Whether you’re replacing an existing roof, building a brand-new roof or taking on a roof repair project, choosing the correct roofing assembly and materials for your building is critical. It will determine how awe-inspiring your building looks, how well it performs—and how long it will last.
Commercial roofing systems do not come in a one-size-fits-all model. It’s crucial to consider your building’s location, physical characteristics of the roof, construction materials and usage to determine which roofing system is most appropriate.
Let’s explore your options below.
Types of Commercial Roofing Systems
EPDM Roofing Systems
Best for: DURABILITY • FLEXIBILITY • UV RESISTANCE
EPDM (ethylene propylene diene terpolymer) has the longest proven performance record of all single-ply membranes. Its high-performance synthetic rubber compound provides exceptional weathering in climates across the globe. The material is easy to install and can be either fully adhered, mechanically attached or ballasted.
Multiple attachment types and colors are available, which provides design flexibility and variety. Plus, white EPDM membranes offer the lowest carbon footprint of all single-ply membranes—making it a sustainable choice you can count on.
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Firestone EPDM Roofing Products
Office buildings. Distribution warehouses. Hospitals. Schools. All of these establishments and many more rely on RubberGard™ EPDM from Firestone every day to keep them covered. The industry’s premium-grade EPDM roofing membrane is made using a high-quality synthetic rubber compound and offers superior durability, flexibility and UV resistance. It is a smart solution for any application and delivers outstanding, long-lasting performance in climates across the globe.
Plus, RubberGard™ has stood the test of time, making jobs easier and providing unwavering coverage for more than 35 years—and counting.
Best for: ENERGY EFFICIENCY • HEAT REFLECTION • PERFORMANCE
Thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) is leading the trend in white, reflective, energy-efficient, single-ply roofing systems—and is the fastest-growing commercial roofing membrane on the market today. TPO has gained broad industry acceptance for its many installation and performance advantages, including its ability to be heat-welded, creating a monolithic roof while providing strength and durability. Its white reflective membrane also meets the criteria of LEED®, ENERGY STAR® and other environmental programs.
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Firestone TPO Roofing Products
Firestone has offered TPO products for more than 20 years. Our UltraPly™ TPO ensures long-term roof performance, in addition to several other benefits:
Enhanced energy efficiency
Superior durability, strength and puncture resistance (especially against hail)
Less environmental impact
Excellent wind uplift resistance
Lower cost than competitive roofing materials
Exceptional resistance to ultraviolet, ozone and chemical exposure
Metal roofing offers many benefits in the design of a building. It is visually striking and extremely durable, yet lightweight and easy to work with. Plus, there are a wide variety of options for every budget, look, function and scale, turning just about any design you can imagine into a possibility. And it’s a great choice for meeting sustainability initiatives.
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Firestone Metal Roofing Products
As one of the leading suppliers of architectural products to the construction industry, Firestone offers a variety of sustainable, dependable and environmentally friendly metal roofing system options. From UNA-CLAD™ UC Roofing Panels to CLAD-GARD™ Metal Underlayments, Firestone metal roofs allow for maximum design freedom, while providing long-term peace of mind through our Firestone Red Shield™ Warranty coverage.
Best for: COST EFFICIENCY • RELIABILITY • PERFORMANCE
These time-tested roofs are durable, reliable and deliver exceptional performance in even the most extreme climates and applications. Plus, advancements in asphalt technology (many of which were made by Firestone) have resulted in higher elongation and elastic recovery, as well as enhanced resistance to cyclic fatigue, weathering and punctures—making asphalt a smart, cost-effective choice for lasting performance.
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Firestone Asphalt Roofing Products
Firestone is uniquely positioned to meet your asphalt roofing system design and installation requirements. We offer a diverse product line of base ply and cap sheets, reinforced with fiberglass or polyester, and suitable for installation with hot asphalt, cold adhesive or a roofing torch.
Along with membranes to meet almost any roofing condition, we offer a wide range of accessories and installation tools. So you get a single source for quality asphalt-based roofing materials.
Built-up Roof Membrane
Firestone offers Ply IV (4) and Ply VI (6) asphalt impregnated, glass fiber mat reinforced roofing felts that can installed in multiple layers with a flood coat and aggregate or used in combination with modified bitumen.
Modified Bitumen – APP
Available in a variety of thicknesses for smooth and granule surfaces, Firestone APP membranes are reinforced with a tough, non-woven polyester mat. They deliver superior rooftop performance for both new and reroof applications.
Modified Bitumen – SBS
These roofing systems incorporate a synthetic, rubber-based technology that yields exceptional flexibility, even in extremely low temperatures.
Best for: SUSTAINABILITY • BEAUTY • ENERGY EFFICIENCY
Although not a separate type of commercial roofing, sustainable construction and high-performance buildings offer huge benefits to building owners, building occupants and the larger community. Plus, they can be applied to any of the systems listed above!
These innovative products and services for the rooftop increase energy efficiency using environmentally responsible design methods and materials, and improve the work environment for occupants. Whether you’re looking for an intensive roof garden, semi-intensive system or stormwater management solution, there are a wide variety of options available to you.
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Firestone Vegetative Roofing Products
Firestone offers a variety of sustainable green systems and accessories, including garden roofing systems and photovoltaic (PV) systems. Our SkyScape™ Vegetative Roofing Systems provide designers and building owners a full range of design solutions that meet their vision for the space. And SkyScape™ systems are eligible for protection under the strength of the industry’s leading warranty, the Firestone Red Shield™ Warranty.
At Firestone Building Products, our commitment to building the best commercial roofing systems in the world remains unparalleled. We are the company you can count on for every commercial roofing need, no matter your role.
As a part of the time-tested, uncompromising Firestone family—a brand that has made hardworking products for hardworking people for more than 100 years—we never compromise on quality and make sure you see the value of our partnership in everything we do.
Whether it’s your job to bring ideas to paper, draw up specs or maintain buildings throughout their lifetimes, it’s our job to be a partner that you can always depend on.
We do this by providing you with the commercial roofing systems and services you need to not only succeed—but excel. There is a Firestone Building Product system for every unique commercial building, and a Firestone warranty for every building, system and budget.
Take Advantage of the Benefits
Master Contractor Program
This designation ranks you among the most elite in the nation and comes with exclusive rewards and benefits. Our Master Contractors are outstanding contractors who have been responsible for the installation of billions of square feet of warranted Firestone roofing systems.
Our logistics operations and ability to meet demand are something our partners can always depend on to keep their projects running smoothly and on time.
Diverse Portfolio of Projects
From NFL stadiums and luxury hotels to sprawling warehouses and technology centers, we have delivered exceptional solutions for buildings around the world and are ready to help you with any unique challenge that you may be facing.
Quick to Install
All of our commercial roofing products are designed with ease of installation in mind, so you truly see the benefit of our partnership from beginning to end. We’ve put an increased focus on safety during installation, developing products like CLAD-GARD™ SA-FR with CoreGard™ Technology which is safer, overall, for installers due to its skid resistant top film.
Plus, both RubberGard™ EPDM SA and UltraPly™ TPO SA with Secure Bond™ Technology can be installed in temperatures as low as 20 and as high as 120 degrees Fahrenheit, giving contractors the benefit of being able to install a fully adhered system any time of year without letting the weather dictate their schedule.
Working with a reputable manufacturer like Firestone means you get high-quality products installed by leading contractors and backed by the most trusted name in commercial building products. And we’re dedicated to helping you protect this important asset with unsurpassed warranty coverage.