Nearly all synthetic rubber roof membranes are made from Ethylene propylene diene monomer, or EPDM. EPDM rubber retains its flexibility, even in climates that experience extreme temperature shifts. No roof, however, not even an EPDM roof can last forever. When an EPDM roof nears the end of its useful life, and your annual roof repair costs are climbing, it’s time to start thinking about rubber roof replacement.
The best time to seek rubber roof replacement is before the roof is leaking all over your tenants and their expensive office equipment. Unfortunately, most facility managers aren’t qualified to assess roof deterioration and foresee potential roof failure issues. It’s simple enough to understand how a tree limb that punctures a roof during a storm can lead to a leak, but it’s a different story if the problem is the result of improperly sealed laps, soft seams, or imperceptible caulking gaps around penetrations. At North American Roofing, our specialists are trained to detect potential leak sites – even before they leak. With professional inspections and monitoring, you can delay rubber roof replacement and extend the useful life of your roof.
Rubber roofing membrane can be mechanically attached, which is a good option if the rubber roof replacement is to take place during cold weather and seam tape is used as an adhesive. When using fasteners is not an option, the rubber membrane can be fully adhered to the insulation layer. Ballasted installation is also an option. Installation choices for rubber roof replacement depend on the individual facility’s structure, its geographic location and the building’s intended use.
Rubber roof replacement brings with it some undeniable benefits. EPDM rubber membrane comes in wide rolls that minimize the number of seams, making it a top choice for large roofs. Rubber roofing membrane features optimal thermal shock durability, in addition to unmatched resistance to damage from hail, wind uplift, ozone and ultraviolet ray deterioration.
At North American Roofing, we’re experts in rubber roof replacement, new rubber roof installations and rubber roof repairs. We’ve been installing synthetic rubber roof systems for over 30 years, and we offer rubber roof replacement in every state in the union.
Give us a call at 800-551-5602 today and learn more about our rubber roof replacement solutions.