Membrane roofing is a common type of roofing system for flat roofs. You will commonly see it on top of office buildings and homes with flat or low sloped roofs. It is used to keep water off of the roof and prevent leakage.
Membrane roofing is usually comprised of synthetic rubber, PVC, or bitumen. Membrane roofs are more commonly used on commercial buildings but are becoming popular for residential as well.
Membrane roofing has proved to be more effective than the traditional tar and gravel roofing systems of the past. It creates a better seal at building seam and connection points to keep water and corrosion out. Membrane roofing is easier to maintain and can also make it easier to find and repair flat roof leaks. Traditional asphalt and gravel methods do not stand up to UV exposure as well as newer membrane roof systems. Membrane roofing can also expand and contract with the building in different temperatures while still maintaining a barrier against water and build up.
If you have a flat or low slope roof and have questions about membrane roofing, give us a call today! Our expert roofing staff can help you get all your roofing questions answered and even provide a free membrane roofing estimate!