1.     CPE (Chlorinated Polyethylene) Roof Membrane

  • Colors: White, Gray

  • Attachment Method: Fully-Adhered, Mechanically Fastened, Ballasted

  • Seaming or Patching Method: Hot Air Welded

  • Asphalt Compatibility: Good

  • Resistance to Oils, Coolants, and Grease: Excellent

  • In Use Since: Late 1960’s

 

2.     CSPE or “Hypalon” (Chlorosulfonated Polyethylene) Roof Membrane

  • Colors: White (typical), Various Others

  • Attachment Method: Fully-Adhered, Mechanically Fastened, Ballasted

  • Seaming or Patching Method: Hot Air Welded (typical), Adhesive

  • Asphalt Compatibility: Good

  • Resistance to Oils, Coolants, and Grease: Animal Fats – Excellent; Petroleum - Fair

  • In Use Since: Mid-1960’s, US production stopped in 2010

    To learn more about Hypalon, see our Hypalon (CSPE) Roofing page.

 

3.     EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer) Roof Membrane

  • Colors: Black (typical), White

  • Attachment Method: Fully-Adhered, Mechanically Fastened, Ballasted

  • Seaming or Patching Method: Adhesive or Adhesive Tape

  • Asphalt Compatibility: Fair

  • Resistance to Oils, Coolants, and Grease: Poor

  • In Use Since: 1970’s

    To learn more about EPDM, see our EPDM Roofing page.

 

4.     KEE/PVC (Ketone Ethylene Ester, Polyvinyl Chloride) Roof Membrane

  • Colors: White, Gray, Tan, (custom colors available)

  • Attachment Method: Fully-Adhered, Mechanically-Fastened, Ballasted

  • Seaming or Patching Method: Hot Air Welded

  • Asphalt Compatibility: Good

  • Resistance to Oils, Coolants, and Grease: Fair

  • In Use Since: 1980’s

 

5.     PIB (Polyisobutylene) Roof Membrane

  • Colors: Black, Gray, White

  • Attachment Method: Fully-Adhered, Mechanically-Fastened, Ballasted

  • Seaming or Patching Method: Adhesive or Hot Air Welded

  • Asphalt Compatibility: Good

  • Resistance to Oils, Coolants, and Grease: Poor

  • In Use Since: Late 1920’s

 

6.     PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) Roof Membrane

  • Colors: White, Gray, Tan, (custom colors available)

  • Attachment Method: Fully-Adhered, Mechanically-Fastened

  • Seaming or Patching Method: Hot Air Welded

  • Asphalt Compatibility: Poor

  • Resistance to Oils, Coolants, and Grease: Fair

  • In Use Since: Late 1960’s

    To learn more about PVC, see our PVC Roofing page.

 

7.     TPE (Thermoplastic Polyolefin Elastomer) Roof Membrane

  • Colors: Gray

  • Attachment Method: Fully-Adhered, Mechanically-Fastened, Ballasted

  • Seaming or Patching Method: Hot Air Welded

  • Asphalt Compatibility: Good

  • Resistance to Oils, Coolants, and Grease: Animal Fats – Excellent; Petroleum - Poor

  • In Use Since: 1990’s

 

8.     TPO (Thermoplastic Polyolefin) Roof Membrane

  • Color Availability: White, Gray

  • Attachment Method: Fully-Adhered, Mechanically-Fastened, Ballasted

  • Seaming or Patching Method: Hot Air Welded

  • Asphalt Compatibility: Good

  • Resistance to Oils, Coolants, and Grease: Animal Fats – Excellent; Petroleum - Poor

  • In Use Since: 1980’s 

    To learn more about TPO, see our TPO Roofing page.