Here is a quick comparison:
- EPDM is still a widely used product, and does have its advantages over TPO. In some instances, EPDM can withstand hail damage a little better. EPDM also holds up better against freeze/thaw cycles.
- TPO has quickly become the more popular single-ply membrane among architects and contractors because of its easy, lower cost installation and high performance in the field.
- TPO will most likely always be the better choice of single-ply membranes. Always consider your location and performance requirements when choosing between TPO and EPDM, and always consult a trusted roofing contractor like Rhoden Roofing to help you make that important decision.