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Choosing the Right Type of Commercial Flat Roof Materials

What Types of Flat Roofing Materials Are There?

When it comes to a flat roof installation or replacement, it is very important to choose the right type of materials for the job. Good materials will prove worthwhile and vital for a roof’s longevity and overall health. There are a wide variety of options available for flat roofs, however, a few of the material options stand out from the bunch. Some of the best flat roof materials for commercial roofing include EPDM, TPO, and for low slope roofs, rolled asphalt roofing. Give a roofing contractor that has experience working with these materials a call so one of our specialists can assess your roof and provide you with a professional evaluation.

EPDM Flat Roofing Material

EPDM flat roofing material is commonly used in commercial and medical facilities and is very popular because of its high reliability, adaptability to a wide range of temperatures, and durability. EPDM stands for ethylene propylene diene monomer and is very resistant to any weather conditions, pollution, and sunlight. Since this extremely durable material is made of synthetic rubber, it can last 30 years or longer if properly maintained.

TPO Flat Roofing Material

TPO flat roofing material is used in both commercial and residential roofing. TPO’s membrane reflects heat instead of absorbing it, thus being resistant to heat transfer while also being lightweight. The lifespan of TPO material is very long as well, lasting well over 20 years with proper installation, maintenance, and inspection. TPO roofing is popular on commercial properties because it is energy efficient and does not require much maintenance. Since this roofing material reflects heat, it will keep indoor rooms cooler. This is energy efficient as it alleviates the need to keep adjusting indoor temperature as often.

Rolled-Asphalt Roofing Material

When your property has a low-sloped roof, rolled asphalt roofing can be used as an affordable option. It is an oil-based asphalt product that is usually commonly available but tricky to install if not done correctly. Though roll roofing is similar to asphalt shingles, it is considerably cheaper, thinner and less durable.

Bay Roofing Uses Only the Best Flat Roofing Materials 

Choosing the right type of flat roof material is extremely important, and the professionals at Bay Roofing are proud to work with many different types of commercial and residential roof systems. No matter the type of commercial roof that needs to be installed, replaced, or repaired, our trusted roofing team can help. We have been providing commercial roofing services to New Jersey businesses since 1981. Give Bay Roofing a call today at 1-888-820-6028 or contact us to schedule an appointment to discuss your roofing needs.

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