We know sometimes your homes have a flat roof but most of the time it's commercial buildings that have the pleasure of having EPDM or TPO on their roofs.
If your roof is past its prime then it may be time for us to help you out. If you want to know a bit more about your commercial roof, then read on because we have some interesting information for you.
Rubber roofing is a more general term, covering various rubber materials, including EPDM, TPO, and PVC.
Rubber roofs are an excellent choice for commercial buildings for several reasons. Firstly, their durability and resistance to harsh weather conditions make them a long-term investment. They can withstand extreme weather conditions, reducing the need for frequent repairs. Also, the low maintenance requirements of rubber roofs mean reduced operating costs for businesses, which allows them to allocate their resources to more important parts of their business. All in all, the benefits of rubber roofing for business are hard to overlook. But let us dive deeper into why EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer) is a good product.
EPDM roofing is basically synthetic rubber made from a mix of ethylene, propylene, and diene monomer. It's like a roofing chameleon; it can fit into lots of situations and lasts a long time.
It's all about that seamless installation with big rubber sheets that keep the number of seams low.
You've got color options, black or white. White EPDM scores big in the energy efficiency department. It's tough as nails, usually sticking around for 20-30 years.
EPDM is very low maintenance, which is always a win.
Energy-efficient, especially with the white version, reflecting sunlight and saving on cooling costs. It's super versatile with different installation methods.
EPDM is puncture-resistant, which is great for flat or low-slope roofs.
Be careful during installation; EPDM is known for mechanical damage during installation. Installation must be spot-on to keep things watertight and last a long time. Also, while durable, it's not as resistant to impacts as some other materials.
We did highlight EPDM but don’t worry TPO and PVC do have a place too. We would have to know more about your building and your needs to choose your best product.