Many types of commercial roofing are ‘flat’, the guide below looks at some of the options available for your commercial building, so you can decide on the right one for your property’s needs.
What Materials Are Used for Flat Commercial Roofing?
1. Ethylene Propylene Diene Terpolymer (EPDM)
Ethylene propylene diene terpolymer (EPDM) is a synthetic rubber compound that has been used as a commercial roofing material for over 50 years. It continues to be a popular choice because it’s resistant to hail, fire, extreme heat, ultraviolet radiation, and weathering. Additionally, EPDM is flexible in low temperatures and will withstand heavy winds. Finally, this material is easy to fix and can be restored to its original quality affordably.
2. Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO)
Thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) is a rubber-based, single-ply roofing material that can last up to 35 years. TPO is heat welded onto your building’s flat roof to create a strong bond that reduces the risk of leaks. The final finish is white and shiny, making it reflective. This stops sunlight from heating your building’s nice, cool interior, making your commercial space more energy-efficient.
3. Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
Polyvinyl chloride (or PVC) roofing has been the leading choice for commercial and industrial buildings since the 1960s. While the finish does look similar to TPO, PVC is composed of vinyl as opposed to rubber.
It lasts 20 to 25 years on average. With its resistance to UV light, PVC can save your business money on heating and cooling bills each month.
4. Modified Bitumen (Mod-Bit)
Modified bitumen has an asphalt membrane and comes in long sheets that are attached to the roof with the help of a torch. Some versions are self-adhesive, making for a quick and easy installation. Commercial roofing contractors often suggest this product for its budget-friendliness. However, it is susceptible to blistering or cracking due to sun exposure. Thus, it has a shorter life expectancy of about 10 to 15 years.
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