commercial buildings. This type of roofing is made up of sheets of rubber and other synthetic materials. Some materials are more cost-effective than others. However, all tend to have the same advantages.

For instance, you can choose between heat-reflective or retentive materials. As versatile as it may seem, however, this type of roofing has a distinct disadvantage. It is easily punctured by hard objects, which can make a building subject to leaks. Also, unlike the SPF, it is not seamless.

Single Play Membrane Roofing is easy to install, lightweight and has several different insulation options to choose from. In order to determine whether this roofing type is right for your commercial buildings, give PRA Roof Contractors, Inc a call today!


Although some metal roofing is not aesthetically pleasing, it can last up to forty years when installed properly. Furthermore, it holds up to wind, rain, hail, and an assortment of other weather events.

If you are looking for an energy-efficient roofing solution, then metal roofing could be a great choice. You can typically save anywhere from ten to twenty-five percent on your electricity bill when you choose metal roofing.

Most metal roofing materials are made from corrugated galvanized steel, which makes this type of roof durable and able to withstand most of what Mother Nature will throw its way.


For over a century, a built-up roofing system has been used to provide commercial buildings with a durable and lasting roof. Essentially, this type of roof involves the installation of alternating layers of tar and gravel. The last layer is typically something more visually appealing, like stones or gravel.

This type of roof, when installed correctly, will last about forty years and requires very little maintenance after installation. However, one disadvantage is the weight it adds to a building. Also, it is labor-intensive, so it tends to be a costlier roofing option.

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Choosing a Commercial Roofing Contractor

When you choose a roofing contractor, there are several elements you will want to consider. What is the company’s track record with roofing projects? What do their clients say about their skill and the durability of their roofing jobs?

These are important questions to consider. If you are looking for a roofing contractor that puts a great deal of importance on completing every job with integrity and honesty, give PRA a call at (844) 204-2438.

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     Don’t wait on home or commercial property repairs or replacements. Count on PRA Roof Contractors, Inc to take care of your roof, siding, gutters, or windows. We offer a free, no-obligation estimate, so give us a call at  (844) 204-2438. You can also use our online form to schedule an appointment now. Feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns that you may have.

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