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Flat Roofing

When deciding on a flat roofing system — which is better? TPO or EPDM? What do all those letters mean?

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TPO Roofing Systems

Thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) is a single-ply roofing membranes. TPO is actually in a broad family of rubber roofing materials and is a blend of polypropylene and ethylene-propylene rubber.

TPO is probably the most widely used in the market today for two very good reasons: (1) it’s relatively cheap and (2) because it’s white. The white gives it a heat-reflective and energy efficient boost. However, TPO has a track record of past formulations that were known to shrink and pull away from seams and curbs.

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EPDM Roofing Systems

EPDM stands for Ethylene Propylene Diene Monome. These roofing systems are based on a high-performance synthetic rubber compound that provides outstanding weathering characteristics in climates worldwide. From office buildings and distribution warehouses to hospitals and schools, Browns Roofing Company has an EPDM roofing solution that’s right for you

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Hot Tar Roofs – Build Up

Build Up Roof Membranes, often referred to as BUR, have been used in the U.S. for more than 100 years. Also commonly referred to as “tar nad gravel” roofs.

THE BENEFITS OF BUILT-UP ROOFING ASPHALT:

Longer System Life Built-Up Roofing systems contains a mat of glass fiber reinforcement. In contrast most single-ply systems contain no reinforcement at all. When multiple plies are combined and sandwiched between layers of water-resistant asphalt, the result is a longer lasting roof.

Superior Water Resistance Multiple layers of reinforcement offer multiple opportunities to prevent leaks. Single-ply membranes only offer one chance at preventing a leak. Plus, there’s nothing quite like asphalt when it comes to making a roof resist water. Asphalt is the glue that holds a Built-Up Roof together. It also seals and protects the entire roof, delivering up to five times greater water-resistant thickness.

Easier Installation On a hot Built-Up Roof, the multiple plies are fused together using hot-mopped asphalt to create a monolithic barrier. Every inch is firmly and completely adhered over the entire roof area, without the need for ballast or fasteners. Single-ply systems require ballast or fasteners because they are generally laid loose. But ballast (such as stones) increases structural load and can be blown off by strong winds. And fasteners create less stress points and additional opportunities for moisture leakage.

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Hydro-Stop Roofing Systems

The Hydro-Stop product line is a family of products for Roofing and Waterproofing. If you need an economical roofing system that is waterproof and sustainable for the life of your building, or your roof must exceed the highest standards for hurricane force wind resistance and solar reflectivity then you need a Hydro-Stop roof because it will save you thousands of dollars in reduced maintenance expense and energy consumption.

Don’t be fooled. PremiumCoat is more than a “coating” – it’s a Roof SYSTEM. FM 4470 Approved, the PremiumCoat System has been put to the test. FM 4470 evaluates roof assemblies for their performance with regard to fire, wind uplift, hail, foot traffic, and water leakage. The PremiumCoat System is an approved Class 1 Roof System.

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