Toronto’s commercial property owners do not need to know specific information pertaining to the construction of the roof, as requirements are different for each commercial roofing. The roof just needs to perform its function for a given period of time and the cost of installation for such a roof should be minimal.
The most economically viable commercial roofing system will definitely be choosing a single ply PVC or TPO flat roof. This type of roofing is suitable for buildings of any height and/or size due to it’s simple and customizable design and will provide an opportunity to use the entire amount of space inside it under a commercial roofing system.
The main criteria in selecting a waterproof commercial roofing material for use in large commercial or industrial buildings are: reliability, cost, durability.
PVC flat roofing membranes were first used in 1950, and in the 80’s acquired modern properties. Over a period of more than 30 years, millions of square meters of roofing membrane made of PVC were used to protect residential and commercial roofs from water every year and proved to be extremely reliable and functional throughout it’s entire life cycle. Proven lifespan PVC membrane – 30 years.
Polymeric membranes TPO appeared relatively recently (in 1990) and also showed the absolute reliability, stability of its unique chemical composition and properties after twenty years of service and excellent performance. The latest generation of polymer membranes – TPO membranes, have a projected service life of at least 50 years on a commercial rooftop here in Mississauga and Greater Toronto!