Low-Slope and Flat Roofing
Industry Leading Flat Roofing in Minneapolis
Flat roofs are a common sight on both residential and commercial properties throughout the Twin Cities. While their low profile appearance is appealing to many business and homeowners, flat roofs are much more susceptible to roof storm damage caused by Minnesota’s diverse weather. The sun, snow, rain, ice, and hail take a much greater toll on a flat roof when compared to standard sloped residential roofing. Therefore, the flat roofing material you choose must be ready to withstand everything our unpredictable weather throws at it.
The flat roof contractors at Storm Group Roofing only use the highest quality flat roofing materials to ensure your roof will endure all weather conditions no matter the season!
EPDM & TPO Flat Roofing Materials
The majority of flat roofs in Minneapolis use either EPDM or TPO roofing materials. Storm Group Roofing specializes in installing both of these materials on residential roofing and commercial roofing projects throughout the Twin Cities. While there are similarities between EPDM and TPO, it’s important to understand their differences before selecting a flat roofing material for your home or business.
What is EPDM Flat Roofing Material?
EPDM stands for ethylene propylene diene monomer, a type of synthetic rubber that is widely used on low-sloped roofs in the United States and worldwide.
Pros of EPDM Roofing
- Temperature Resistant
Able to withstand extreme heat or cold temperatures.
- Wind Safe
Resistant to 120 mph gusts or greater.
- Color Variety
Available in both black and white styles.
Cons of EPDM Roofing
- EPDM is a commercial roofing material and cannot be used in residential roofing projects.
- Even when installed properly, the seams in EPDM flat roofing can potentially cause roof leaking or more severe roof damage.
What is TPO Flat Roofing Material?
TPO stands for thermoplastic polyolefin and is a flat roofing material that has gained broad industry acceptance for its many performance and installation advantages. TPO can be used for both commercial and residential roofing replacements.
Pros of TPO Roofing
TPO is one of the most affordable roofing materials for flat roofs on the market today.
Resists extreme weather, mold, dirt, tears, and punctures. It is made to allow for a structure’s movement or settling.
- Energy Efficient
Its white flat roofing membrane reflects heat from a home and helps to keep cooling costs low.
Cons of TPO Roofing
- Questionable Longevity
TPO has only been around for a decade so its durability over time is still unknown.
The Experts in Minnesota Flat Roofing
The Minneapolis flat roofing contractors at Storm Group Roofing are ready to find the most effective flat roof solutions for your home or business! After the storm, be sure to call on us for the fastest professional flat roof repair in the Twin Cities. From small residential flat roof repairs to larger commercial flat roofing projects, we guarantee to give you the best flat roofing solutions possible!