Single-ply membrane roofs are commonly used in commercial buildings. Among several single-ply options, two of the most popular are TPO (Thermoplastic Polyolefin) and EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer).
Roofing resilience means the ability of a roof to withstand extreme weather events while ensuring a stable protection for the building. Obviously, when a roof gets damaged or blown off, a building becomes unusable or uninhabitable. It also exposes the occupants to certain hazards.
A report by the Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA) shows that there is a growing demand for metal roofing, particularly in states experiencing severe climate conditions. These include California, Florida, New York, North Carolina and Pennsylvania, with Texas also showing interest.
Metal is growing more popular in residential roof repair and replacement. It’s mostly due to its durability, fire and wind resistance and ease of maintenance. However, it must be installed correctly with the proper metal roofing underlayment.
Commercial roofing contractors are very familiar with EPDM roofs. Tough, low-maintenance and cost-efficient, it’s not surprising that EPDM roofing is among the most popular options used on business properties. Here, we take a quick look at how it is installed.