Ethylene propylene diene terpolymer (EDPM) and thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) are two of the most popular types of roofing. Since their names are complex and the acronyms that are used for them only add to the confusion, it’s challenging to know which name means what unless you’re a roofing expert.
EDPM roofing is a type of roofing that’s so easy to install that most people could do it. This roofing style is named after the synthetic rubber used to carry it out. The seaming and detailing has evolved over the years and is fast, simple, and reliable. Recent developments have reduced the amount of labor needed for this roofing style by up to 75%.
TPO roofing is similar to EDPM roofing with the exception being how the roofing materials are applied. Instead of having to install and secure a roof by hand like you would have to do with EDPM roofing, you’re able to do it through mechanical means with TPO roofing. This methodology makes for a stronger roof, which is desirable for people who want something that has the potential to last.
AT TQM Roofing Inc., we have trained professionals on our staff who can answer any questions you have about these types of roofing, or any other type. Rather than limit ourselves to few types of roofing, we continue to teach our staff based on current developments in the industry. We know that we’re going to come across interesting things when we inspect a client’s property. Regardless of what we might see following our arrival, we will be prepared to deliver a high quality finished product.