Single-ply roofing is used to protect flat and low-sloped buildings. It is as popular as it is naturally strong, flexible and highly durable. Two of the most in demand single-ply systems are the ThermoPlastic Polyolefin (TPO) and Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM).
Read on as Chase Roofing LLC, your trusted professional roofer, shares the similarities and differences between TPO and EPDM.
TPO is actually made of different kinds of rubber and usually has a lighter color. It is environment friendly with enhanced reflective properties; TPO is UV-resistant and deflects the harsh rays of the sun. TPO can reduce cooling costs in large facilities.
On the other hand, EPDM is made from oil and natural gas. It has a darker color and helps reduce facilities’ heating costs. Between TPO and EPDM, the latter has the highest tensile strength that can withstand harsh weather changes better.
As we desire to maximize these material composition, make sure to schedule your annual gutter repair consultation. Not only will it help in the maintenance of your system, but a clogged gutter will increase the deterioration rate of your system.
Installation methods for these two are actually the same: ballasted, fully adhered or mechanically attached.
It is highly recommended to have your roofing system maintained once a year. This is to immediately spot whatever there is that needs to be repaired and to decrease the deterioration rate.
Neglecting and overlooking this responsibility may lead to a system overhaul. This is more costly than annual maintenance. Timely maintenance can prevent larger damage, not just to the roof but to the structure and equipment as well.
Chase Roofing LLC is committed to superior quality roof repair services. We also offer TPO and EPDM single-ply system installation. Should you need a free consultation or no-commitment, call them at (757) 333-0052. They serve areas in Newport News, VA, and nearby areas.