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EPDM Rubber Flat Roofing

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This single ply roofing membrane is called EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer). EPDM Single Ply Rubber Roofing offers high performance, has superior weather durability through a wide range of temperatures and conditions and demonstrates excellent resistance to rain, hail, sleet and snow.

EPDM Single Ply Roofing System is an elasto-meric (a roofing material being that is able to regain its original shape when a load is removed from the material) roofing sheet ideal for either new roofs or re-roofing over a variety of common roof deck types and insulation materials.

EPDM Rubber Roofing Features

Some of the other features that contribute to the popularity of EPDM Rubber Roofing in the area include excellent resistance to sunlight, moisture, ease, speed, and cleanliness of installation. This lightweight synthetic elastomer material has been used since the early 1970’s.and is very adaptable.

Types of EPDM Rubber Roofing Applications

There are various application techniques such as ballasted, fully adhered, and mechanically fastened, allow EPDM Single Ply Roofing Systems to be applied to virtually any roof surface: flat, spherical, curved, or slanted. EPDM Roofing Systems are a reliable option for Commercial and Industrial buildings that require fewer roof repairs and maintenance. Rubber roofing, used commercially for many years, is now finding its way into more residential roofing projects as well.

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Modified Bitumen Flat Roof

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A Modified Bitumen is a key element in any built-up roof.

This type of roofing system was developed in Europe during the sixties and later introduced in the U.S. in the early seventies. Modified refers to the addition of plastic or rubber-based polymeric binders to the asphalt or “bitumen” to improve its roofing performance and durability. Modified Bitumen Flat Roofs are usually assembled using one, two or three plies.

The Modified Bitumen Membrane is made up of multiple layers in what is essentially a “factory assembled” built-up roof. During the roofing manufacturing process, several coats or laminations of modified bitumen are reinforced with a woven fiberglass, or polyester fabric reinforcing mat or a combination of both. They are then finished with either a smooth or granular top surface.

The Granular type comes in different colors. The smooth surface type is then coated with either an aluminum or white surfacing on site. The coatings are used to deflect the damage from ultra-violet rays from the sun as well as keeping the roof surface cooler.

Modified Bitumen Roofs exhibit many characteristics of a built-up roof (BUR), yet affords the ease of application on a single-ply roof. This offers various specifications which allow for multiple plies, which provide redundancy and exceptional resistance to heavy traffic, punctures and tears. Modified Bitumen membranes also have low-temperature flexibility and are resistant to membrane fatigue(break down).

There are two types of Modified Bitumen Systems

  • APP (Atactic Polypropylene) roofs are applied using a heat-welded method. The top surface comes in either smooth or granular. The consistency and uniformity of the factory produced sheet results in a membrane that has greater stability and flexibility than that of a laminated built-up roof system.
  • SBS (Butadiene Styrene) roofs are usually applied using hot asphalt, bonding adhesives, heat welding or heat activated self-adhesives. The top surface is a mineral granular of choice of colors. It has the benefits of a built-up redundant system with the quality of a factory single ply membrane.

flatroofs.ie employ expert technicians and are qualified to install modified bitumen roofing on any commercial and industrial flat roofing system in Ireland.

TPO Flat Roofing Contractors

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TPO Flat Roofing

TPO is an excellent roofing system for any climate. TPO, it is said is an advancement and a great improvement to traditional flat roofs that are being explored today. The seams of TPO roofs are welded instead of glued. They are less likely to separate when heated and consistent environmental changes.

The Manufacturer certify the flat roof contractors to install the membrane and in turn honor the warranty. A TPO flat roof material gave a white surface that reflects ultraviolet light and keeps the structure cooler than other options.

Because the system is relatively new, revisions and improvements are happening everyday. This requires flat roof repair contractors addressing shrinkage caused by prolonged exposure to UV rays.

They cause stress on flashing and seams. The warranty on TPO roof systems is 15 to 20 years. The welds of both hand-held and walk-behind welding must be checked. Welding that does not take, must be patched or replaced.

Long and short seams require different welds. A lack of uniformity can cause seams to fail and leaks on the roof. Commercial skylights for flat roofs cannot be welded with walk-behind welders used for long seams.

Short seams are needed for A/C units, drains, vents, and skylights. These areas are welded with a hand-held heat gun. The heat difference between the long and short seams becomes an issue.

Heat-welded seams must be correctly calibrated throughout the day of flat roof installation. The quality of a welded seam is affected by wind, cold, and humid weather conditions. A tool is used to check the seam quality to ensure the welds take.

Flat Roofing Reviews

Flat Roofing Reviews

Our flat roof out the back was leaking we called flatroofdublin.com. They inspected the roof and it was decided to replace it because it was over 30 years old and had seen its day.

Thanks guys for a new, warmer, cleaner looking roof

 

Abbie – Dublin 6

Flat Roofing Costs

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Flat roofing has come along way in the last then years since the days of them just being a cheap alternative to a pitch roof and nearly always leaking.  That has changed now and thanks to the development of better materials.  

We live in a climate of consistent damp and wet and all roofing systems need to be able to cope with that certainty not to mention driving winds and unpredictable conditions.  Our wind driven rain will test any roofer worth his salt.  “Modern materials, design and ventilation have completely changed flat roofing” see more here: https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/homes-and-property/interiors/builder-s-take-flat-roofs-make-a-comeback-all-is-forgiven-1.3013386

Flat roofs which should not not be totally flat as its needs to give a small fall in order to direct water using 1 degree fall to direct water to the gutter.  Flat roofs are popular usually on rear or side extensions avoiding the need for an apex or pitch.  With some buildings depending on where the windows are giving better views and vista. 

Flat Roofing Types & Systems

Torch-on-Felts

Torch-on felt is what covers most flat roofs and has come a long way in the last ten years. This is the go-to option, cheap and readily available, it’s usually applied in two or three layers. They can either have a granular finish or a smooth finish and this can be then painted with solar reflective paint. It usually comes with a materials guarantee of 10-15 years and costs about €55 per sqm.