Industrial roofing is ideal for industrial properties or areas like warehouses, factories, and power plants and serves as a protective layer to secure a roof surface from daily wear and tear.

Commercial roofing is the installation of roofs on business complexes and other large commercial structures. A commercial roof will protect the building’s contents and users from natural elements like rain and snow.

Types of Industrial roofing

Thermoplastic Polyolefin Roofing

This is a single-ply membrane roofing, usually white, to reflect the sunlight and keep the building interiors cooler. They are made of a blend of ethylene, propylene, rubber, and fiberglass. These membranes are manufactured in sheets and come in different sizes.

These sheets are durable and have a fire, wind, and chemical resistance with a 20+ year lifespan.

Thermoset Roof Membrane

Also known as EPDM roofing, this single-ply membrane roofing is manufactured from rubbery material and ideal for low-slope buildings. These roof membranes are sold in wide widths and come in two thicknesses, are fire, cold, UV, acid, and alcohol resistant, and are easy to install, maintain and repair.

Metal Roofs

Metal roofing is highly considered in industrial buildings because of its durability properties, is ideal for a pitched roof and comes in many options, including corrugated, galvanized, steel, and stone coated, among other materials. These roofs have high fire resistance and are versatile, durable, and hold up firmly against forces of mother nature like high winds.

Built-Up Roofing

This type of roof has a gravelly appearance that has been used for decades with layers of tar, asphalt, and gravel applied on the surface. It’s ideal for flat and low-sloped roofs, have a waterproof seal, are low in maintenance, and are durable, low in cost, and resistant to UV.

Modified Bitumen

These roofs are also built-up and installed on a flat or low-slope roof. This roof is ideal for heavy foot traffic areas where there will be alot of people walking. This roof is resistant to adverse weather conditions, durable, and has low maintenance costs.

Types of commercial roofing

Metal Roofing

This type of roofing is a popular commercial roof type with up to 60 years of lifespan. There are several different types available depending on the finishes and can have an attractive look plus a strong resistance to fire and other weather conditions.

Built-up Roofing Membrane

Made by alternating layers of tar and gravel and has a lifespan of 20 years, this type of roof is durable, cost-effective with UV-resistance properties, and easy to repair.

Green roof

This roof consists of a tough waterproof membrane that green plants cover. This sustainable type of eco-friendly roof improves the quality of air and the aesthetics of a building and can protect the building from weather elements and help in cooling the structure while protecting the roof from damage.

Spray-On Roofing

This type of roof is made of a special spray that hardens when sprayed on an existing roof. This spray has waterproofing and insulating properties and can last up to 50 years if installed and maintained correctly.

Thermoset EPDM Membrane

EPDM is a roll-based, durable synthetic rubber roofing membrane. It offers strong resistance to sunlight and pollution and is durable, versatile, and easy to install with sun and pollution resistance.


This standard commercial roof has steep roof lines and comes in numerous materials like asphalt, slate, plastic, and ceramic, among other materials. This roof is easy to install, and is affordable and versatile.

When considering roofing for your industrial or commercial space, you have many options depending on your budget and personal preference. It is always advised to consider working with experts who will advise and guide you according to your needs. Ark Eco construction & roofing company is a professional expert in industrial and commercial roofing in Bonita Springs.