USA: Flat Roofs: Flat Roofing Manufacturers
ABOUT FLAT ROOFS & ROOFING
The most common type of flat roofing is EPDM synthetic rubber. EPDM is an abbreviation for ethylene propylene diene monomer. This is an elastomer material; it is widely used for industrial purposes including use for flat roofs. It tolerates thermal shock, and maintains its flexibility at low temperatures. It also has good resistance to abrasion, weathering, and ozone. Synthetic rubber for flat roofing is available in sheets up to 50 feet wide and 100 feet long; this means that in many applications joints can be avoided altogether.
Synthetic rubber may also be applied to flat roofs as a liquid. This is frequently used to re-cover existing flat roofs made from steel, concrete, or EPDM synthetic rubber. Some manufacturers supply rubber flat roofing which is made from a mixture of synthetic polymers and recycled auto tires.
LEADING USA FLAT ROOF AND ROOFING MANUFACTURERS
The following leading flat roof manufacturers have comprehensive websites, with information on all aspects of flat roofs, including online catalogs, colors and materials for flat roofs, and care and maintenance of flat roofing.
Pro Guard: Flat Roofing. Pro Guard, headquartered in Denver, Pennsylvania, offers liquid synthetic rubber EPDM coatings. Its EPDM Liquid Rubber flat roof coating comes in three colors. It is designed to work satisfactorily in very low temperatures. It is not damaged by ponding water or total water immersion. It provides a seamless, single coat, flat roof coating which can be applied up to six times thicker than normal elastomeric surfaces. Liquid Rubber can be used to re-coat a wide variety of flat roofs, including EPDM roof membranes, troweled concrete, foam, and weathered metal flat roofing. It can be applied to lightly rusted surfaces without the need for a priming coat.
Flat Roof Solutions: Flat Roofs. Flat Roof Solutions supplies EPDM synthetic rubber flat roofing for residential and smaller commercial applications. Black EPDM is a flexible rubber material which can be used as a roofing membrane. It is available in 45 mil (about the thickness of a dime), 60 mil, and 90 mil. It is sold in sheets up to 50 feet wide and 100 feet long, meaning that most flat roofing projects do not require jointing seams. Black EPDM can withstand long term exposure to water, ultraviolet radiation, ozone, heat, and thermal cycling. The website has advice on seaming and installation for flat roofs.
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