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The Benefits of Flat Roof Systems for Your Business

J & J Roofing Services: Your Go-To Contractor for Flat Roof Installations

Let our expert team here at J & J Roofing Services explain the benefits of flat roof systems. If you are looking to build a new building for your growing business or your current commercial roof is leaking, we can help you. Commercial roofs come in many forms, with each built according to your budget and needs. At J & J Roofing Services, we pride ourselves on installing reliable, high-quality flat roofs for commercial customers. Flat roofs are very durable, efficient, and cost less than other types of roofing. Our clients can always be sure that our team will give them effective results that will last. Get the best while paying less.


Economical and Stylish Options For Your Business

Flat roofs are the most economical to build, compared to other roofing types. Height for height, they allow more air-conditioned living space than pitched roofs. They allow more usable space for solar panels; passive lighting solutions, such as skylights and tubes; and air conditioning components. They are also great for extra outdoor living spaces, gardening, or even greenhouses. And maybe, you just love that sleek modern look. There are three common types of commercial flat roofing systems commonly installed:


  • Built-Up Roof (BUR)

  • Modified Bitumen Membranes

  • Single-Ply Membranes, as in TPO, PVC, and EPDM


Built-Up Roof (BUR)

A built-up roofing system (BUR) system uses multiple layers of natural or synthetic roofing felt, alternated with hot-applied layers of tar or asphalt. The top layer is usually a layer of hot asphalt topped with gravel. The gravel helps reflect the sun and protects the layers below. The more layers added, the more durable the roof. This also makes it heavier. In general, it is the heaviest solution, so the roofing structure needs to be strong.

Modified Bitumen Membranes

Typical modified bitumen roof systems use overlapping, single, or double-ply asphalt-based sheets, rolled out and either heat-applied or self-adhering. Modified bitumen is a replacement for the hot sticky tar of the BUR method.

Single-Ply Membranes: TPO, PVC, and EPDM

Single-ply membrane systems use flexible, waterproof sheets made from synthetic materials. Some of the most popular types of single-ply membrane roofs are TPO (thermoplastic olefin), PVC (polyvinyl chloride), and EPDM (ethylene propylene diene M-class rubber). While TPO and PVC are light and reflective, EPDM is dark and will attract heat.


Examining the Advantages of a Durable Flat Roof



When you buy a roofing system, durability should be an essential factor in your decision. Material costs drive the price of a roofing system, but before you recoil from the cost, look at what the material will do over time. Usually, a substantial up-front investment will reduce costs going forward and provide peace of mind for a building owner.

Less Disruption

In a production environment, work stoppages kill momentum and affect employee output. Time is money. Less time spent on repairs and maintenance will increase your company’s profits by maximizing the time your employees spend generating products.


Trust J & J Roofing to Install Your Business’ New Flat Roof

When businesses in Armstrong County, PA, and Westmoreland County, PA, need dependable, quality roof installation and repair, they can turn to J & J Roofing Services in Vandergrift, PA. Our team specializes in installing flat roofs for commercial clients. We strive to give every customer the quality commercial roofing experience they deserve at affordable prices. We offer assistance with insurance and lifetime warranties, too. In Vandergrift, PA, and the surrounding areas, you will not find a more dependable commercial roofing contractor than J & J Roofing Services.


Since 2005, we at J & J Roofing Services have built our roofing business on hard work, integrity, dedication, and respect. Our owner has more than two decades of experience as a roofing contractor, and he is on-site for every job we undertake to ensure that our customers always get our best.


No matter your commercial roof’s material, we can help guide you in the right direction on the best maintenance or replacement for your business. Schedule a roof estimate today to see how we can help you.


For more information on commercial roofing, give J & J Roofing Services a call at (724) 568-4164 or email us at [email protected]. We are happy to discuss more about the benefits of flat roof systems.