Introduction to Single Ply Roofing Materials
Single ply roof types available today include EPDM, TPO, and PVC. All of these materials consist of a single layer of varying thicknesses and dimensions, and are produced by several manufacturers with different chemical formulations.
EPDM – Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (Rubber Roofing)
EPDM, also known as “rubber” roofing, uses adhesion methods for seaming and flashing materials. It has been a reliable choice for roofs in cooler climate regions. EPDM is most commonly black and does not reflect heat like white roof systems. Top manufacturers include Carlisle, GAF, Elevate (Firestone), and Johns Manville. When installed by an authorized applicator, the system can qualify for a warranty up to 30 years.
PVC – Polyvinyl Chloride Roofing
PVC is the highest quality single ply system available today and offers unique benefits over other options. It is highly chemical-resistant, making it suitable for industries using chemicals that come into contact with the roof, including restaurants with grease exposure. PVC uses heat welding technology for seaming and flashing components. It is typically produced in white for heat reflectivity and reduced cooling costs. Top manufacturers are Sarnafil, Carlisle, Duro-Last, and Johns Manville. When installed by an authorized applicator, the system can qualify for a warranty up to 30 years.
TPO – Thermoplastic Olefin Roofing
TPO is the newest product in the single ply market and has gained popularity due to its lower cost and white color. TPO is a hybrid material in terms of seaming, with applicators using a combination of adhesives and hot air welding. Most popular manufacturers include Carlisle, Elevate (Firestone), GAF, and Johns Manville. When installed by an authorized applicator, the system can qualify for a warranty up to 30 years.
Choosing the Right Single Ply Roof Type with Division Seven Roofing
Selecting the right single ply roofing material for your commercial building is crucial for performance and longevity. Division Seven Roofing, Central Ohio’s oldest and most trusted commercial roofing contractor, can help you make an informed decision based on your specific needs and budget.
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