Integrated Roofing LLC works with the leading materials manufacturers in single-ply TPO, PVC, EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer), Built-up Asphalt, and Modified Bitumen to deliver you the best product on the market.
Here is a list of the benefits and disadvantages of the materials we specialize in.
TPO (Thermoplastic Polyolefin)
- TPO is the most environmentally friendly single-ply system for recyclability.
- Resistant to chemicals, acids, oils, and molds.
- TPO is one of the best roofing materials to reflect UV light, in turn lowering heat dissipation in winter and during summer reflects strong UV light and microwave Radiation that absorbs on traditional roofing systems.
- Generally, the material can be applied year-round.
- TPO roofing is lightweight and is applied in large rolls that vary in thicknesses.
- The color of TPO comes in an assortment of options, being the most popular is white and grey shades. ~ White is the most energy-efficient color providing flawless UV rays reflection, creating a cooler roof and improving air conditioning temperature retention
PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride)
- PVC roof is both lightweight and durable.
- The biggest drawback to using PVC roofing on a flat roof is the fact that it cannot interact/adhere to asphalt materials.
- PVC systems are not negatively affected by being exposed to fungi, bacteria and plant roofs.
- Often restaurant buildings with flat roofs can suffer from animal fat buildup that comes from grease vents, which can damage asphalt roofs, besides other types of single-ply roofing membranes. However, this isn’t a problem when you have a PVC roofing membrane because PVC endures both low and high alkaline conditions.
- Because PVC membranes are usually incredibly flexible, they can easily be modified for different rooftops.
- In most instances, a PVC roof can be installed over an existing roof without the need for a tear-off or removal of the previous roofing system.
EPDM/ Rubber Roofs (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer)
- EPDM roof lasts a long time. an EPDM roof can last up to 50 years or even longer depend on the conditions. Rubber roofs are very wind resistant and stand up well to large hail.
- Rubber Roofs have easy and inexpensive repairs compared to different roofing systems.
- EPDM systems resist the constant strains of heating from the sun and freezing in the snow that is endured in Wisconsin's hot summers and tundra-like winters. No wonder that it is comprised of up to 50% of all roofs in Wisconsin alone.
- EPDM roofs are typically black but for special cases, rubber roofs can be painted a variety of colors by applications of acrylic and latex paints depending on the manufacture of the material, or a special requested Titanium Dioxide rubber that reflects UV Rays more efficiently.
- EPDM is made from recycled rubber.
- Modified Bitumen is extremely tear-resistant because of the fiberglass and polyester reinforcement layers. This feature makes modified bitumen roofing the ideal choice for low-slope commercial roofing with acceptably high foot traffic.
- Bitumen is inherently waterproof, and several layers of it on a properly installed roof makes modified bitumen roofs the most waterproof commercial roofing choice available.
- The top layer can have an added Reflective coating features for added UV Ray protection and thermal emission to release already absorbed heat. This helps reduce your property’s cooling costs.
- Malleable low-slope roofing materials are essential not just for impact resistance/tear resistance, but also for temperature shifts. Modified bitumen expands and contracts without shape deformation.
- Repairing tears, blisters, and leaks are generally easy and time-efficient for Most instances on low-slope roofing. failures occasionally occur at the seals and flashing.