Waterproofing Your Roof With A Membrane

Membrane roofing is one of the most important things to consider when a secure waterproof roof is desired. For many years it was used for flat top commercial buildings. However, in recent years it has been found to be effective on residential flat and slightly sloped roofs as well as patio roofing.

Types of Membrane Roofing

There are three types of membrane roofing. These are synthetic rubber (thermoset), modified bitumen and thermoplastic membrane. Each involves different materials and has different advantages.
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Making the Most of Roof Colors and Energy Savings

Roofs for homes and businesses require a lot of consideration. This includes cost, materials, energy and colors. Today many locations are finding unique patterns and colors for roofing that was not available in previous years. Additional things to consider, when choosing roofing material, are the climate, the roofing material design and the architectural design of your home or business.

Why Weather is Important When Choosing Your Roof

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Many times, when a person needs a new roof they have two things in mind: the price and the color. However, it is equally as important to consider the type of weather where you live and what material would best suit the situation. 

Heavy Winds

Heavy winds are especially bad on a roof when light asphalt shingles are used. Actual high wind resistance also involves the method of installation. In order to receive the most wind resistance on a roof, it is important that the entire assembly is geared toward this purpose. This begins with the structural deck and includes the insulation/board layers, the membrane and the surface covering. Flat roofs are often the best in this kind of situation as long as they are insulated properly with an EPDM or TPO membrane and there typically isn’t large amounts of precipitation to create ponding.

Choosing a Commercial Roof

Commercial buildings each require a roof that is long lasting and will protect its contents and occupants from all types of weather. Company executives or owners take special care in making a selection that will best serve their company.

Commercial roofing has a number of types available. Each type of roof has special features which are designed to provide the maximum protection from the weather while offering the best in energy savings.

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Choosing the Correct Roof Style

When building a new home or re-modeling an older one, there is often the question of what type and shape of a roof to install. Many times this depends on the overall architectural design and the surrounding neighborhood. Depending on the style of, the type of materials to be used to construct or solidify can vary in terms of cost and functionality and whether or not you may be able to use something like TPO or another EPDM membrane system.

How To Get The Most Out of Your Roof

Everyone agrees that having a good roof is essential for any residential or business building. It will keep out the weather while providing protection of the building’s contents. Snow, sleet, strong wind and severe heat can damage a roof if proper maintenance and small repairs are not taken care of on a regular basis.

How to Avoid Roof Repairs

The basic foundation of any good roof is the installation. Being sure that you have a good grade of shingles, or other type of roofing material, and a good roofing contractor will assure that you have a top rated roof with both material and contractor warranties.

Many people do not give a great deal of thought to their roof on a day to day basis. However, there are things that you should know about roofs that could cause significant damage if not taken care of.

These include:

EPDM vs TPO: When it Comes to Roofing Systems, Which is the Right Choice For You?

Are you are looking to cover your flat roof? Your options can be limited and expansive depending on the type of material you want to use. Traditional roofing should not be a consideration if you are looking to develop a strong and durable rooftop. Such materials include corrugated metal, concrete tiles, and asphalt shingles. Rubber and plastic roofing materials are the best because they are durable. While plastics have proved to be better than traditional material, they have their differences. 

Choosing between an EPDM roof and a TPO roof is one of the hardest decision that builders have to make. This is because the two materials have unique attributes. While being excellent membrane systems, they are used for flat and low-sloped roofing. Continue reading “EPDM vs TPO: When it Comes to Roofing Systems, Which is the Right Choice For You?”

How Your Roof Affects Your Energy Costs

Everyone dreams of owning a house. But what about the perfect home? Running a proper household requires regular maintenance; homeowners need to maintain and repair all aspects of the walls, the cabinetry, and the lawn among others. However, an aspect often forgotten is the roof. The roof over their heads is the most vital element of the house and the most important protection from adverse weather. So why is the roof condition so necessary even though it’s often overlooked?

One significant advantage homeowners gain from a proper roof system is not only protection from Mother Nature but also help with saving money on energy costs. Yes, the massive bill that homeowners receive can be reduced if an appropriate roofing system is in place. How? The roof integrity as well as the materials it is made of makes a significant impact on the conditions inside their houses. This, in turn, affects their insulation and ventilation systems impacting the air conditioning and heating, among other appliances. 

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