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This Video demonstrates how we installed a Two Ply Torch Down Rubber membrane over a tar and gravel roof.

Our Two Ply Rubber Roofing System

We specialize in the installation of 2 ply rubber roofing using the Modified Bitumen Torch Down System. A fiber asphalt sheet is anchored to a substrate, or an existing roof system (removal of an existing roof system is not necessary). A self-adhering single ply modified bitumen rubber membrane is attached to the fiber sheet. To that, a final layer of Modified Bitumen Torch Down Rubber, with embedded ceramic granules (protects against harmful UV rays), is heat-torched to the single ply membrane, creating our 2 ply system. We provide a 40 warranty for every 2 ply Modified Bitumen Torch Down System we install.

Commercial Rubber Roofing: Experience vs. Risk   

Posted on October 10, 2015 by Naas Ferreira

The roofing industry has gone through a major change since the late 1970s. Before this change, commercial flat roofs consisted of a Hot-Tar-and-Gravel Roofing System, which was the industry standard. This type of roofing was very labor intensive and the high costs associated with the tools and equipment kept the number of roofing companies at a minimum. Today, single ply rubber and synthetic membrane roofing systems have become the industry standard. There are three types of membranes that are commonly used on commercial roofs.

They are known as Modified Bitumen Torch Down or MB, Thermoplastic Polyolefin or TPO, and Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer or EPDM.

Since these membranes were first introduced to the roofing industry, the installation has become very timely and less labor intensive than in the “hot tar” days. Acquiring the equipment, materials, and labor to install rubber roofs had become very easy. This caused roofing companies to multiply, and this sudden growth created a pool of inexperienced labor, which passed the risk of poor workmanship to the customer. On the other hand, after several decades in the roofing industry and in the presence of the shift to rubber roofing, we have developed a roofing technique that warrants a 40 year life expectancy on all our installations.

Watch the video below which shows how we go a step further with a single ply rubber membrane to a 2 ply rubber membrane on a commercial flat roof. Our system will reach a life expectancy of over 40 years which makes it a system that is far superior to any other single ply system to date.

Choosing a Roofing Company

There are many roofing companies to choose from. In your search for a flat roof contractor, you will find that EPDM and TPO quotes are quite appealing, but you will need to remember that those quotes are for single-ply rubber membranes that puncture easily, have adhesives that fail at the seams, and shrink and degrade from harmful ultraviolet light.

Comparing Roofing Systems

Modified Bitumen Membrane over gravel

Above is an image of a Two Ply Modified Bitumen Torch Down Rubber Roof being installed over an old Hot Tar and Gravel commercial roof.

Modified Bitumen Rubber after 20 years Monroeville, PA.

Above is an image of a 2 Ply Modified Bitumen Rubber Roof we installed over 20 years ago. Notice that there have been repairs needed since it was first installed.

Modified Bitumen Rubber roof membrane Pittsburgh

The image above is another example of a Modified Bitumen 2-ply system that we installed. After 18 years, there are no signs of deterioration.

Two ply Modified Rubber system being installed. Stamford, greenwich

The image above was taken 15 years ago as I was when installing a 2 Ply Modified Bitumen Rubber Membrane. The black covering is the first layer called the Self-Adhering Base. The second layer is the Modified Bitumen Rubber Membrane-embedded with white ceramic granules.

Rubber mats not protecting the EPDM rubber as it suppose to do.

In the image above, notice all the patched repairs. These repairs have been done on an EPDM Rubber Roof System that was less than 10 years old. There were not enough rubber mats placed in appropriate traffic areas.

Unprotected Modified bitumen rubber roof

The image above shows a SINGLE PLY Modified Bitumen Rubber Roof. Notice that there are no ceramic granules or aluminum asphalt coating applied to the membrane to protect it from harmful ultraviolet light.

Modified Bitumen Rubber - cover with another rubber to fuse together. Greenwich, CT

In the image above, we show that there is no need to strip away old roofing before installing a 2 Ply Modified Bitumen Torch Down Rubber Membrane.

Installing a Rubber roof over gravel - Wilton

The image above shows part of the process for installing a 2-ply Modified Bitumen Torch Down Rubber Roof System over an existing Tar and Gravel roof.

 

Choosing a Roofing Company

There are many roofing companies to choose from. In your search for a flat roof contractor, you will find that EPDM and TPO quotes are quite appealing, but you will need to remember that those quotes are for single-ply rubber membranes that puncture easily, have adhesives that fail at the seams, and shrink and degrade from harmful ultraviolet light.

Comparing Roofing Systems

Modified Bitumen Membrane over gravel

Above is an image of a Two Ply Modified Bitumen Torch Down Rubber Roof being installed over an old Hot Tar and Gravel commercial roof.

Modified Bitumen Rubber after 20 years Monroeville, PA.

Above is an image of a 2 Ply Modified Bitumen Rubber Roof we installed over 20 years ago. Notice that there have been repairs needed since it was first installed.

Modified Bitumen Rubber roof membrane Pittsburgh

The image above is another example of a Modified Bitumen 2-ply system that we installed. After 18 years, there are no signs of deterioration.

Two ply Modified Rubber system being installed. Stamford, greenwich

The image above was taken 15 years ago as I was when installing a 2 Ply Modified Bitumen Rubber Membrane. The black covering is the first layer called the Self-Adhering Base. The second layer is the Modified Bitumen Rubber Membrane-embedded with white ceramic granules.

Rubber mats not protecting the EPDM rubber as it suppose to do.

In the image above, notice all the patched repairs. These repairs have been done on an EPDM Rubber Roof System that was less than 10 years old. There were not enough rubber mats placed in appropriate traffic areas.

Unprotected Modified bitumen rubber roof

The image above shows a SINGLE PLY Modified Bitumen Rubber Roof. Notice that there are no ceramic granules or aluminum asphalt coating applied to the membrane to protect it from harmful ultraviolet light.

Modified Bitumen Rubber - cover with another rubber to fuse together. Greenwich, CT

In the image above, we show that there is no need to strip away old roofing before installing a 2 Ply Modified Bitumen Torch Down Rubber Membrane.

Installing a Rubber roof over gravel - Wilton

The image above shows part of the process for installing a 2-ply Modified Bitumen Torch Down Rubber Roof System over an existing Tar and Gravel roof.

 

We Install or Repair Commercial Flat Roof Components. 

Skylights – Rubber gaskets and flashing are sources of leaks.

Vents – The flashing around vents becomes separated from the rubber roofing material.

Gutters – We provide maintenance service on gutters.

Chimneys – Mortar, brick and stucco on chimneys can crack and cause leaks.

Drains –  We install, relocate, and lower drains to make them more efficient.

Roofing Contractor explaining about rubber roofs

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