USA: Rubber Roofing: Rubber Roofing Manufacturers
ABOUT RUBBER ROOFING
Rubber Roofing is normally made from EPDM synthetic rubber. EPDM stands for ethylene propylene diene monomer. EPDM is an elastomer, which has a wide range of industrial applications, including synthetic rubber roofing membranes. EPDM rubber roofing membrane has the following advantageous characteristics as a roofing material: cyclical membrane fatigue resistance; high resistance to ozone, weathering and abrasion; flexibility in low temperatures, and thermal shock durability. Synthetic Rubber Roofing may be applied in sheets, or in individual molded roofing shingles.
The roofing is available in sheets up to 50 feet wide and 100 feet long, making joints unnecessary for most applications. EPDM roofing may also be applied as liquid rubber, to re-cover existing roofs made from concrete, EPDM, or steel.
LEADING USA MANUFACTURERS
The following leading manufacturers have comprehensive websites, with information on all aspects, including online catalogs, colors and materials, and care and maintenance.
Flat Roof Solutions. Flat Roof Solutions specializes in residential and smaller commercial applications of EPDM synthetic roofing. It aims particularly to serve do-it-yourselfers, who wants to install EPDM roofing themselves. Black EPDM is a flexible rubber material available as a roofing membrane. It is available in 45 mil (about the thickness of a dime), 60 mil, and 90 mil. Black EPDM roofing is sold in sheets up to 50 feet wide and 100 feet long, making seams unnecessary for most projects. Black EPDM roofing can withstand long term exposure to water, ultraviolet radiation, ozone, heat, and thermal cycling. Flat Roof Solutions supplies everything necessary to install the roofing, including adhesives and accessories. The website contains guidance on seaming and installation, and the roofing is supplied with a DVD explaining the installation process.
Pro Guard. Pro Guard, based in Denver, Pennsylvania, supplies a range of liquid synthetic EPDM rubber roof coatings. Its EPDM Liquid Roofing coating comes in three colors. It is designed to work well in sub zero temperatures. Pro Guard roofing withstands ponding water and total immersion. EPDM roofing provides a seamless, single coat, roof coating which can be applied up to six times thicker than standard elastomeric coatings. Liquid Roofing can be used to re-coat EPDM roof membranes, troweled concrete, foam, and weathered metal roofing. EPDM liquid roofing can be applied lightly rusted surfaces without a primer. The Pro Guard website contains Product Data Sheets for liquid roofing, and a section of frequently asked questions. This includes guidance on equipment, and on appropriate temperatures for applying liquid EPDM roofing.
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