Main Types Of Commercial Flat Roofing
With our extensive expertise, we are able to construct a wide selection of flat roofing systems. The most common include:
1. EPDM Roofs
Short for ethylene propylene diene terpolymer, EPDM roofs are an excellent choice for a commercial roofing project. Often referred to as “rubber roofing” the material is predominately composed of two main ingredients: ethylene and propylene. This combination creates a superior durability that provides the waterproofing necessary – and expected – for a top quality roofing material.
2. White TPO Roofs
A White TPO Roof – TPO short for “thermoplastic” – is one of the most weather resistant and versatile roofing options, and a growing trend in today’s commercial roofing market. The material is composed of a single-ply ethylene propylene rubber membrane, which includes hot-air weldable seams. When bound together, the blanket material is highly durable – virtually seamless – and resistant to weather, fire, molds, punctures, chemicals and tears. Additionally, for an added energy bonus, a white TPO roof will reflect the suns rays, reducing heavy heat transfer especially in summer to lower air conditioning costs.
3. Hot Tar Roofs
A classic material, hot tar roofs have been widely utilized on commercial buildings throughout the U.S. for nearly the past century. The material is essentially comprised of multiple layers of a fiberglass-based asphalt. This is then reinforced with plies to generate a waterproof consistency.