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What is the best roof for school buildings?

Much like apartment buildings, schools and colleges are commercial buildings and need roofing that is not only cost effective, but long lasting, energy efficient, and easily maintained. And it’s of course the most important to keep young learners safe in these buildings. Fortunately, a well maintained and cost effective roof is one of the ways to do that. So what goes into consideration when shopping for roofing materials?

When it comes to selecting the ideal roofing for school buildings, decision-makers must consider various factors such as longevity, maintenance, cost-effectiveness, and energy efficiency. In this guide, we will explore six different types of roofing materials commonly used in educational institutions: Thermoplastic Olefin (TPO), Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM), Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC), and Metal Roofing. Let’s delve into each material and evaluate how well they meet the qualifications for a school roof.

So what kind of roof does this leave us?

Let's find out our options below.

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What is the best roof for a school?

Bituminous membrane waterproofing system details and installation on flat rooftop.

Thermoplastic Olefin (TPO)

Roll of EPDM Ethylene Propylene Diene Terpolymer Material

Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM)

Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)

Roofer working on commercial grey metal roof.

Metal Roofing

In conclusion...

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