Winters are harsh on commercial roofing. All of that rain, sleet, snow, ice, and wind will do damage. Often business owners think their roof is strong until a night of wind and rain brings leaks and damp patches. The weight of heavy snowfall or a week of ice will cause its own problems.
A harsh winter will expose weaknesses, often with devastating results.
At Chaffee Roofing, we know the benefits of a long-lasting commercial roof. The type of roofing to come through the winter and withstand the toughest conditions is what you need.
Let’s take a closer look at the best roofing for your building.
TPO is one of the best roofing solutions for harsh winter problems.
We supply EPDM, TPO, and PVC membrane roofing materials for commercial installs. All three products have their benefits, depending on the style of the roof.
TPO is one of the best for harsh winters. It has many benefits, and for commercial roofs going through harsh winters, TPO covers all eventualities.
Not shattering is one of the major benefits of any roof in a harsh winter. Instant, low temperatures can cause a roof to shatter, often overnight. This will not happen with TPO, and you can rest assured when the coldest nights come that your TPO roof will stay secure.
Shrinking is another problem with cold and freezing conditions. TPO does not shrink, nor does it expand on hot days. The seams of your TPO roof will not pull apart, nor will it shrink from around outlets and AC units.
TPO is puncture and chemical resistant. Air from outlets condenses when hitting low temperatures, dropping grease, and harmful chemicals onto your roof. On some roofs, this causes problems but not with TPO.
How about EPDM and PVC roofs?
EPDM does have problems with grease, but it is as puncture resistant as TPO. If you are not expecting harsh winters, then EPDM gives you options.
On the other hand, PVC has harsh weather problems. Depending on the initial product’s quality, you will see levels of splitting, shattering, and shrinking with a PVC roof.
Always talk with a trusted roofing company before investing in a PVC roof.