There are a few reasons commercial low slope roofing has advantages in the commercial arena compared to other types of roofing available to you. For one thing, the membrane-type materials used to construct this type of roofing are very versatile. The main types of membrane roofing materials are TPO (thermoplastic polyolefin, a type of rubber blend), which is insulating, and EPDM, which stands for ethylene propylene diene terpolymer and is a widely used option due to the fact that this type of rubber roofing material is extremely durable.
While still sloped, commercial low slope roofing is safer to work on and inspect, which is an advantage if you want to be proactive in staying on top of your roofing maintenance. More routine inspections can be a big advantage in this regard. Though it requires extremely low maintenance, when it does need maintenance, problems will be readily visible to the eye due to the clean surface finish appearance of the EPDM or TPO material used. These materials are also easier to patch, making them further your allies in commercial low slope roofing, as water seepage can quickly cause extensive damage.
Weather resistance can also be increased with the selection of commercial low slope roofing. Not only will the roof be more likely to naturally reflect the sun’s heat right back at the sky (TPO is usually white), but you can also apply coatings to further reflect the heat or solar panels to absorb it and further your commercial low slope roof energy efficiency. Not only does it withstand a sunny day well, but it is also a very good choice for extreme weather or even a high level of foot traffic (if you weigh down the techy rubber with something like a gravel layer). This style of roof is unlikely to blow off and can stand up against hail and debris.