Installing and Caring For a Commercial Rubber Roof


For your commercial rubber roofing project, you want the best technology available used on the roof of your building. Different roofing systems are available to suit the needs of your specific flat roof. Materials other than rubber are also available for commercial applications, but the ease of repair and care when using rubber adds a great benefit to the choice of rubber roofing. Remember that when repair must be conducted on your rubber roof, the old membrane should be removed according to local and federal regulations. Here are two main roofing systems to consider for your commercial roofing project.

The Duro-Last roofing system is a single-ply roof that calls for 80% fewer field welded seams. This means that roof care is simplified since there is a guarantee of no leaks with the Duro-Last roofing system. It also means that installation is faster and easier to perform. Customers in the past have reported that labor and installation costs are cut by up to 50% when the Duro-Last system is used as the form of rubber roofing on a flat roof. The need for roof repair after installation should take at least 15 years, as that is how long the warranty lasts for. The thermoplastic membrane is resistant against wear and tear and mechanically fastened to ensure water tightness.

The EPDM roofing system is another rubber roofing option. It comes in 20′ x 100′ rolls. Because of the wide 20-foot width, fewer field laps are needed. It can also be cut into smaller strips to fit buildings with a less expansive flat roof. Either a mechanically sealed or fully adhered application of this product can be performed. Repair is simple because the pieces can be cut away and replaced as needed. For roof care of the EPDM roofing system, you can be sure that the weather resistant material requires little maintenance on the part of the building owner and when repairs must be done, professionals should be called in.

The cost-effective rubber roofing option provides you with an excellent way to seal your roof off from the weather and other outdoor conditions. A flat roof requires a proper drainage system, and the professionals who install your commercial roof will implement properly sloped materials to get the job done well. Simple repair and easy care accompany rubber systems, a definite reason you should consider such an option.


Source by Rodrigo Pinto