Whether you’re working hard to keep your multifamily property safe or trying to keep your manufacturing business in an industrial park running smoothly you need a roof you can count on. Choosing the right roof for your commercial property can feel overwhelming and many property owners don’t know where to start. TKPA Roofing in Salemburg has commercial roofing specialists always at the ready to assist you in weighing your options and making the best choice for your property. 

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How to Choose the Best Material for Your Commercial Roof

A properly functioning roof is vital to the day-to-day operations of your commercial property. When you’re trying to choose the best roof for your property there are a few factors that will be important for you to consider. 


Any business owner worth their salt will always have their budget at the forefront of a big financial decision like a new roof for their property. Before starting your research into the best roof for your building it’s important to understand your budget constraints. 

Existing Roof

The conditions of your existing roof will be important when deciding which commercial roof is most suited to your property. Additionally, the slope of the roof and structures on the roof like the HVAC system will be important to consider. 


The roof of a building is the property’s first line of defense against the elements, which means the roof you choose for your property will need to be able to stand up to the Salemburg climate. 

Business Type

The nature of your business will also be important in your decision-making process. Different types of commercial buildings will have very different needs ranging from budget to style to energy efficiency. 

What is TPO?

TPO stands for thermoplastic polyolefin. TPO roofing is a fairly inexpensive commercial roofing product made primarily from recycled rubber and sold in rolls that are heat-welded at the seams.

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Advantages of TPO

TPO roofs offer a variety of advantages for commercial property owners in Salemburg. 

  • TPO Roofs are relatively durable in the world of low-slope roofing systems with a strong resistance to tears and punctures. They’re also UV and fungi-resistant!
  • TPO comes in a variety of colors, most commonly white, tan, and gray – some manufacturers can provide custom colors on request. 
  • Relating to their durability, TPO roofs have excellent impact resistance. 
  • The life expectancy of TPO is around 20-30 years. 
  • TPO is very low maintenance due to its durability and because it’s easy to clean as needed. 
  • TPO roofs are energy efficient and can say on heating and cooling costs.  
  • While it’s not a DIY project and requires professional installation, TPO is very quick and easy to install. 

What is EPDM?

EPDM stands for ethylene propylene diene terpolymer. EPDM roofs are a synthetic rubber roofing product that are commonly used in low-slope commercial applications. 

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Advantages of EPDM

Like TPO roofs, EPDM roofs come with a variety of advantages for commercial property owners. 

  • EPDM roofs are very cost-effective, so they’re a good choice for business owners on a budget. 
  • These roofs are completely recyclable which makes them an eco-friendly choice for business owners who are looking to be more environmentally conscious. 
  • With UV reflectivity, a properly installed EPDM roof is very energy efficient and will offer cost savings on heating and cooling. 
  • Well-installed and maintained EPDM roofs will typically last more than 20 years. 
  • EPDM roofs are very durable with UV, hail, and wind resistance. 

If your commercial property requires a new roof, call TKPA Roofing right away. You don’t have to figure things out on your own. Our experts will carefully consider your needs and help you choose the best roof for your property!