Commercial Roofing Services Serving the Greater Twin Cities and Chippewa Valley Areas
Weathersafe Restoration, Inc. understands that, as a business owner, it is crucial to work with the right roofing company. We work with commercial properties to ensure that you get the most value out of your investment in your new roofing system. We work diligently with our customers, using the best roofing materials currently available, and our trained professionals will get the job done right, minimizing the disruption to your business.
With our 25+ years of experience in the roofing industry, we understand the importance of choosing the right roofing system for your business. Weathersafe Restoration will sit down with you to discuss which roofing options would best suit the needs of your building. We want you to understand the process and be comfortable with the decision you make regarding your roof, and we will be with you throughout every step of the process.
Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO) and Poly Vinyl Chloride are both thermoplastic roof systems that provide a white and highly reflective surface. Both of these systems provide excellent weathering capabilities and a high resistance to both ultra-violet light, chemicals and ponding water.
These systems make for excellent retro-fit systems over an existing roof and can be installed by either mechanically attached or fully adhered methods.
The system is considered very eco-friendly and green.
PVC Single-Ply Membrane
This roofing material is arguably the most popular of all flat roofing materials. PVC membranes are a single layer of thermoplastic material. PVC roofs are especially strong and durable, featuring a minimum breaking point of 300 pounds per inch, compared to the industry-recommended 200 PPI.
Seams are heat-welded (hot air welded) to form a watertight bond. The welded seams are actually stronger than the material itself. Most PVC membranes, especially while-colored ones, are very energy efficient as they reflect the sun’s energy instead of absorbing it. The PVC membranes often come with lifetime warranties.
Another single-ply roofing membrane that chemically bonds rubber, ethylene and propylene, as well as numerous filler materials. TPO roofs have been vastly growing in popularity ever since their introduction in the early 1990s.
Part of what is fueling their recent rise is energy-efficiency, as they are more readily available in white and light gray (as well as black) compared to their closest competitors, PVC and EPDM. TPO is said to offer the best of both EPDM and PVC in one package. The material is closer to a rubber roof in cost, but also features welded seams for durability, like PVC membranes.
Commonly known in the industry as a rubber roof. One of the biggest advantages of EPDM over a PVC roof membrane is a much lower price. PVC and EPDM typically go 1-2 in terms of popularity for flat roofing, depending on what area you live in.
The seams of EPDM are not as strong as the PVC, heat-welded joints either. EPDM also tends to absorb heat, which can drive up utility bills for the property owner.
EPDM Rubber Roof
EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer), also known as a rubber roof. The EPDM roof has been one of the most common roof types installed since the oil crisis in 1980. Up until then coal-tar pitch and asphalt-based roof systems dominated the market because they were oil based and oil was cheap and plentiful. When oil became somewhat harder to access, roofing manufacturers looked to rubber membranes as a solution. Well known rubber manufacturers like Carlisle, Goodyear and Firestone got into the roofing market. Today there is a long list of rubber manufacturers all working to create the absolute best EPDM roof available to consumers. The 35+ years of R&D these companies have poured into their products really shows today. Not only has the quality of the rubber membranes continued to get better but also the accessories necessary to properly install a rubber roof. Today’s Low VOC primers and glues are both environmentally safe and work exceptionally well.
TPO (thermoplastic polyolefin) and PVC (polyvinyl chloride) roof systems are the hottest membrane in roofing right now because they’re cool! This white roof system can qualify as a green roof due to its very high heat reflecting qualities. When considering the addition of solar panels to a roof system the reflectivity of a white roof greatly increases the efficiency of the photovoltaic cells. TPO and PVC roof systems also offer excellent resistance to UV, ozone and chemical exposure. If long term energy savings and an environmentally friendly solution is in your future it’s time to consider one of our many TPO or PVC roof offerings.