EPDM Flat Roofs

Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) is a type of flat roofing system that blends two liquid chemicals of polyol and isocyanate which is then topped off with a special protective coating to create a fantastic waterproof seal.

In a nutshell, the liquids are applied directly to the roofing deck by using a special spray application process that utilizes high-pressure equipment and heat to create a seamless, lightweight, and a continuous monolithic layer of insulation and protection that wonderfully seals all penetrations with no joints or fasteners. Once the closed-cell foam is allowed to expand and harden, it is then coated with a UV-resistant finish that further helps to protect it from the elements and prolong its lifespan.

Spray-on foam roofing is one of the most popular flat roofing solutions today, and for good reason. It offers numerous advantages that make it an ideal choice for commercial and residential roofing applications.

  • One of the main features of EPDM roofing is its durability. This synthetic material is highly resistant to UV rays, ozone, and extreme temperatures, both hot and cold, making it ideal for use in areas that experience harsh weather conditions. It can withstand temperatures ranging from -40 degrees Fahrenheit to +250 degrees Fahrenheit and can last for up to 30 years with proper maintenance.0
  • The material is also resistant to water, which is important for protecting the interior of a house from leaks. It is also resistant to punctures and tears, making it a great option for flat roofs that may experience heavy foot traffic or equipment. It’s also easy to repair if any damage does occur, making it a cost-effective choice for flat roofing systems.
  • Another advantage of EPDM roofing is its flexibility. Unlike other roofing materials that can crack or break under pressure, this synthetic rubber compound can expand and contract with temperature changes, which prevents cracking and other damage to the roof caused by thermal expansion and contraction. This ability makes it a great choice for areas that experience extreme temperature fluctuations, such as in the summer and winter.
  • Rubber roofing is also known for its ease of installation. The material comes in large rolls that can be easily cut to fit the size of the flat roof. It can be applied directly to the roof decking by either securing it with an adhesive or fastening it with mechanical fasteners.
  • Additionally, this synthetic barrier is also relatively easy to maintain, as it is resistant to dirt and debris, and you don’t have to worry about cleaning it often. Additionally, it is resistant to mold and mildew, so you don’t have to worry about costly repairs due to water damage.
  • Another advantage of installing an EPDM roof is its cost-effectiveness. This type of material is relatively inexpensive compared to other types of roofing materials, such as metal or tile. It is also a great choice as it helps to reduce energy costs. For instance, not only is it a great insulator, but it also reflects the sun’s rays away from your home and helps to keep it cooler in the summer which can help to reduce your utility bills in the long run.

While there are many advantages to using rubber roofing, there are also a few disadvantages to consider. One potential disadvantage is that the material is not as visually appealing as other types of roofing materials, such as tile or shingles. Additionally, this type of roofing is not suitable for use in areas that experience heavy snowfall, as the material is not as strong as other types of roofing materials. Another issue is that it is not as fire resistant as other types of roofing materials, which can make it a less ideal choice for homes located in areas with high fire risks.

Overall, EPDM roofing is a great choice for flat roofing systems on houses. It is durable, flexible, long-lasting, and resistant to harsh weather conditions, making it a great choice for areas that experience extreme temperature fluctuations.

Additionally, it is also relatively easy to install and maintain and is cost-effective. While there are a few disadvantages to consider, the advantages of this weathertight material far outweigh the disadvantages. So, if you are looking for a cost-effective and durable roofing material for your flat roof, rubber is an excellent choice. Contact us today to learn more about EPDM roofing and how it can benefit your home.

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