Commercial roofing uses different roofing materials and techniques than residential roofing. We will help you determine the best options for your business and set you up with a roofing contractor. You may also want to become familiar with the roofing process (see our Roofing Resources guide). Here are some commercial roofing materials to be familiar with:
There are basically three types of single ply roofing: TPO, PVC, and EPDM.
TPO roofing is one of the latest single ply, flat roofing materials on the market. Current membrane formulations are reinforced with a polyester fabric and manufactured using an ultraviolet-resistant thermoplastic polyolefin formulation. TPO comes in several thicknesses. It’s designed for use in mechanically fastened and adhered roofing applications in new, re-roof and recover roof constructions. It is fire and chemical resistant and contains UV inhibitors for added longevity.
PVC roofing materials are a highly-engineered, flexible, thermoplastic membrane-manufactured using a UV resistant poly-vinyl chloride. It provides excellent weathering characteristics, high tension strength and long-term flexibility. It also exhibits resistance to harsh chemicals and industrial pollutants.
EPDM roofing has superior weatherability through a wide range of temperatures and conditions and demonstrates superior ozone resistance. EPDM membranes are available in several thicknesses, with or without polyester scrim reinforcement and can be installed in ballasted, mechanically-fastened or adhered applications.