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Commercial Roofing Types

Posted on: April 22, 2016

Commercial Roofing

Commercial roofing is used to protect and seal the top of commercial structures. It helps to protect and keep rain and other precipitation from entering the building. In comparison to residential roofing, commercial roofing tends to have a flat slope. There are different types of materials used to create commercial roofing systems, so check out our blog to figure out the different types that may benefit your building!


Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO)

TPO roofs are among the fastest growing commercial roofing systems. They are made of an especially durable material (ethylene propylene rubber) with a high temperature tolerance. Ultimately, this makes them resistant to ultraviolet, ozone and chemical exposure. TPO roofs are known to be easier to install and are environmentally friendly. These roofs are also more energy efficient and are better for those who are looking for a more cost effective option. Plus, TPO roofs can be expected to have a lifespan of 20+ years!


Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM)

EPDM roofs are made from a durable synthetic rubber roofing membrane, which is widely used in low-slope buildings. These roofs have been an appealing choice of the low-slope commercial roofing company for over 40 years. EPDM roofs are available in both black and white and are considered one of the longest lasting types of commercial roofs available. They continue to be the top choice for many roofing contractors.


Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)

PVC Roofing is a type of single ply roofing, consisting of one layer manufactured in a factory. These roofs are made out of thick, flexible UV-resistant thermoplastic material. Since PVC membranes are flexible, they can be easily customized to accommodate different kind of rooftops. Unlike many other roofing materials, vinyl membranes from PVC roofs can be recycled at the end of their lives on the rooftop.



Chinook Roofing & Gutters is a Tacoma roofing company that provides installation and maintenance of roofs and gutters in Puget Sound area. We are experienced with a wide variety of roofing types, including composition roofscedar shake roofingmetal roofing and more. Contact us today for a free estimate.


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