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Types of Flat Roofing Material

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Flat roofing is a great alternative to the traditional roofing material. Which material will you choose?

When trying to decide on a new roof for your commercial building, the choices can seem overwhelming. What is TPO? Is a flat roof the right decision? What about EPDM or PVC roofing? Well, let’s take a moment to talk about flat roofing for your Bethesda commercial flat roofing options.


Ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) is an extremely durable material that looks like deflated inner tubes. EPDM can be installed in three different ways: anchored using fasteners, ballasted, or glued down to your existing roof. Although this flat roofing is slightly more prone to punctures, EPDM can be patched quickly to avoid further water damage. This material is highly resistant to scratches and is also resistant to UV rays, ozone, and chemical damage. If you are looking for an environmentally responsible material, EPDM is made of recycled material.


Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is not just for pipes anymore. This roofing system is highly reflective and extremely durable. One of the top flat roofing materials on the market, PVC is easily installed and resistant to water pooling. PVC is installed in rolled sheets that can lead to water damage if the seams are not properly taped or glued together. PVC roofing can be applied over your existing roof in an effort to offer your business more protection.


TPO, or thermoplastic polyolefin, is a mixture of polypropylene-based plastic and ethylene propylene rubber. These two materials allow TPO membranes to be flexible and durable in all weather and temperatures. Unlike other roofing material, TPO stays flexible before, during, and after installation. This flat roofing material is installed using heat-welding technology to create a seam against water damage. There are many benefits to a TPO flat roof. From the ENERGYSTAR tax break, you can receive on your taxes to the reflectiveness of the material, TPO roofing can save you thousands of dollars throughout its lifetime.

There are many different options when choosing your new commercial flat roof. For more information on installing a new flat roof for your Bethesda business, call Absolute Home Solutions today!

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