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Installing a new Rubber Membrane on a Residential Roof

When a rubber membrane has been installed incorrectly on a residential roof, It often happens that the owner of a house is not aware of how much the roof is leaking and how much damage has been caused. This particular roof has been leaking for over 5 years and the beams and substrate were rotted out. The best practice is to remove the old roofing material and replace all the rotten wood. After making the necessary repairs, then a Rubber Membrane can be installed.

Watch this video on a Commercial Roof Installation

Rubber Membrane Installation

There are basically three types of membranes commonly installed by roofing contractors. These are TPO, EPDM and Torch Down membranes. EPDM Rubber membranes are very thin and start leaking in a relatively short period of time. The reason for the leaks is that the adhesives fail prematurely due to the extreme heat generated on a roof.

Another reason for leaks is that the caulking that is applied to secure the seams where they overlap each other, dries out compromising the roof.

Watch this video on Rubber Roof installation.

Watch the video where we explain the negatives of an EPDM rubber membrane

EPDM Rubber membrane fails prematurely due to the extreme heat on a roof

Torch Down Rubber Membrane

Torch Down Rubber Membranes are the toughest of all roofing membranes. If installed as a 2 ply system, then this type of roof will last 40 years and more, unlike the EPDM and TPO roofing systems.

There are several types of torch down roofing membranes. They come in different colors, thicknesses, and quality. We prefer to use the Firestone brand. But there are others brands that perform just as good.

Watch this video on a 2 Ply Torch Down Rubber membrane roof

TPO Vinyl Membrane – not a rubber membrane

Although TPO is a membrane used for roofing, it is not considered a rubber membrane. TPO is a relatively strong membrane and can withstand all weather conditions, unlike EPDM Rubber membrane. A TPO membrane is white and therefore reflects heat and Ultraviolets very well.

TPO Roofing Flat Roof Repair Westport CT - white reflects UV's and heat

Rubber Roof Repair Flat – Watch Video

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Flat Roof Rubber Membrane

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Three types of Flat Roof Rubber Membranes Flat Roof Rubber Membranes are divided into three types - EPDM, TPO, and Modified Bitumen Torch Down Although there are many types of roofing ...
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Rubber Roofs – Comparing EPDM with Torch Down -Video

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Rubber Roofs - Modified Bitumen vs EPDM Rubber This Article: Comparing Rubber Roofs "Modified Bitumen Torch Down" vs "EPDM Rubber Membrane" Rubber roofs were introduced in the late 60's in the ...
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Con Artist Roofing Contractor

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Dear Mr. Williams After investigating the roof we found the following:
  1. A Modified Bitumen Torch Down Rubber membrane was used with no ultra violet protection
  2. No coating was applied for ...
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Flat Roof Repairs and Flashing Greenwich

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Flat Roof Repairs and Flashing in Greenwich Flat Roof Repairs and flashing is the most important part of a flat roof.  Most leaks stem from roofing materials loosening from flashing. Skylights, ...
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Roofing Materials, which is the best for a Flat Roof? Pros/Cons – Roofing Membranes

Which roofing system offers the Best Roofing Materials for a Flat Roof?
There are mainly three types of Roofing Materials commonly used for flat roofs. The three types of roofing materials are EPDM Rubber, TPO Vinyl, and Modified Bitumen Torch Down. These materials classified as "single ...
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Rubber Roof Systems – Watch Video

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Rubber Roofs on flat roofs There are many types of roofing systems available. The most common rubber roof across the US today is EPDM. When EPDM came on the market in the ...
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Commercial Rubber Flat Roof Installation in Stamford CT

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The most common problems on Commercial Rubber Flat Roof are: We have been installing Commercial Rubber Flat Roof for over 25 years in Stamford, New Canaan, Greenwich, Westport
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Removal and installation of a Flat Roof that was very dangerous

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The most dangerous flat roof we did This widow's walk in Darien, Connecticut was not a typical challenge. A small and high flat roof. There was almost no place to put ...
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Commercial Flat Roof Repair and Installation – Video

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Commercial Flat Roof Repair - Hot Tar Gravel Roofs Commercial flat roof repair with the old Hot Tar and Gravel on it. These roofs have come a long way, but ...
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