Lightweight, Inexpensive, And Easy To Install Roofing Options That You Must Consider In 2022

Singly-ply roofs have great utility for a residential homeowner. Especially, these do not involve risky installation like asphalt shingles. Firstly, the installation is easy, and secondly, singly-ply membranes serve as a solid shield against sitting water and do not let it trespass through the surface.

It is also worth knowing that there are four common types of roofing options available today. This guide will look at each inexpensive roofing option and help you determine the one that suits you perfectly.

So, without further ado, let’s get to it.

PVC Roofing

Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) is a single-ply white membrane. It’s perfect for application over your bedroom or non-living space. PVC is inexpensive and probably the most common form of roofing. A con of PVC roofing is its high cost. However, PVC roofing can give you at least 20 years when installed. Above all, PVC roofing is recyclable and has a fire-resistant characteristic.

EPDM Membrane

Ethylene Propylene Dier Terpolymer (EPDM) is a synthetic rubber membrane. It’s recommended for use in commercial and medical buildings. Residential clients can also use EPDM. However, installing it for a bedroom or your living space is not recommended. Applied as a black material, it will absorb a lot of heat. Hence, it’s not favorable for your bedroom. Still, you can install it in your home’s garage or other non-living space. Speaking of durability, EPDM is super strong and stands for 25-30 years if a standard thickness membrane has adhered.

Metal Roof

A metal seam roof is highly durable and gives you up to 50 years of roof life. However, it’s more expensive than other types of roofing. Given the sturdy material and proper installation, a metal roof could be an inexpensive solution for your roof.

TPO Roofing

Along with these three, TPO roofing is also very popular among consumers looking for inexpensive and energy-efficient roofing systems.

TPO roofing is a white membrane. It allows it to reflect the heat instead of requiring to absorb it. TPO’s commercial use is becoming popular every day. Plus, TPO roofing is perfect for flat and semi-flat surfaces.

What makes TPO roofing a standout among its alternatives is its ability to resist UV radiations. It reflects heat radiations and is less prone to chemical damage than other types of roofing.

Using asphalt shingles may not be advantageous if you require your roofing to hold sitting water. For roofs with a low slope, holding water could burden them, especially for roofs with asphalt shingles.

As an alternate, TPO roofing may prove to be better than asphalt shingles, especially with semi-flat surfaces. However, installation may be costly. It is worth knowing that proper installation is required to increase the lifespan of TPO roofing.

Over To You

TPO roofing is emerging as a popular installation system for commercial use. Like any other single-ply membrane, it is useful for homeowners looking for a solid heat-resistant solution. Also, TPO is gaining a strong foothold in the industry and is proving reliable for use in the commercial sector. Above all, TPO Single-ply membranes are more cost-effective than asphalt shingles.


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