The best commercial roofing material is always the one that is able to live up to the challenges of the specific geographical area that the building is located and also meets the property owner’s expectations in terms of energy efficiency and design. Here are a few of the most popular materials used on commercial properties todays:
- Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer – more commonly known as EPDM, the material has been developed for flat roofs and with high energy-efficiency in mind. The material is among the most expensive solutions, but it is very durable and easy to maintain;
- Single-ply PVC membrane – perhaps the most popular and most widely used material of them all, PVC is even stronger than EPDM and it has excellent heat reflecting qualities that make it suitable for hot climate zones, but it is also an expensive and heavy material;
- Metal – the material is among the most durable roofing solutions, warranted for at least 50 years and it is also weather-resistant, energy-efficient, easy to install and to maintain and available in lots of different colors and styles as well;
- Modified bitumen – this multi-ply material offers superior resistance to impact, to weather events and great durability as well and is best installed by a commercial roofer with experience of this product.