L&M Roofing

The Argument for a white roof vs. a black roof

Commercial flat roof systems have traditionally been black in color but the emergence of TPO/PVC roof systems have changed that mindset.  The tone in the roofing industry is that white roofing equals a cooler roof surface and therefore more energy savings.  Unfortunately, in the Pittsburgh area this is often used more as a sales strategy than actual technical fact.  According to data from Roof Sense it is more energy effecient to install a black roof membrane in our area.  Your project location would have to be as far south as Georgia in order to warrant the installation of a white roof membrane.  This data has a lot do with the days we heat our buildings vs. the days we cool our buildings.  Another added benefit of a black roof membrane is its ability to quickly melt snow and ice.  Snow and ice that lingers on a white roof membrane will inevitably cause damage.


If your interested in installing a new, energy efficient, roof system let us run a Roof Sense analysis on your building.

Commercial Roofing

Whether your looking for a new flat roof or flat roof repair, L&M Roofing Assoc. LLC. has the right solution for you.  Call us now to schedule a free estimate and roof inspection.  We specialize in rubber roofing (EPDM) as well as TPO and PVC membrane roofing systems.  We also offer a variety of asphalt roofing products and roof coatings.  Servicing the Greater Pittsburgh area for 11 years, L&M Roofing’s team has a combined experience of more than 50 years in the commercial roofing industry.  We also offer a full range of Manufacturers’ NDL warranties and are quality applicators for all of the Tier 1 manufacturers.