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PVC vs TPO Roofing Membranes

In the current single ply roofing market, the two most popular options are thermoplastic membranes PVC and TPO. PVC has been successfully used in commercial and residential roofing since the 1960’s, while PVC is a newcomer, and has been around since early 1990’s. TPO is being touted as the more improved and cheaper version of PVC, and as a result has been steadily gaining in popularity. However, the reality is that when it actually comes down to longevity and performance, PVC has a long proven track record of performance, which TPO lacks. If you are on the fence whether to… Read more »

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 »