Membrane roofing is a type of roofing system that is installed on commercial structures designed to have flat or almost flat roofs. This roofing system prevents leaks caused by water pooling or the accumulation of rain water on one part of the roof that usually results to early wear and tear. The most common material used in membrane roofing is synthetic rubber. Heat application is usually used to install this type of material to this roofing system.
How is commercial membrane roofing installed?
Membrane roofing systems are installed in several different ways depending on the materials. Most of the time, these roofing materials are fastened mechanically to the frames of the new roofing systems. There are also other membrane roofing materials that adhere to the whole roof substrate. TPO and PVC membrane roofs are installed through the introduction of heat or hot air. The seams of these roofing systems are sealed through the application of roller and adhesive.
Why use commercial membrane roofing?
Membrane roofs are designed to withstand the worst types of weather, with membrane roofs, leaking and water pooling possibilities are greatly reduced if not totally prevented. Membrane roofing systems are most commonly used on structures that are designed to have flat roofs or slightly sloped roofs. Depending on what materials are used, a membrane roof’s warranty can vary from 10 years up to 20 years. This type of roofing system is considered to be one of the most advanced roofing system available for both residential and commercial structures.
What are the different types of membrane roofing materials?
There are several materials available in the market for commercial and residential membrane roofing. These roofing materials have their own strengths and weaknesses. It is highly recommended that customers looking to replace or install new membrane roofs consider the quality and features of their “would be” membrane roof materials before making a decision.
What are the advantages of membrane roofing?
Membrane roofing is considered to be one of the most advanced flat roofing system in the US, in fact it increasingly replacing shingles roofing systems since it was first introduced in the market. One of the most important advantages of a membrane roofing system is its ability to deflect UV light rays that can cause heat inside a structure. This feature is greatly helpful in saving on cooling costs during the summer.
Membrane roofing systems are also known for its ease of maintenance unlike other roofing systems that are very sensitive to wear and tear many years after its installation. Because of its long warranty period, commercial building owners are saved from the 10 to 15 year roofing replacement cycle. This type of roofing system needs skills and knowledge for proper and effective installation. If not installed properly leaking and water pooling damage can occur. In Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Asheboro NC and neighboring areas, commercial roofing experts at Montgomery Contractors are well equipped in both knowledge and skills in this type of installation.
If you are looking to have your current commercial roofing system replaced with membrane roofs, contact us for more information at (910) 220-2172.