Which Flat Roof Material is Right for You?

When it’s time to decide on a flat roof material for your business, the options can be overwhelming. Having an idea of what benefits you’re looking for in your roofing system can help make your decision easier. When beginning your search, consider the basics to narrow down your options and provide a better picture of your needs.

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Of course, the biggest consideration is how much you want to spend on your new roofing system. Options like EPDM and PVC are extremely durable, but are also substantially more expensive than options like built up (BUR) or modified bitumen {mod bit) flat roof material. However, you should also consider the durability and longevity of each style before making your decision. TPO and PVC roofing, for example, can last for decades without needing major repair. While mod bit and BUR roofing options provide a much lower upfront cost, these roofing systems may also need more maintenance and repair work over the years.


How much time are you willing to invest in roofing maintenance? This decision could weigh heavy on what type of flat roof material you should choose. Mod bit styles, for example, are not very traffic resistant and will need substantially more maintenance than TPO or PVC materials. Consider the amount of severe weather yo9u have in your area as well as how much traffic your rooftop will see. This will greatly affect the type of roof material you should opt for.


What types of hazards will your roof face? If your business is located in a severe weather zone or has a regular flow of falling branches from nearby trees, you may want to consider a durable flat roof material option such as EPDM. These roofing systems are considered to be one of the most durable roof materials available, but is also one of the most expensive. TPO and PVC can also offer enhanced resistance to weather, UV rays, and impacts, while options like mod bit and BUR are ideal for areas with minimal threats to the roof system.

When you are considering your next flat roofing material, call the R.B.T Construction Roofing Division experts at 903-691-0931 to provide the information and details you need to make the right decision for your business.