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The Features and Benefits of EPDM and TPO Roofs

Your choice in commercial roofing materials can determine your building’s energy efficiency, comfort, and resistance to weather. American Enviromental Service Company provides two of the leading choices for commercial roofing materials: Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer or EPDM and Thermoplastic Polyolefin or TPO. These materials can enhance any kind of commercial building. Here are the benefits and features of the materials we offer.

EPDM Roof Systems

EPDM is a durable synthetic rubber roofing membrane. As an expert roofing contractor in Richmond, VA, we recommend installing an EPDM roof because of its proven track record. It has been in use for over 40 years. A recent study examined roof systems with decades of in-field experience and concluded that all systems were performing like new. In addition, an EPDM roof has high resistance to hail, weathering, ozone, and abrasion. Thanks to its longevity, it also has a low life cycle cost.

TPO Roof Systems

TPO is a single-ply roofing material made of ethylene propylene rubber. It is the fastest growing category for single ply systems because of its environmentally friendly properties. TPO roofs come in black, light gray, and white. White TPO roofs have great heat reflective properties. We recommend going for TPO for your commercial roofing in Richmond, VA, if you prioritize improved energy efficiency. TPO roofs are ENERGY STAR® rated and can help keep your building interior cool.

This roof can help reflect the sun’s heat and UV rays, reducing the workload of your utility systems. This reduces energy consumption, leading to increased savings. TPO roofs are also 100% recyclable at the end of their service life, making them eco-friendly. TPO roofs can withstand harmful chemical, ultraviolet, and ozone exposure. They also resist bacteria, debris, algae, and dirt build up. As a specialist in roof repair in Richmond, VA, we recommend TPO roofs because they resist impact damage and tears, as well.

American Enviromental Service Company is a trusted name when it comes to commercial roof replacement, repair, and renovation. We have over 20 years of experience and we have provided solutions for a diverse range of establishments. The secret to our success is our efficient turnaround time and the proficiency of our work. Call us at 1-(804) 893-2900 to learn more about our commercial roofing materials.