Types of Commercial Roofing Materials

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It might be confusing to compare the various commercial roofing materials available on the market if you possess a business or industrial building that needs a new roof or if you want to develop a new structure. How can you know which is the greatest option for your particular construction project?

The following are some of the most typical types of commercial roofing materials:

  • EPDM: Ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) roofing is commonly known as rubber roofing.
  • TPO: A thermoplastic polyolefin roof(TPO) has become a very popular option, especially among commercial building owners.
  • PVC: PVC, or polyvinyl chloride, roofing consists of two layers of PVC roof material, reinforced with polyester in the middle. Additionally, the layers contain chemicals that prevent curing while also making the polymer flexible and UV-stable. It is lightweight, much like EPDM and TPO.
  • SPF: A spray polyurethane foam (SPF) roof is manufactured from a kind of plastic that expands by around 30 times as it dries and changes state from a liquid to a solid in a couple of seconds.

Asphalt Rolled Roofing:

Asphalt rolled roofing is commonly used on buildings with low-slope roofs. It is made up of the same components that go into making asphalt shingles.

Acrylic Roof Coatings:

About 80% of the time, acrylic coatings—which may be applied to a range of roof types—are chosen over replacement. For a successful system, you’ll need a primer, base coat, fabric (either covering the entire roof or just the seams), another base coat on top of the fabric to embed it, and finally a top coat. The ultimate product is a smooth, completely adherent membrane that will easily outlast TPO and PVC with proper care and is strong enough to survive significant hail. These coating methods can actually be placed straight on plywood in new construction, despite the fact that it isn’t currently commonplace.