Built Up Roof (BUR) System

First appearing in the mid-1800s, built-up roofing (BUR) consists of layers of asphalt applied in between layers of felt. You may also see it referred to as a "tar and gravel roof." It's a classic choice for low-slope roofs, and it's an affordable option that can last 20-30 years.

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Metal Roof System

Metal roofing is ideal for sloped commercial and residential properties. It's fire-resistant, aesthetically-pleasing, and budget-friendly considering it can last 40-70 years. Choose from standing seam panels, exposed fastener panels, or stylish metal shingles.

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Modified Bitumen Roof System

Modified bitumen is a more modern and high-performing version of built-up roofing. As another popular flat roofing material, it combines hot asphalt, rubber, and plastic in between layers of fiberglass. The result is an affordable yet durable material that typically lasts around 20 years with proper maintenance and upkeep.

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PVC Roof System

PVC, or polyvinyl chloride roofing, is a white membrane that is perfect for reflecting heat away from buildings. Many factories, industrial buildings, and even housing structures find great benefit in a PVC roof for day-to-day comfort and energy savings.

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Roof Coating System

If you want to get a few more years out of your commercial flat roof before needing a replacement, then a coating is the perfect solution. Silicone roof coatings are sprayed onto existing flat roofs to add an extra layer of protection against inclement weather and UV rays.

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Rubber (EPDM) Roof System

Ethylene popylene diene terpolymer— say that five times fast! We'll stick with "EPDM." This rubber membrane is incredibly popular for flat roofs across the country. It's extremely durable, as it often lasts 40+ years. Plus, the material is 100% recyclable!

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Shingle Roof System

Oh, America's sweetheart: the asphalt shingle. As the most popular choice for residential roofs and commercial properties like churches, we recommend taking advantage of eye-catching and durable architectural shingles that can last up to 30 years while boasting an affordable up-front price.

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Single-Ply Roof System

As a popular choice for flat roofs, single-ply roofing membranes are flexible sheets made of either thermoplastics or synthetic rubber. It's lightweight, durable, and can last up to 50 years with regular maintenance.

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Slate Roof System

Common on historical buildings, slate is the roofing material that takes the crown for the longest lifespan. Made of natural stone, this heavy and premium-priced material lasts more than 100 years! It requires specialized installation techniques from a qualified contractor like Embry's Roofing.

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Tile Roof System

Clay and concrete tiles are perfect for stylized homes and buildings with an old-world flare. Since this material isn't as common here in Indiana, finding a specialized roofing contractor can prove difficult. But our team is more than qualified to repair and install durable tile roofs that can last more than 75 years.

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TPO Roof System

Many commercial buildings with flat roofs utilize thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) roofing— a type of single-ply membrane. The three layers of reinforcement help TPO roofs last as long as 30 years.

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