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TPO stands for thermoplastic polyolefin, a single-ply roofing membrane that covers the surface of the roof. The name is a bit misleading, because rather than being a plastic, TPO is actually one of a few different types of rubber, usually a blend of polypropylene and ethylene-propylene rubber. It is one of the fastest growing roof types for flat roofs, particularly on commercial buildings. This inexpensive, thin roofing material is gaining popularity amongst building owners that want a durable, reflective roof, that won’t break the bank
EPDM is an extremely durable synthetic rubber roofing membrane (ethylene propylene diene terpolymer) widely used in low-slope buildings worldwide. Its two primary ingredients, ethylene and propylene, are derived from oil and natural gas. Architects, roof consultants and contractors have come to depend on EPDM’s time tested, long-term performance.
When building owners are looking for a roof system that is durable and easy to maintain many look at bitumen membranes. this roof performs well in our climate and it is not uncommon for these roofs to see a life span of up to 30 years with proper scheduled maintenance. This roof is durable and can cope with our harsh winter climate and as been installed in Canada since the early 1970’s. Ideal for foot traffic (to service h-vac), adding mechanical projections and is essentially “future proofing” your building if you ever decide to install skylights, solar panels and/or other projections.