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Commercial Roofing Different Commercial Roofing Materials

Thermoplastic Polyolefin

A very common material used in commercial roofing is Thermoplastic Polyolefin. The reason being is that the material is lightweight, easy o work with, and very reflective which provides excellent protection against UV lights and extreme heat. Also, it requires very little maintenance and it is also eco-friendly because of the recyclable material.

Modified Bitumen

Modified Bitumen or a bitumen roofing system is very ideal for flat roofs. This multi-layered system is very resistant to impact, making it ideal for buildings which are expecting a lot of roof traffic. Similar to thermoplastic polyolefin, it is very lightweight and maintaining it is fairly simple and low cost. Modified bitumen has been used for a very long time and it has proven to be one of the most reliable materials, capable of lasting about 20 years. The major drawback of this material is its black color. A modified bitumen roof must be installed with the proper insulation such as granules, which can protect the material from overheating.

Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer

Next on the list would be Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer or EPDM for short. Also popular with Denver commercial roofing projects, this material can withstand extremely high winds and heavy rains. The type of commercial buildings that use this material are buildings with a slight slope of the roof. Another great benefits of EPDM is its resistance to fire and also acting as a great insulator. It allows easy installation, it is also cost-effective and able to last for many years, depending on the maintenance practiced on it.

Commercial Built-up Roofing

Commercial Built-up Roofing, one of the oldest type of material used for roofing, has been around for over 100 years. Being used this much time gives an idea of whether or not the material is good. As the name, suggests it’s main use is for commercial buildings and has proven to be reliable and long-lasting. It provides many layers of protection against moisture, UV light and requires very little maintenance. The downside of this material is its cost and slow to install

 

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