Commercial Roofing Systems in Chicago

There is no “Right” Roofing System — Just One that is Right for You

For over a hundred years, A-1 Roofing Co. has served customers throughout the greater Chicago area by installing roofing and architectural sheet metal on commercial properties. Experience has taught us that there is no one “best” roofing system. Different systems have different attributes. Some are best for one type of project or one type of installation, while others meet a completely different set of needs.

When considering which commercial roofing system is right for your building, it is important to look at a variety of factors, including the building type, the ease of installation, amount of foot traffic, insulation value and the environmental impact of a roof.

At A-1 Roofing Co., we take a consultative approach to roofing installation. While we have the resources to follow specifications and blueprints for many different projects, we also help our customers choose the right roofing system for the job. We take the time to talk with you in-depth about your project and develop a plan for installation.

We install many different types of commercial roofing systems to meet the needs of businesses throughout the Chicago metro area:

Built-up Roof Systems

In built-up roofing systems (often called “tar and gravel” or “asphalt and gravel” roofs), redundancy is the key to making a strong and lasting roof.

EPDM Roof Systems

EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer) is a widely used roofing material that is known for its durability and installation ease.

Modified Bitumen Roof Systems

Known to be tough and durable, modified bitumen roofing systems are designed to withstand harsh weather conditions.

White Membrane Roof Systems

More and more builders are turning to white membrane roof systems to reduce energy costs. Building owners save money, improve the environment and contribute to a healthy city.

Metal Roof Systems

Metal roof systems are best known for their distinctive look. Many architects and developers choose them because they are energy efficient, environmentally friendly and long lasting, and their distinctive appearance.

Green/Environmentally Friendly Roof Systems

Dark colored asphalt roads and tar roofs attract the sun’s heat and are often responsible for the urban “heat island” effect found in cities like Chicago, but advances in roofing technology have found ways to beat the heat.

Quality Commercial Roofing Starts with Attention to Detail

A commercial roofing system is more than just a simple covering. There are many parts that should be taken into consideration. Most low-slope commercial roofs have three basic components: weatherproofing, reinforcement and surfacing. Each component is vital to the roofing system. Weatherproofing is a critical component because it prevents water from entering the roof assembly. Reinforcement adds stability and protects the roof against punctures. Surfacing protects the weatherproofing from weather conditions, as well as increases fire resistance and solar reflectivity, At A-1 Roofing Co., we provide quality workmanship on all roofing system components. Knowing that a project can only be as good as the sum of its parts, we pay attention to the details. Each part of the commercial roofing installation process is done carefully and follows guidelines set by manufacturers’ warranties. This helps us build commercial and industrial roofing systems that last longer and require fewer repairs.