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EPDM Rubber vs PVC Roofing Membrane

Whether you are a business or homeowner looking to install a new flat roof, you have a number of choices to consider: EPDM Rubber, PVC and TPO roofing systems. While all of these membranes are single-ply roofing systems, they are actually very different in their formulations, manufacturing process, durability, longevity and performance. This guide is a detailed comparison between EPDM Rubber which is the cheapest and therefore most commonly used flat roofing system and PVC roofing membrane, which is a premium product that costs more, but offers superior protection.  EPDM ROOFING VS PVC ROOFING What is an EPDM rubber roof?… Read more »

Environmental Impact of Low-Slope Roofing Systems

If you are looking for an eco-friendly low-slope roofing system for your home or business, you have probably come across the fact that there is no green option in the flat roofing market.  The only truly green roofing material is metal, as it is not dependent on oil, has a long service life of over 50 years, and can be 100% recycled. Unfortunately, a metal roof is not an option for low-slope applications. So the question is, which roofing system should you install as an environmentally conscious consumer? Our 3-Part Guide analyzes the environmental considerations and impact of all available… Read more »

Addressing Environmental Concerns about PVC Roofing

PVC roofing membranes, which are one of the most durable, energy efficient, long lasting and reputable flat roofing options both for commercial and residential application, have in recent years come under fire from a number of environmental groups for being a hazardous material, unsafe for human health and toxic to the environment. While it is true that PVC roofs are not the most environmentally – friendly roofing option out there (in fact none of the low-slope roofing systems are), it is important to address these allegations. The reality is that these environmental concerns are unfounded, and in this article we… Read more »

Environmental Benefits of PVC Roofing Systems

In our exceedingly environmentally conscious world, home and business owners alike are striving to build with green materials. PVC roofing membranes remain a popular single-ply roofing choice, and in great part this can be attributed to the roof’s clear environmental benefits. Learn more about why installing a PVC roofing will allow you to increase energy efficiency, conserve resources, reduce carbon footprint and save money along the way.   IMPROVE ENERGY EFFICIENCY Many PVC roofing membranes are recognized by the ENERGY STAR Roof Products Program and the U.S. DOE for their energy saving performance.  All ENERGY STAR-qualifying PVC roofing systems have… Read more »

Advantages of PVC Roofing in Residential Applications

Are you looking to install a flat roofing system on your home that will be durable and long lasting? It is no secret that most roofing system options for low-slope homes fail only after 5-7 years of service, and are susceptible to moisture and leaks. The good news is that there is a high quality roofing system that can take care of all these issues for you – a PVC roofing membrane. While PVC roofs have been primarily used in industrial and commercial applications, they are growing in popularity among savvy homeowners who are looking for durability, longevity and energy-efficiency…. Read more »