Commercial roofing in Chicago, IL

The Most Popular Types of Commercial Roofing in Chicago, IL

If you look at residential buildings as opposed to commercial buildings in Chicago, you may notice that the roofs look very different between the two. There are a few popular commercial roofing types We will outline them for you today.

1. Flat Roofing. Flat roofing are usually systems above multistory buildings. Rather than being sloped, a flat roof is level. Several different types of flat roofing systems exist including green roof systems, waterproofing systems, single ply systems, and bituminous waterproofing systems.
2. Metal Roofing. Metal roofs are durable and can last decades. They are great for withstanding high winds, sealing out water, and resisting fire. These roofs shed snow easily, making them perfect for Chicago winters. Metal roofing is lighter weight than other roofing types. There are several types including: standing seam, built up systems, composite panels, or profiled single skin.
3. Rubber Roofing. There are two common forms of rubber roofing: EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer) and TPO (thermoplastic polyolefin). TPO is white in color. EPDM is black in color.

If you are unsure which roofing type is best for your commercial structure, don’t hesitate to contact roofing contractors from They have years of experience with these various types of roofing and will be able to give you advice specific to your structure.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s