We have been specifying and installing commercial membrane roofs in Connecticut for nearly half a century. We have seen the industry evolve from built-up tar and gravel roofs to the current form of single-ply EPDM, PVC and TPO membrane roofing.
Types of Single-ply Membrane Roofs
When it comes to synthetic plastic polymer membrane roof systems, we use three primary materials: EPDM, PVC and TPO. Much like your commercial roofing project, each of these materials is unique with distinct benefits. After reading the summaries below, you may better know what sort of roof you’d like to discuss with us.
EPDM, a synthetic rubber roof material, is highly resistant to wind damage and hail, while also remaining flexible and durable in low temperatures as well as extreme heat. It is the most popular low slope single-ply roofing material for commercial structures. We install Firestone EPDM, Carlisle EPDM as well as other brands. The material has high resistance to ozone, weathering, abrasion, and ultraviolet radiation and maintains its strength and water-tight properties over time.
While commonly perceived as relatively rigid due to its use in drainage or plumbing pipes, plasticizers added during the manufacture of roofing PVC make it pliable as well as durable. PVC roofing systems are widely used due to their ability to resist weather, chemicals and pollutants. The typical white color also makes PVC very energy efficient. Of the “rubber roof” single-ply membrane roofing materials, PVC is considered the most long-lasting, ranging from 15 to 30 years.
TPO is said to possess the UV- and heat-resistant qualities of EPDM while having the strength and security of heat-welded seams like PVC roofing. A TPO roof, which is actually a combination of plastic and rubber, is flexible and highly-resistant to aging factors such as algae, bacteria, dirt and debris as well as ultraviolet light and impact damage. It is cost-effective and comes in different thicknesses and a variety of colors, but primarily are available in white, grey and tan.
Our Roofing Manufacturer Partners
We have master-level partnerships with the key commercial roofing material manufacturers including Firestone Roofing and Carlisle SynTec. Our team is fully-trained, up-to-date and we are certified to offer the most comprehensive warranty levels for each manufacturer whose products we specify and install.
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