Any business maintaining a physical address knows the building is as important as the product or service being produced or provided. Making sure the roofing will protect the owner’s investments and maintain the long-term future of the business is paramount. When searching out options for Northern Virginia Commercial Roofing, being aware of the types of roofing systems will aid in the decision making process. One of four types of systems is available.
TPO(thermoplastic polyolefin) membranes are an increasingly popular choice in the commercial industry. TPO is a single ply membrane in which seams are heat welded together. The TPO roofing system is known for providing remarkable resistance when an area is susceptible to ultraviolet, ozone or chemicals. Owners can expect a solid 20+ year lifetime out of this system. Because of it’s durability, a TPO roof is especially resistant to fire, punctures and high winds.
EPDM(ethylene propylene diene terpolymer) is another membrane system created from synthetic rubber. EPDM systems offer a quicker install and easier maintenance while still preserving the durability of the product. In fact, roofs installed as early as the 1970’s are still known to be performing well. EPDM membranes can be selected in 45, 60 and 90 ml. Additionally, 30 year warranties are now available.
PV(Photovoltaic) Solar Panels offer another option to the business moving towards more green and sustainable methods of operation. PV solar panels function with a membrane and glass tile system or over an existing roof and establish a source of converting light energy into usable energy. As an emerging technology which produces clean energy, PV solar roofs are expected to become more prevalent in the construction industry.
Green Roofs provide the fourth choice. This roofing plan calls for a waterproofing membrane to be covered with low growing foliage. Although seemingly unconventional, green roofs are proven to increase a roof’s insulation value while stretching the life of the roof two and three fold. Hotels and restaurants frequently employ the green roof system for its effectiveness as well as ambiance.
Whether a roof is needing repair, replacement or is part of a new construction, protecting the business and the building as an investment is a top down approach with Northern Virginia Commercial Roofing and Website Domain.
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