Back in the day, commercial roofing was pretty much limited to asphalt and gravel. That can be a hit-and-miss proposition when it comes to creating a proper seal. This has since improved with the introduction of membrane roofing. Ethylene propylene diene terpolymer (EPDM) or synthetic rubber roofing is the most popular option.
Today, the thermoplastic membrane TPO or thermoplastic polyolefin has many similarities with EPDM, without its disadvantages. This makes it the perfect choice for commercial roofing in Fredericksburg, VA. GAF, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, has since developed their TPOs for specific applications.
One of these is GAF EverGuard Extreme®, engineered with solar installations in mind. Commercial roof repair in Norfolk, VA, that involves a solar energy installation will be minimal due to these four features:
1. Easy to Install
Membranous roofing installations typically have over 10 steps for a full installation. Fortunately, EverGuard only requires three. This saves a lot more time and covers more ground in a day.
TPO costs a lot less to produce, without compromising quality and utility. This makes it another important factor for roof replacement in Washington, DC, involving a building with a large floor area.
GAF’s TPO products all come in reflective white or light colors by default, which allows it to deflect heat from the sun’s rays. Roof temperature can be as low as 110 degrees. EverGuard TPO can also be manufactured in virtually any color, including ENERGY STAR® qualified “Cool Colors”.
GAF EverGuard Extreme is at least four times stronger than taped EPDM. It is also puncture-resistant, even if the pressure is over 250 pounds. It is also dimensionally stable, as EPDM has a shrinkage rate of up to 2% after installation. That’s a significant shrinkage for large buildings. This shrinks up to 80% less than EPDM.
If you want to know more about what GAF EverGuard Extreme can do for your commercial building, call American Environmental Service Co. today at (804) 585-3035 or use our form.