No matter what size business you run, or how large or small your company's building is, our experienced Essex County Commercial Roofers have you covered.
Many commercial buildings (such as apartment buildings, retail locations, churches, smaller businesses and office buildings) utilize asphalt shingle roofing, which is also used for residential roofing. But larger commercial and industrial buildings (such as warehouses, manufacturing facilities, shopping centers, hospitals, gyms, schools and hotels) have flat roofs. Flat roofs require different roofing materials than pitched/sloped roofing.
There are several types of flat roofing systems, and at DP Roofing & Contracting we provide EPDM, TPO, and BUR roofing. We have over 25 years of experience and skill with installing commercial roofing in Essex County NJ, and we can advise you on the best type of roofing material for your specific needs.
EPDM roofing is a rubber-like material (often called "rubber roofing") that's commonly used for flat commercial roofing in Essex County. EPDM roofing is very durable.
If your Essex County commercial flat roof is black, fairly smooth (no gravel), and looks like rubber, it's most likely EPDM roofing (although the EPDM roof may be covered in a white roof coating).
TPO roofing is a type of "single-ply membrane roofing" that comes in rolls. Since it's a light color (usually white, but sometimes grey or beige), it offers the benefit of reflectivity which can help keep your Essex County commercial building cooler in the summer. TPO roofing is flexible and can also expand and contract with building settling and temperature shifts (unlike EPDM roofing). It's also more resistant to dirt and mold, and more puncture-resistant, than EPDM.
If your Essex County commercial flat roof is white or a light color, fairly smooth, and looks like rubber, it's TPO or a coated EPDM roof.
BUR Roofing ("Built-Up Roof" membrane, also known as "Tar and Gravel" roofs) have been used for roofs for 100 years, and became quite popular for commercial roofing in the 1960's. Therefore, BUR roofing has a proven track record of being a reliable, durable, long-lasting option for flat roofs in Essex County NJ. And BUR is the cheapest of the four most common roofing materials. A BUR roof can last up to 25 years, but of course this depends on the quality of installation, which must be done properly and precisely. Poor installation and lack of ongoing maintenance can greatly decrease the lifespan of a BUR roof. This is why it's so important to work with an experienced, dependable roofing contractor for your Essex County commercial roof.
If your Essex County commercial flat roof is coated in what looks like gravel, then it's a BUR roof.
Now that you're familiar with the different types of commercial roofing available for your Essex County business, which is right for you? At DP Roofing & Contracting, we can determine which roofing material is best for your particular needs. Contact us today!
Essex County, one of the centrally located counties in the New York metropolitan area, is located in the northeastern part of New Jersey and has a population of over 863,000 (the second most populous county in NJ). Its county seat is Newark, the largest municipality in the county both in terms of land area and population. Caldwell has the smallest area (1.17 square miles) and Essex Fells has the smallest population (around 2,000). Essex County is named after Essex, a county in the east of England. It was originally formed as one of four administrative districts within the "Province of East Jersey" in 1675. In 1741, portions of Essex were transferred to Somerset County. In 1837, Passaic County was formed from portions of Essex and Bergen Counties. And in 1857, Union County was created from parts of Essex County.