1st Choice Roofing Commercial
TPO ROOF SYSTEMS
TPO membranes are single ply roof membranes constructed from ethylene propylene rubber. They are designed to combine superior durability rubber with the proven performance of hot air welded seams. These systems include a reinforcement fabric that help make these roofs resistant to tears and punctures, yet they still maintain good flexibility to allow for building movement. The seams and flashings on TPO roofs are typically secured using a hot air welder. These technically sophisticated welders quite literally melt the material together at the seams to form a long lasting bond. This technique provides superior seam strength and does not rely on glue or tape. They have been tested as having excellent resistance to ozone, and are algae-resistant, environmentally friendly and safe to install. We install TPO roof systems one of three ways: fully-adhered, mechanically-fastened or Rhino Bond adhered. TPO roof systems are most often white, but are also available in other colors to meet any aesthetic requirements of a particular application. TPO roofing material is also available in a variety of thicknesses to help meet different needs of each individual project.
EPDM ROOF SYSTEMS
EPDM is the acronym for the chemical composition of rubber Ethylene Propylene Diene. “EPDM”, “Rubber”, “Black Rubber”, and “EPDM Rubber” all refer to the same roofing product. This EPDM membrane is classified as a thermoset material, as it is either fully-cured prior to installation or it cures during natural weathering after installation. EPDM roofs are single ply membranes, meaning that there is only one ply of roofing material rather than multiple plies laminated together. EPDM is available in a variety of thicknesses. As a general rule, the thicker the material, the longer the warranty available. EPDM has been in use on roofs in the USA since the 1960s and is one of the most common types of low slope roofing materials. While single-ply roofing systems as a whole have gained market share, EPDM as a percentage of that category of roofing has fallen. The seams on EPDM roof systems are sealed using either an adhesive or splice tape. This system can be applied one of three ways: fully-adhered or mechanically-fastened.
PVC ROOF SYSTEMS
PVC is one of the pioneering single ply roofing materials. PVC in its natural state is rigid, like PVC pipe. PVC roof membranes, however, are quite flexible as a result of the presence of plasticizers in the chemical formulation. These systems also include a reinforcement fabric that help make these roofs resistant to tears and punctures. One of the primary benefits of a PVC roof system is the fact that the seams and flashings are secured using a hot air welder. These technically sophisticated welders quite literally melt the material together at the seams to form a long lasting bond. This technique provides superior seam strength and does not rely on glue or tape. In addition, the material by nature is resistant to a broad range of chemicals and is an excellent choice for manufacturing facilities and restaurants that discharge chemicals or byproducts (such as animal fats) that are damaging to many EPDM or asphalt based roof systems. PVC roofs can be installed in one of three ways: fully-adhered, mechanically-fastened or Rhino Bond adhered. These roof systems are most often white, but are also available in other colors to meet any aesthetic requirements of a particular application. PVC roofing material is available in a variety of thicknesses.
The benefits of flat roofing are that they can last longer by being maintained properly. Most of the manufacturers of Flat roofing systems require that the roof be inspected on a semi-annual basis to maintain the warranty. This inspection needs to be done by someone with experience in the roof systems and with the ability to repair anything that is considered a maintenance issue. We are proud to be able to provide Maintenance Inspections for all flat roofs to our customers as well as to any clientele who may have had their roof installed by another company.