Your roofing system plays an important role in the overall well-being of your commercial building. When it comes time to replace your roof, it is important to learn about the different options that are available to you and select the one that is ideal for your building's needs. If you have a low slope roof, here are a few of the low slope roofing options you have to select from.
EPDM roofing is a roofing type that is made from a synthetic, rubber-like material. It is composed of ethylene, propylene, and a small amount of diene monomer. EPDM roofing has a lot of flexibility, due to the material that it is composed of. Some roofing materials expand and contract when it is cold outside, which ultimately causes cracking to occur. Because of the flexibility in EPDM, it is great for hot and cold climates that may cause the roof to contract and expand. It also withstands a good deal of weather elements, including wind, hail, rain and extreme heat.
Thermoplastic, PVC or TPO roofs are made from a variety of different materials including polypropylene and ethylene-propylene polymers. The unique thing about these types of low slope roofing membranes is that they may include various products that help to increase the efficiency of the roof based on your needs. The compound that your roofing membrane is made from may include flame retardants, UV absorbers or various pigments. This can help to decrease the chances of fire to your commercial building or increase the energy efficiency of the building. If you are looking to truly customize your roofing material, you can do this by selecting one of these roofing materials.
Modified bitumen is a membrane made from polymer-modified bituminous. This roofing option is typically sold in sheets, which makes covering the roof fast and easy. This type of roofing material is easy to install, offers a relatively decent amount of weather protection and is fairly affordable. Because of this, this is one of the more popular options when it comes to low slope roofing.
Built Up Roofing
Built up roofing, referred to as BUR roofing, has long been the standard when it comes to low slope and no slope roofing. This type of roof is composed of gravel, tar and/or asphalt. BUR roofing is affordable, can be layered to minimize installation costs and is cheap and affordable to install. This roofing material doesn't last as long as other roofing materials, but if you are on a budget, this is a great option for you.
Selecting the right material to have your low slope roof made from is extremely important. Here at MG Roofing, Inc., we are committed to helping our customers select the right type of roofing for their particular situation. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and let us help you find the right type of roofing for your needs.