There are many different types of materials available for commercial roofing, so some may be better than others. But if you want to make a more informed decision, make sure you work with a trusted and reputable rubber and slate roof repair contractor who can guide you throughout the roof replacement process.
Here at Evans Roofing and Gutters Inc., we only offer the best materials for your new roof. We install some of the most popular types, such as:
Modified bitumen roofing systems are essentially roof fabrics that are applied to act as “carriers” for the material. These are then cut and installed in layers similar to BUR membranes. These types of roofing systems are typically fastened to commercial rooftops as two-ply systems and adhered to the roofing deck to achieve good protection and durability. Modified bitumen roofing systems need only minimal maintenance which can be done with professional inspections and cleaning at least twice a year.
Also known as ethylene propylene diene monomer, EPDM is a widely popular rubber roofing material. This is mainly because of its inexpensive price compared to other types of roofing materials. It’s also lightweight and easy to install, but if you’re not up for a DIY job, then let a professional roofing and gutter installation contractor do it for you. The roof deck doesn’t need to be reinforced as well, and if you install a high-quality EPDM roof, you can expect it to last around 20 years with minimal maintenance.
Like EPDM, thermoplastic polyolefin or TPO roofing systems are lightweight and highly reflective. They’re effective against most weather conditions and are highly resistant to tears, punctures, bacterial growth, chemicals, and even UV light. Because of their lightweight and weather resistant properties, thermoplastic roof membranes are popular among restaurants and other businesses that emit oils and/or fats from their ventilation systems.