Comparison

Low slope asphalt roofing systems, such as Built-Up Roofing or Modified Bitumen, are the most cost-effective choice for commercial roofing projects because they maximize usable space to design areas for recreation or gardens. They provide multilayer protection and easy maintenance, and are widely available and economic. This is how commercial asphaltic roofing products stack up against metal, tile, slate and shake.

 

BUR/MB

Single-Ply

Redundancy of plies

X

 

Centuries of proven performance

X

 

Able to withstand foot traffic

X

 

Variety of application methods

X

X

“Cool” reflective roof surface options (EnergyStar compliant options)

X

X