If it feels as though your commercial roof is starting to reach the end of its life, you may be wondering what type of roofing system is going to be best for your flat roof in the future. With so many options to choose from, it’s important to know more about which type of roofing system could be better.


EPDM roofing is often the easiest to install as it doesn’t require any type of specialized equipment. PVC and TPO style roofing often require a seat weld system in order to bond the layers together.

Energy Efficiency

EPDM roofing is often touted for its energy efficiency due to the coatings that are available. TPO and PVC are also available in a base white and they can be much better reflecting the sun’s rays to control inside temperatures.


PVC roofing is a stable choice but it can often break down due to chemicals, bacterial growth, and heat over time. EPDM also can have its own difficulty with chemical resistance. TPO is a product that resists rips and tears but it has some trouble with heat resistance. Each of these products has its own trouble with durability in some sections but by considering the area where your business is located, you can find the most durable option for your needs.


EPDM roofing requires more routine maintenance than TPO or PVC roofing. A well-maintained roof in EPDM can last as much as 25 years. PVC roofing requires far less maintenance and can last for up to 30 years at a time. I TPO lifespan will require some ongoing maintenance and repairs but they’re still relatively new roofing materials of their lifespan is not currently know.

If you’re just in learning more about roofing systems for your business, contact us today and we can help you decide on the best option for your needs.

This post was written by Reggie Reed! Reggie is a state certified roofing contractor and co-owner of Reggie Reed Roofing, the best roofing contractors St petersburg FL. He is a 4th generation roofing contractor. RR Roofing offers a wide variety of roofing services for residential homes, apartment complexes, condos, commercial buildings, churches and more. Reggie enjoys dedicating his spare time to helping underprivileged youth in his community and traveling with his family and friends.

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