Ideal for flat – or nearly flat – surfaces, membrane roofing yields both the versatility and durability your commercial buildings require. Brincks Exteriors offers three types of membrane roofing, providing you with the best possible materials and installation for your project.
3 Types of Membrane Roofing
- Synthetic Rubber (Thermoset): This type of membrane roofing uses large, flat pieces of synthetic rubber that are chemically bonded together at the seams to form one continuous membrane. These membranes are fairly thick; usually between 30 and 60 mils. Offering superior performance over a wide range of exposures, synthetic rubber will keep your roof leak-free for many years.
- Thermoplastic Membrane: Unlike thermoset materials, which are chemically bonded together, thermoplastic membranes are welded together using solvents or heat. This allows them to be repeatedly softened and hardened as needed, all while maintaining a durable material to protect your building.
- Modified Bitumen: This type of membrane roofing uses asphalt that can be applied to the rooftop a number of different ways: self-adhesive sheets, hot-mopped asphalt, or cold-applied adhesives. This allows for safe and easy installation regardless of the temperature outside. No matter the application, though, the seams of these roofs are crack-resistent, as they are melted together rather than using an additional adhesives, ensuring your building will never see a leak.
Why Membrane Roofing?
- Durable seams to prevent cracking
- Prevents leakage commonly associated with flat roofs
- Easily repairable, if needed
- Resistant to expansion and contraction
- Reflects UV rays
- Direct attachement to the top of buildings