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What is EPDM and TPO Roofing?

If you’re looking for a rubber roofing material to repair or replace your commercial roof, contact B & W Roofing and Construction at (210) 849-8025 and ask someone about their services for TPO and EPDM roof membrane installations. These membranes are common roofing materials that provide commercial structures with excellent weather protection and energy efficiency.

What Do All Those Letters Mean?

While you may fully understand the benefits these roofing materials provide for your building, you may not fully understand what exactly they are or what those letters stand for. The letters stand for complex chemical bonds that make up the materials. Here is a simple breakdown of each these roofing materials.

Rolls of EPDM Rubber Roofing

EPDM Rubber Roofing Membranes Are Highly Resistant to Water.

EPDM Roofing
The chemical name for EPDM is Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer and its main ingredients are derived from oil and natural gas. The chemicals are synthesized and the result is a roofing material that is resistant to UV rays and severe weather. The much less scientific definition is that EPDM is a synthetic rubber roofing material that provides your building with excellent protection.

TPO Roofing

Workers Installing TPO Rubber Roofing Membrane

White TPO Membranes Protect Your Roof From UV Rays.

The term TPO roofing is short for Thermoplastic Polyolefin. This roofing membrane is part of the class of rubber roofing products. It is made from polypropylene and ethylene-propylene rubber. This roofing system is different from EPDM rubber roofing because it is white and it believed to provide better UV protection for your building.

Contact Our Office

If you’re interested in learning more about these two roofing systems, contact our office at (210) 849-8025. We are always happy to answer your questions.