Commercial Roof ComparisonIf you are looking for a commercial roofing contractor in Alberta or Edmonton, give the professionals at Golden West Exteriors a call! A commercial roof is a big investment. Make sure you compare all of your material options before deciding on a purchase! To help you better understand your options, here is a quick overview of some of the different materials, their benefits, and their drawbacks.


Both EPDM roofs and TPO roofs are essentially rubber roofs. TPO is the newer material (it’s been around for about 15 years) with better performance specs, but it comes at a higher initial cost. Puncture resistance, UV resistance, ozone resistance, etc. are some benefits you can expect from both of these roof types. A white EPDM or TPO coating can also reduce energy bills during hot months by reflecting the sunlight from its surface.

Asphalt Shingles

Not just for residential roofs, asphalt shingles can make a good commercial roofing material as well. They have high aesthetic quality (with an impressive amount of style options), and are surprisingly durable. However, they need repairs, maintenance, and replacement more often than some of these other roofing materials. This should be weighed against their lower initial cost.

Standing Seam Metal

For durability, ease of maintenance, and general piece of mind, you can’t go wrong with a metal roof. They cost more than other material options, but that is heavily offset by how long these roofs last (usually over a lifetime).

Euroshield Rubber Roofing

We are proud to offer Euroshield rubber roofing materials here at Golden West Exteriors. With Euroshield, you get all of the benefits of TPO, the aesthetics of slate, and peace of mind knowing that you are saving the planet by using recycled materials.


Here at Golden West Exteriors, we are more than just another contracting company trying to make a sale. Both the quality of our work and customer satisfaction factor heavily into how we do business; that is why we want to ensure that you are happy with your purchase. If you would like more information on which roofing materials will work best for your needs, please feel free to reach out to us at your earliest convenience.


Give us a call for commercial contracting in Edmonton and Alberta, including roofing, siding, windows, and doors. We also offer residential contracting services in the area. Feel free to check out our BBB rating, online reviews, or just ask your neighbors about us to find out more about our company! We are also a part of both the AARA and SCAA. You can also give us a call and talk with us directly. One of our friendly and knowledgeable representatives will be happy to answer any questions that you may have. We look forward to hearing from you!