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How To Choose The Right Roofing Materials For Your Business

Commercial and industrial property owners and managers need to choose their roofing materials thoughtfully. Installation of a compatible roofing system will last for years and possibly save hundreds if not thousands of dollars annually. Roofing materials can drastically reduce energy costs and once installed correctly, require very little maintenance. If you’re investing in a new commercial roof, do your due diligence to learn more about the products offered and how they might benefit your property. 


CertainTeed has maintained a reputation for the past century as a premier building materials manufacturer. They produce products for every part of the roof such as:

  • Vinyl and fiber cement siding
  • PVC trim
  • Sheathing
  • Decking 
  • Insulation 
  • Ceilings 
  • Vents
  • Pipe products
  • Shingles 

And that’s only scratching the surface of their offering. 

Why Choose Certainteed

By choosing CertainTeed, you’re investing in sustainability. They have many products that come with Environmental Product Declarations, Health Product Declarations, or are LEED compliant. Roofing contractors who deliver superior craftsmanship and customer service achieve a ShingleMaster™ (SM) credential.  


One of the most versatile product offerings from JBK Roofing is the Duro-Last roofing system. The product can be applied to just about any industrial property with a flat or low-sloped roof. The white membrane is reflective driving down the energy costs and helping owners and building managers save money. The entire application is extremely durable, leak-proof, and resistant to high winds. 

Why Choose Duro-Last?


  • Products are made to measure, custom prefabricated, reducing the number of field seams.  Fewer seams lead to improved performance. 
  • Energy-efficient white membranes make it easy to save money on energy costs. 
  • It’s resistant to chemicals, fire, and grease, making it one of the most durable products on the market. 
  • Installation, in many circumstances, can be applied over an existing roof and doesn’t require disposal of materials, loud machinery, or huge messes. 
  • The Duro-Last Roofing System when installed by their manufacturer-certified contractors, offers some of the most comprehensive labor and materials warranties available in the roofing industry.

EPDM Roofing

EPDM roofing characteristically has flexibility and adaptability to high and low temperatures. It can be implemented on low-slope commercial roofs. EPDM is constructed from a black rubber membrane that has a reputation for being one of the longest-lasting in the industry. It’s made with an elastomeric compound roofing material manufactured from ingredients to withstand high levels of ozone. 

Why Choose EPDM Roofing?

You have a few installation choices with EPDM: ballasted, fully adhered, or mechanically attached. Overall, EPDM displays excellent performance characteristics and has a long lifespan when you conduct routine maintenance inspections. Many typical repairs are pretty straightforward to perform, meaning the cost for upkeep won’t break the bank. EPDM also comes with warranties giving property owners that extra bit of security. 

Exceptional Metals

Exceptional® Metals is a division of Duro-Last® Roofing. If you’re interested in the benefits of metal roofing for a commercial or industrial property Exceptional® Metal is an excellent choice. The company produces metal products for single-ply roofs that include:

  • Accessories
  • Edge details
  • Drainage systems
  • Scuppers
  • Collector boxes
  • Pitch pans
  • and more 

Why Choose Exceptional Metals?

Exceptional® Metals uses an environmentally responsible design that doesn’t compromise on quality. The panels are created from metal, which is one of the most recyclable building materials. All products are produced in-house meaning there is a high level of quality control and receive fast shipment. The products are custom-fabricated, which reduces material waste, ensure seamless application, and cuts down on labor. 

TPO Roofing

TPO was developed to help industrial property owners install energy-efficient roofing systems that don’t negatively impact the environment. TPO or thermoplastic polyolefin single-ply roofing membranes use a unique technology to add strength and durability to construction. Just how durable are TPO roofs? On average, they are three to four times stronger than rubber. TPO roofs can be installed fully-adhered, mechanically-attached or ballasted.

Why Choose TPO

TPO is a reasonably cost-effective solution for those who don’t want to invest in PVC roofing but want some of the same PVC benefits. It’s available in a variety of different colors to compliment commercial properties. Regardless of which one you choose, you’ll probably see quite a bit of energy savings. Compared to other membranes on the market, TPO resists most mold growth, tears or punctures, and accumulation of dirt. 

Commercial Roofing Installation in Kentucky & Tennesse

Want more information about the best roofing products for your commercial or industrial roof? Contact JBK Roofing. We’ve been assisting property owners in locations throughout Tennessee & Kentucky with installation for many years. We’re available to advise on the best products and services for strategic installation that will save you money.


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