No matter how complex your single-ply roofing needs are, Mule-Hide® Products has your roof covered. In this blog, the roofing contractors at JTI Roofing shares the single-ply roofing solutions offered by Mule-Hide Products.
Ethylene propylene diene terpolymer (EPDM) is commonly referred to as “rubber roofing”. It is a high-tensile single-ply roofing material that’s ideal for both new construction and retrofit applications. Thanks to its tensile qualities, it will not split or crack under extreme heat and cold.
Like all other Mule-Hide single-ply roofing options, EPDM can be installed mechanically attached (installed with fasteners) or fully-adhered (installed with fasteners and adhesives). Additionally, it can be installed ballasted (loosely laid and held by weights). Mule-Hide EPDM is available in standard black and white-on-black options, as well as a reinforced standard option.
Thermoplastic polyolefin, or TPO, is also referred to as “plastic” roofing. Its quick installation process makes it ideal in conditions that require a quick roof replacement, such as after storms. TPO is a naturally white material, which lets it reflect UV radiation and solar heat. This feature, also referred to as “cool roofing” helps reduce indoor cooling costs. TPO also provides excellent resistance to airborne bacteria and industrial pollutants. Punctures and similar types of spot repairs can be easily done using specially-designed patches.
You may know polyvinyl chloride (PVC) by its more common name: vinyl. It is a type of plastic that’s used in making anything from water pipes to audio recordings to collectible toys. As a roofing system, it’s on par with TPO in terms of ease of installation, reflectivity and repairability. Its seams are typically heat-welded, which gives it a shorter installation time. PVC is also one of the few types of plastic that does not degrade when recycled, which makes it the most eco-friendly single ply roofing option available.