An expert roofing contractor in the Toronto area has created a blog post to help business owners understand and make their best choices regarding techniques for flat roof repair in Brampton. The article explains that generally speaking, there are two types of flat roof repair. These types are: thermoplastic olefin (TPO) and ethylene propylene diene terpolymer (EPDM). These two types share a lot of characteristics and yet have different attributes.
The blog post they published gives comparisons and contrasts between the materials. For example, EPDM is available for as low as $0.4 a square foot. EPDM is a single-ply membrane and thus it is durable and relatively easy to install. EDPM is particularly valued for the fact that it is 100% recyclable. These days being “Eco-friendly” is something that all businesses should consider if it is possible to do so. Another reason why this material is often chosen is that it has marked longevity. EDPM can be relied on for lasting in the neighborhood of about 40 years. By any measure, that’s a sound investment.
TPO, on the other hand, is more expensive but many business owners prefer it because it can be color-coordinated to their business. Cox Roofing Systems, a very successful and well-respected contractor in the Brompton area, has decades of experience to bring to bear for any roofing project.
Wayne Cox, owner of the company, said, “We think it’s important to let our clients have as much information as possible in order to help them make the decisions about the roofing that is best for their needs. That is why we publish information ourselves and also why we share information from other companies if we think it can be helpful. We are working to build long-term relationships.”
In addition to new roofing installation, Cox Roofing Systems also offers commercial roofing restoration and maintenance. One of the most important things that business owners need to stay mindful about is the harshness of the local weather.
“Excellent roofing also means that people are safer,” Wayne Cox added. “Your employees are safer but so are your clients.” He also said that there is no substitute for paying attention to the state of the roof.
Another Cox Roofing Systems blog post was written recently about the differences between EDPM and TPO roofing materials and the way they are installed. For example, one way of installing roofing systems is called ballast. This is a type of gravel applied to single ply roofing. Not every roof can accept that due to the weight that the structure would have to support.
This post also illustrated some other ways to attach single ply roofing like TPO or EPDM. High on that list is mechanically-fastened roofing. These are always recommended in areas that are prone to hurricanes and/or heavy thunderstorms. Another way that is possible is to use the “fully adhered” approach which basically means that the roofing material is fully glued down to the structure below. When it is done properly, the roof actually becomes fully waterproofed. Many people feel that this approach is actually the easiest way to make a roof look exceptionally good.
TPO also helps keep a building cooler in the summer because it helps repel UV rays. This can help lower the need for cooling equipment which can save utility costs tremendously.
Robert Salter from Toronto needed a flat roof for his business, and he hired Cox Roofing several years back. He said, “Cox was one of the best choices I made. They are hardworking, honest, and helped me to think through the various options I had and their long-term effects. All of their staff know their stuff and I never had any sort of problem. Before I hired them, I got estimates from other companies and CRS gave us the best price of anyone. I would recommend them to anyone.”
For more information, contact Cox Roofing at 705-665-0995 or through their website which is located at coxroofing.com.
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