Navigating the Heights: Exploring the Process and Types of Commercial Roofing with TARC


Commercial roofing is a critical aspect of any business infrastructure, offering protection, insulation, and durability against the elements. The process of installing or repairing a commercial roof involves a blend of expertise, careful planning, and top-quality materials. At TARC, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive commercial roofing solutions, and in this blog post, we’ll guide you through the process and highlight the different types of commercial roofing available.

The Commercial Roofing Process:


  1. Assessment and Consultation:

Every successful commercial roofing project begins with a thorough assessment of the existing roof. Our experts at TARC evaluate the condition of the roof, identify any issues or areas of concern, and provide a tailored recommendation based on the client’s needs and budget.


  1. Design and Planning:

Once the assessment is complete, our team collaborates with the client to design a roofing solution that suits their specific requirements. Factors such as the building’s size, location, weather conditions, and usage are taken into consideration during the planning phase.


  1. Material Selection:

Choosing the right roofing material is crucial for the longevity and performance of the roof. Commercial roofs can be made from a variety of materials, including single-ply membranes, modified bitumen, metal, and built-up roofing. The material is selected based on factors like durability, cost, energy efficiency, and the building’s aesthetic appeal.


  1. Permitting and Compliance:

Before any work begins, our team ensures that all necessary permits and regulatory requirements are in place. Compliance with local building codes and safety regulations is a top priority.


  1. Installation or Repair:

The installation or repair process involves careful execution of the roofing design. This includes surface preparation, insulation installation, membrane application, flashing installation, and ensuring proper drainage systems are in place. Attention to detail at this stage is vital to ensure a leak-free and durable roof.


  1. Quality Assurance:

At TARC, quality assurance is a cornerstone of our work. We conduct thorough inspections throughout the installation or repair process to ensure that the work meets the highest standards of craftsmanship.


  1. Final Inspection and Maintenance:

Before concluding the project, a final inspection is conducted to verify that the roof has been installed or repaired correctly. Additionally, we provide clients with maintenance guidelines to help prolong the life of their commercial roof.


Types of Commercial Roofing:


  1. Single-Ply Membranes:

Single-ply roofing systems are made of flexible sheets of synthetic material. They are lightweight, durable, and resistant to UV rays and chemicals. TPO (Thermoplastic Olefin), PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride), and EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer) are common types of single-ply membranes.


  1. Built-Up Roofing (BUR):

Built-up roofing consists of multiple layers of bitumen (asphalt or coal tar) alternating with reinforcing materials like fiberglass or felt. BUR provides excellent waterproofing and can withstand heavy foot traffic.


  1. Modified Bitumen:

Modified bitumen roofing combines the durability of BUR with the flexibility of single-ply membranes. It is often applied in multiple layers for added protection against weather elements.


  1. Metal Roofing:

Metal roofs are known for their longevity, energy efficiency, and low maintenance requirements. They come in various materials, including steel, aluminum, and copper, and can be customized to match the building’s aesthetic.


  1. Green Roofing:

Green roofing involves the installation of vegetation and plants on the roof surface. It offers insulation benefits, reduces urban heat, and contributes to environmental sustainability.



In the world of commercial roofing, TARC stands as a reliable partner committed to excellence in design, installation, and maintenance. Our seamless approach ensures that your business is safeguarded with a roof that offers both protection and aesthetics. Whether you’re embarking on a new project or seeking to enhance your current roofing system, TARC is ready to provide the expertise and solutions you need for a resilient and enduring commercial roof.