It pays to have all bases covered when planning a commercial roof replacement. These include your choice of roofing material – which can affect the longevity and overall performance of your new system. Two of the most popular options available today are EPDM and TPO single-ply roofing.
Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM)
This particular single-ply roof system uses a type of synthetic rubber made of recycled materials, including boots and old tires. EPDM roofing may also come with slate and sawdust for greater strength and density. Already tried and proven, this roof system has been around for about 60 years and remains one of the most favored options for commercial properties.
EPDM roofs are flexible because they use a synthetic rubber material, allowing them to withstand even the harshest weather conditions. They are typically used to cover garages, storehouses and office buildings. EPDM roofing doesn’t require special equipment or manpower, which makes its installation faster and easier. This roofing option can also last up to 25 years – just as long as they’re installed and maintained properly by a reliable roofing company, not storm chasers.
Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO)
Made of polymerized polypropylene and ethylene-propylene rubber, TPO ensures superior weather performance. In fact, TPO roofing can be just as strong as architectural asphalt shingles because its base material is reinforced with fiberglass and talc. When it comes to delivering reliable protection against ultraviolet (UV) damage and other extreme weather conditions, this roofing option is the way to go.
TPO roofing comes with reflective properties that can keep your commercial property cooler and more comfortable, only without the high energy costs. It is also available in a wide range of colors to better match with your commercial property’s exterior style and palette. With proper installation and roof maintenance, a TPO system can provide up to 20 years of proven performance.
When you need a newer, better roofing system for your building, look no further than Scro’s Roofing Company. With our EPDM and TPO single-ply roofs, we’ll make sure your property remains dry and damage-free all year round. We serve Raleigh and Clayton, NC, plus their nearby areas. Call us today at (919) 461-0937, or fill out this contact form to schedule your roof evaluation.