TPO AND EPDM ROOF SYSTEMS
Innovative Construction & Roofing is a premier St. Louis commercial roofing contractor that specializes in repairing, replacing and installing TPO and EPDM roof systems.
Our professional commercial roofing teams have repaired or replaced hundreds of roofs in the St. Louis region. From manufacturing facilities and industrial plants, to churches, schools and retail spaces, we have the experience, expertise, and technology to install, restore, or maintain single-ply membrane roof systems, while ensuring minimal to zero impact on your daily operations. View our flat roof gallery.
The main goal when covering a flat roof is to create a barrier that will be impenetrable to water. This is why single-ply membrane roofing for flat roofs is a popular option for commercial, industrial and manufacturing facilities. Single-ply membranes are sheets of rubber and other synthetics that can be ballasted, chemically adhered, or mechanically fastened to insulation to create a barrier of protection between the building below and the atmosphere above.
There are two main types of single-ply membrane commercial roofing: Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO) and Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM). Both are excellent roofing products that are similarly priced. However, both TPO and EPDM have their own unique features. Let’s take a look at both.
TPO ROOFING SYSTEMS
TPO is a single-ply membrane roofing system that has been around since the early 1990s. Today, it’s one of the fastest growing commercial roofing systems on the market. TPO roofing systems are made up of a single layer of synthetics and reinforcing scrim that is used to cover flat roofs. Often referred to as ‘white roofs,’ TPO is typically manufactured white, though TPO is also available in other colors, including tan, gray, and specialty colors. A primary advantage of TPO roofs is that they reflect UV rays and heat from the building. As a result, TPO roofs can lower a facility’s cooling costs, saving money during the summer months.
TPO is delivered to the commercial property in rolls and is relatively easy to install. After insulation layers are installed and covered by a cover board, the TPO membrane is attached to the insulation board with a bonding adhesive or it is mechanically fastened. After the TPO is rolled out, Innovative Construction and Roofing craftsmen use a hot-air gun to melt down the membrane at the seams and fuse them together.
EPDM ROOFING SYSTEMS
EPDM roofing is a singly-ply membrane system made from high-performance synthetic rubber. EPDM has been around since the 1960s and has a proven track record. EPDM membranes are available in three thicknesses: 45 Mil, 60 Mil and 90 Mil and two color choices: black or white. Black EPDM roofs retain heat which can be advantageous in the winter months. EPDM tolerates exposure to UV light and extreme temperatures. It is flexible and expands to accommodate building movements. Its heat absorption helps snow and ice melt faster.
Like TPO, EPDM is mechanically fastened or adhered to the cover board. After the membrane is rolled out on the flat roof, the seams are secured with a layer of seam tape or an additional adhesive.
TPO AND EPDM ROOF REPAIRS & MAINTENANCE
Although your TPO or EPDM roof may last for decades, chances are you will need to perform regular repairs. While these roofs are resistant to tears, impacts, and punctures, they are not immune to them. Regular roof maintenance is key to preventing water leakage. At Innovative Construction & Roofing, we have a team dedicated to repairing and maintaining commercial roofs.
If you are looking for maintenance, repair, or replacement for your commercial roof, complete our bid form for your free no-obligation commercial roof quote from our team of experts. We’ll connect you with someone who can help get the ball rolling. Prefer to speak to someone directly? Give us a call at (314) 546-4047 or toll free at (866) 750-8097.
WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY
In the roofing business, referrals are essential. We go all-out every day to provide our customers with unparalleled service during every stage of their project. That’s why we are proud to have earned more than 150 positive customer referrals, significantly more than other roofing contractors in the St. Louis area.
“Both large commercial projects were completed ahead of schedule and under budget” – Toby G. Flowers, General Counsel David Stanley Auto Group
“I wish to thank you for all the hard work you have done at the parish on our roofs. You are your employees were very professional in your dealings with the parish and me.” – Rev. Richard J. Rath, Pastor
“I would like to fully express my recommendation for anyone looking at roofing contractors, that Innovative Construction & Roofing is by far a first class organization” – Patrick Hanson, Building Owner/Restaurateur, Pujols 5 Westport Grill