Ethylene propylene diene terpolymer (EPDM) and thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) are two flat roofing materials you should consider for your property. These two options are both durable and energy-efficient. They also come with their own set of pros and cons.
Find out which one is best for your building from local roof repair contractors.
Recycled materials are often used to make EPDM. This material can withstand hail, storms and other weather extremes. EPDM roofs must comply with ASTM D4637 requirements, which ensures they’re strong enough to endure damage from debris and hail.
However, these roofs can be prone to foot traffic damage. You also have limited options when it comes to this roofing option as it’s only available in black, unlike TPO roofing that has various color choices.
Roofing contractors, as well as property owners, prefer TPO due to its economical benefits. Like PVC roofing, it has hot-air weldable seams and improved energy efficiency, but at a more reasonable price. It comes in a wide range of reflective colors, meaning you don’t need to choose a white roof to get energy savings. Modern advancements allowed for all colors of TPO roofing membranes to be ultraviolet (UV) resistant.
TPO resists mold, dirt and damage due to impact. Because this material is extremely flexible, it can allow a building to move to settle without experiencing damage. Compared to other single-ply roofing products, reinforced TPO membranes can handle thermal movement better.
Another reason TPO is so popular is because of its ease of installation. It’s made in wider, lightweight sheets, making it easier to install and minimizing seams. When a roofing material is easy and fast to install, you can get savings on labor costs.
At Lankford Roofing & Construction LLC, we’re here to help with your home improvement needs. Whether you need a roof or window replacement, you can count on our experienced team. Give us a call at (903) 465-7677, or fill out our contact form for a free estimate. We serve clients in Denison and Sherman, TX.