Roof Type 2020-03-20T12:19:12-06:00

Commercial roof types for every shape, size, and function

Commercial roofing projects come in all shapes and sizes, so you need to find a roofing contractor who is well-equipped to service every roof type, from mansard roofs to gable or hipped commercial roof systems. Low slope and flat roofs come with their own set of challenges to overcome—drainage, puncture resistance, and UV resistance. The structure of your facility will affect which materials or roofing techniques will—or won’t.

The biggest challenge, of course, is finding a roofing contractor who is able to deliver quality solutions to every commercial roofing project, regardless of the size, shape or other special considerations of a facility’s roof.

Here are some of the roof types your commercial roofing contractor should be able to complete:

  • Flat and low slope roofing membranes and systems
    Low slope and flat roof systems are perhaps the most prevalent commercial roofing type, as they allow for the most usable space within a facility. Commercial low slope and flat roofing systems also come with their own set of challenge, as flat surfaces are not naturally conducive to water drainage. An experienced roofing contractor will be able to install any kind of roofing membrane—whether it’s a PVC, TPO, or EPDM membrane—to provide for water drainage and puncture resistance.To learn more about the value of a quality low slope or flat roofing system installation, click here.
  • Tin and steel metal roofing systems 

    Commercial metal roofing systems draw on the natural strength and pliability of metals such as tin or steel, adding reflective roofing coatings for insulation and corrosion control. Metal roofing a great choice for commercial facilities, especially when sustainability, durability, and cost-effectiveness are key concerns.

To learn more about how a qualified roofing contractor can maximize the value of your commercial metal roofing system, click here.
  • Architectural and asphalt shingles
    Both standard 3 tab shingles provide durable protection from the elements at an affordable price. Asphalt shingles are cheaper than architectural shingles, but architectural shingles provide slightly better protection and a longer service life. Plus, architectural shingles can be manufactured to imitate more expensive roofing types, such as shakes, tile and even slate.A roofing contractor will work with you to choose which shingle type works best with your commercial facility’s protection and design needs.To learn more about architecture and asphalt shingles for commercial applications, click here.
  • Cedar shakes
    Cedar shakes—commonly hand-split or tapersawn from red cedar—are often incorporated in the design of commercial buildings for cedar’s inherent insulating and waterproofing qualities, as well as its natural, rustic appearance.

Cedar shakes, when properly installed by an experienced commercial roofing contractor, can protect your building while also contributing toward energy certifications.To learn how a licensed roofing contractor can help promote the fire safety, sustainability and effectiveness of your commercial shake roofing system, click here.
  • Tile roofing systems
    While tile is one of the most expensive commercial roofing materials, it is also one of the longest lasting. If aptly installed by an experienced roofing contractor, quality tile will last 100 years or more. Your roofing contractor will add value by guiding you toward tile that meets international benchmarks, laying your tile diligently with the right underlayment and providing you with a preventative maintenance plan.

To learn more about the value a commercial roofing contractor can add to your facility’s tile roofing system, click here.
  • Slate
    Slate is more than just beautiful—it’s also one of the most durable materials available for commercial roofing applications. With careful installation, slate roofing systems can keep your facility dry for centuries to come. One of commercial slate’s most notable qualities is that, when properly installed, it is inherently watertight without the use of underlayment. Correct installation, however, is paramount to the longevity of your commercial slate roofing system.To learn more about how a knowledgeable roofing contractor can maximize the service life of commercial slate roofing system, click here.

Before commencing your facility’s roof repair or installation, be sure to schedule a consultation with St. Louis’ commercial roofing experts—Wildwood Roofing & Construction.

Here’s why.

We’re passionate about roofing. We live for the feeling of seeing a job well done. This means using knowing the proper roofing techniques better than anyone else. It means being up-to-date on fire safety codes, St. Louis City and County building codes and what international standards are being recommended by the National Roofing Contractors Association. Our goal is to deliver roofing solutions that meet a facility’s needs perfectly. And we do it seamlessly.



We hold ourselves to a higher standard. When we give you an estimate, we stick to it. When we give you a timeline, we’re serious about keeping it. Every time. There’s a reason why our past clients recommend us to their contacts and colleagues. We aim to be proud of every roofing project we complete—and we haven’t failed that goal yet.

So schedule a risk-free consultation today and learn what sets Wildwood Roofing & Construction apart.

Drop us a line to tell us your project goals. We’ll tell you how we can exceed them.