BOSS ROOFING – the most popular contractor for single-ply membranes roofing in Fort Myers.
Single-ply roofing membrane is one of the most popular choices of roofing amongst people looking for affordable lightweight roofing options that can be installed very swiftly over large areas done by top rated Fort Myers Roofers
EPDM, TPO, and PVC are some of the most used single-ply roofing membranes. These single-ply membranes can be categorized into the categories of Thermosets and Thermoplastics based on the material used in their manufacture. The membranes are manufactured out of materials that are either rubber-based or plastic-based. Where EPDM would be a type of synthetic rubber, TPO and PVC would be a plastic-based membrane system. The thickness of the membrane can vary from 45 mils to over 100 mils (1 mil is equal to 0.001 inches). The thickness of the material to be used on the roof would depend on various factors. For example, whether or not there would a lot of traffic on the roof would be something that affects the thickness of the membrane to be used in Fort Myers.
Before jumping into an investment in this type of a roof system, maybe knowing some of the advantages and disadvantages of that system would be beneficial. Knowing both the pros and cons would allow you to make an informed decision about the roof of your choice. Therefore, we at BOSS ROOFING have tried to give you all a brief overview of the single-ply roofing membranes. Regardless of the membrane, getting a reliable and proficient roofing contractor in Fort Myers is crucial to ensure a quality roof installation. We are a fully insured and licensed company.
Some of the advantages of single ply roofing in Fort Myers include that it has a proven track record – it has been out there working in different environments all over the world for over 60 years. Being around for so long has allowed field and lab tests to be performed and tracked. These tests are why single-ply membranes have a definite track record that supports their ability to work pretty much anywhere they are installed. Membrane roofs are lightweight and flexible making them one of the most well-regarded reroofing materials. It also has far fewer seams than asphalt-based rolled roof systems and does not require potentially dangerous use of torches and hot asphalt during its installation.
The resistance of some single-ply membranes against fire and chemicals also makes it a very popular choice in commercial roofing. Single Ply roofing membrane also shows high resistance to UV radiation and does not get deteriorated like other roofing systems in the presence of harmful microorganisms.
These membranes can be installed fairly quickly by an experienced contractor like BOSS ROOFING in Fort Myers. There are three ways with which they are installed – ballast them into place, mechanically fasten them or fully adhere them to the roof deck using a bonding agent of some sort. The method of installation is also a deciding factor in the choice of the roof to get installed. For example, installing EPDM in a sunny place would not be advised as EPDM is installed using adhesives and the harmful UV rays degrade adhesive used on seams and flashing causing very premature separation. The single-ply membrane is also quite prone to puncturing and mats have to be used if you expect considerable traffic on your roof.
Thermo Polyolefin (TPO) are commonly called “White Roofs” as they are manufactured from a white and highly reflective material. While available in various other colors, white-colored TPO is most commonly used in places like Florida which have hot sunny days. The white color reflects the sunlight keeping the structure below much cooler and ensuring savings on air conditioning. One of the advantages of TPO over EPDM is that its seam is heat welded instead of being stuck together with adhesives, so they are much less prone to separation. But it is essential that you get a professional roofing contractor like BOSS ROOFING in Fort Myers to install your roof as improperly welded seam would come loose during the first freeze and thaw cycle leading to water infiltration.
EPDM roofs are usually called “Black Roofs” because of their naturally dark color. The material is used is quite similar to the material used for manufacturing the inner tube of a tire. The black membrane absorbs UV light causing shrinkage and brittleness which reduces its service life considerably. The absorption of solar rays due to the black color of the membrane also causes an increase in temperature in the structure below, increasing the cost of air conditioning by a huge margin.
One of the earliest synthesized plastic, Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) has been commercially manufactured since the 1920s. This widely used and easily recyclable roofing material is known for its low price, low weight, high tensile strength and exceptional resistance to chemicals and grease. It also does not allow the growth of microbial life like algae and mold. The biggest disadvantage of PVC is its heat instability. To counter this, adhesives which provide increased stability under heat are added to PVC during production. BOSS ROOFING will not recommend the installation of PVC roofing in areas with a high risk of exposure to heat as PVC emits toxic fumes when exposed to fire.
Whatever your choice of a single-ply membrane, the most important decision you are going to make for your roof installation in Fort Myers will be your contractor. While a reliable contractor can guide you through the entire process, and an inefficient contractor can ruin the installation of perfectly good roofing material. So put your trust in a local American owned business with a track record of 100% customer satisfaction.
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