Comparing 3 Types
If you’re a business owner in , then you know the value of maintaining your property and ensuring that it is both safe and functional so that you can run your company. The roof is the most critical component in your building structure. It must withstand sunlight, extreme temperatures, the wind, and torrential rains – sometimes all in the same day.
Having the right roof atop your building will provide you with adequate protection and insulate the structure’s interior. There are several commercial roofing options for business owners today. We explore and compare some of the most common below. If you have any questions about commercial roofing, you contact a roofing contractor at Gordy Roofing. We’ll be glad to go over your options.
Technically known as Ethylene Propylene Diene Terpolymer, EPDM is an exceptionally resilient roofing system that can last 30 years or longer. It is among the best roofing choices for affordability, energy savings and for reducing carbon.
In hot southern regions such as Texas, fully adhered and mechanically fastened white EPDM reduces air conditioning and cooling costs. Traditional ballasted EPDM systems offer superior energy performance, and by increasing underlying insulation, you can achieve an even higher R-value.
Because EPDM’s membrane withstands UV rays, rain and freezing temperatures, life expectancy can be reached through periodic inspections and regular maintenance. 903-767-4166
TPO membranes are a blend of polypropylene and ethylene-propylene rubber components, available in white, gray, and tan, with white being the most popular for its high UV resistance. TPO comes in a variety of thicknesses and price options.
TPO is the fastest-growing commercial membrane roofing system in the industry. It’s engineered for superior, long-term performance and offers the added benefit of being eco-friendly. Its excellent resistance to the sun efficiently works with cool roofing solutions, helping to keep their storage facilities, warehouses, and working environments more cost efficient.
TPO offers reduced maintenance. It is highly versatile, providing a superior defense to environmental pollutants and chemicals. It is abrasion, tear, and puncture-resistant. TPO provides LEED credit qualification and is Energy Star rated and Cool Roof Rating Council approved.
TPO can be mechanically attached, fully adhered, or ballasted. Heat-welded seam technology forms an impermeable, monolithic roof membrane seam for optimal strength and leak prevention.
Modified Bitumen and Built-Up Roof Systems
Modified bitumen is a very durable product, especially in high-traffic areas and when confined to smaller roof areas with a high density of service equipment. The flexible nature of the modifiers allows owners to select a roof that is a thicker product and able to withstand building movement and metal-to-membrane connections than a built-up roof (BUR) system.
Cold applied adhesive anchoring is installed in a modified built-up roof system. Cold-applied modified bitumen installations mean higher quality, as well as improved health and safety.