When it comes to commercial roofs, TechPro not only offers long-warranted Duro-Last PVC, and Firestone TPO and EPDM membrane systems, but also provides clients with options that minimize environmental impact. Most commercial buildings have flat roofs, and these roofs require premium materials and professional roofers to ensure the systems, materials and construction meet code requirements and are completed with precision.
Materials for flat roofs have changed a great deal over the last decades. In previous years, you would find most of the commercial roofs had a tar finish to keep the rain out. Although the main focus of the roof is still to keep water from leaking in, other available attributes have made it necessary to learn more about options in roofing materials before deciding on how to proceed.
Thermoplastic (TPO) Roofing
Thermoplastic (TPO) roofs have become the most popular types of roofs for commercial buildings. The ease of installation, reflective quality and durability are some of the reasons for the increase in usage. Roofing sheets are heat welded at the seams for an exceptionally strong seal. The flexible material is resistant to mold and algae and is not susceptible to punctures or tears. Roofs that use TPO roofing material can be expected to last over 20 years with minimum maintenance. TPO roofs are also considered to be one of the most environmentally desirable roofing materials.
Ethylene Propylene Diene Terpolymer (EPDM) Roofing
EPDM roofing materials are made of a rubber synthetic material which is very durable. The material is resistant to the weather elements and remains flexible in low temperatures. It has proven to have superior strength against heat, fire and UV radiation. The EPDM roof is installed using adhesive or it can be mechanically fastened. The seams are then sealed using adhesive or a specially formulated tape. With available warranties up to 30 years, the EPDM roof is a viable, cost effective option for a commercial roofing material.
Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Roof Membrane
Engineered of PVC plastics, the PVC roofing membrane is made of two layers of PVC materials with polyester placed between the two layers. The polyester works to reinforce the roofing material while still allowing some flexibility. The sheets of the membrane are sealed with heat welding making one continuous fireproof and waterproof roof cover. The reflective qualities of the materials make this a great energy saving option. This roofing material can last between 15 and 30 years.
Each of these premium commercial roofing materials has different advantages, and work best for varying situations. As you consider which one is best for your business, we invite you to contact us to discuss the options with you. We maintain professional staff that is highly trained in the various materials and installation methods. We look forward to serving you and other businesses in the Vancouver area.