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EPDM Rubber Flat Roofing

EPDM Rubber Flat Roofing

This single ply roofing membrane is called EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer). EPDM Single Ply Rubber Roofing offers high performance, has superior weather durability through a wide range of temperatures and conditions and demonstrates excellent resistance to rain, hail, sleet and snow.

EPDM Single Ply Roofing System is an elasto-meric (a roofing material being that is able to regain its original shape when a load is removed from the material) roofing sheet ideal for either new roofs or re-roofing over a variety of common roof deck types and insulation materials.

EPDM Rubber Roofing Features

Some of the other features that contribute to the popularity of EPDM Rubber Roofing in the area include excellent resistance to sunlight, moisture, ease, speed, and cleanliness of installation. This lightweight synthetic elastomer material has been used since the early 1970’s.and is very adaptable.

Types of EPDM Rubber Roofing Applications

There are various application techniques such as ballasted, fully adhered, and mechanically fastened, allow EPDM Single Ply Roofing Systems to be applied to virtually any roof surface: flat, spherical, curved, or slanted. EPDM Roofing Systems are a reliable option for Commercial and Industrial buildings that require fewer roof repairs and maintenance. Rubber roofing, used commercially for many years, is now finding its way into more residential roofing projects as well.

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Modified Bitumen Flat Roof

Modified Bitumen Flat Roof

A Modified Bitumen is a key element in any built-up roof.

This type of roofing system was developed in Europe during the sixties and later introduced in the U.S. in the early seventies. Modified refers to the addition of plastic or rubber-based polymeric binders to the asphalt or “bitumen” to improve its roofing performance and durability. Modified Bitumen Flat Roofs are usually assembled using one, two or three plies.

The Modified Bitumen Membrane is made up of multiple layers in what is essentially a “factory assembled” built-up roof. During the roofing manufacturing process, several coats or laminations of modified bitumen are reinforced with a woven fiberglass, or polyester fabric reinforcing mat or a combination of both. They are then finished with either a smooth or granular top surface.

The Granular type comes in different colors. The smooth surface type is then coated with either an aluminum or white surfacing on site. The coatings are used to deflect the damage from ultra-violet rays from the sun as well as keeping the roof surface cooler.

Modified Bitumen Roofs exhibit many characteristics of a built-up roof (BUR), yet affords the ease of application on a single-ply roof. This offers various specifications which allow for multiple plies, which provide redundancy and exceptional resistance to heavy traffic, punctures and tears. Modified Bitumen membranes also have low-temperature flexibility and are resistant to membrane fatigue(break down).

There are two types of Modified Bitumen Systems

  • APP (Atactic Polypropylene) roofs are applied using a heat-welded method. The top surface comes in either smooth or granular. The consistency and uniformity of the factory produced sheet results in a membrane that has greater stability and flexibility than that of a laminated built-up roof system.
  • SBS (Butadiene Styrene) roofs are usually applied using hot asphalt, bonding adhesives, heat welding or heat activated self-adhesives. The top surface is a mineral granular of choice of colors. It has the benefits of a built-up redundant system with the quality of a factory single ply membrane.

flatroofs.ie employ expert technicians and are qualified to install modified bitumen roofing on any commercial and industrial flat roofing system in Leinster.

TPO Flat Roofing Contractors

TPO Flat Roofing Contractors

TPO Flat Roofing

TPO is an excellent roofing system for any climate. TPO, it is said is an advancement and a great improvement to traditional flat roofs that are being explored today. The seams of TPO roofs are welded instead of glued. They are less likely to separate when heated and consistent environmental changes.

The Manufacturer certify the flat roof contractors to install the membrane and in turn honor the warranty. A TPO flat roof material gave a white surface that reflects ultraviolet light and keeps the structure cooler than other options.

Because the system is relatively new, revisions and improvements are happening everyday. This requires flat roof repair contractors addressing shrinkage caused by prolonged exposure to UV rays.

They cause stress on flashing and seams. The warranty on TPO roof systems is 15 to 20 years. The welds of both hand-held and walk-behind welding must be checked. Welding that does not take, must be patched or replaced.

Long and short seams require different welds. A lack of uniformity can cause seams to fail and leaks on the roof. Commercial skylights for flat roofs cannot be welded with walk-behind welders used for long seams.

Short seams are needed for A/C units, drains, vents, and skylights. These areas are welded with a hand-held heat gun. The heat difference between the long and short seams becomes an issue.

Heat-welded seams must be correctly calibrated throughout the day of flat roof installation. The quality of a welded seam is affected by wind, cold, and humid weather conditions. A tool is used to check the seam quality to ensure the welds take.

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Flat Fibreglass roofing Repairs

We are here to Build Your ​flat roof. Get the Experienced ​​and Trusted Team

​The most obvious advantage for flat roofs is the cos​t the materials are cheaper​; the labour is cheaper because there is less risk in installing, and these roofs are easier and quicker to install so there is less labour ​intensive overall

About us

​A flat roof is a roof which is almost level in contrast to the many types of sloped roofs. The slope of a roof is ​also known as its pitch and flat roofs have to be up to approximately 1​0 - 15°, to allow for rain to flow to the gutters. Flat roofs ​have been used an ancient form mostly used in ​extreme climates and allow the roof space to be used as an extra living space or a living roof, if needed.

You can have different types of flat roof mainly EPDM or TPO, Built-up Flat Roof​ and Modified Bitumen​


Our Services helping you when Choosing a Flat Roofing System

Why Choose Us?

Residential Flat Roofing

​Flat roofing appears to be entirely flat with a wide surface. It may not be too obvious but even if it seems flat, there are slight slopes and pitches to drain or shed water. Flat roofs have unique qualities that make them a great option not only for commercial use but also for your homes. We install all makes and types of flat roofing systems

Flat Roof Replacement

​Repairing new, if you have ​a leak or damage flat roof. You should ​repairing it should be the solution. An average flat roof repair costs around ​€400-600 on average, which is significantly cheaper than the cost of full replacement. ​​Plus, ​repairing your flat roof can easily extend its service life by at least 3-5 years. If your roof is old replacing it should be considered as an alternative.

​Commercial Flat Roofing

​Our roofing Contractor install high quality flat roofs that are designed to solve all commercial flat roof problems. ​​Building owners opt for a flat roof because of the various benefits they offer​. Commercial building owners choose flat roofs because flat roofs cost less​​, it provides extra floor space where storage facilities, HVAC units and more can be easily placed and accessed easily, when needed.

What Our Customers Have to Say

GRP Flat Roof

Very pleased with out new roof. The ​roofers, worked wonders to avoid the rain and the whole job was completed cleanly, efficiently and to a very high standard.


Neil ​Shea

​Flat Roof Repairs

We are pleased with our new look flat roof it has made a great difference to the look of our property, and now ​it is leak free. During the installation the installers ​were very professional. 


Jane

​Get Your ​Flat ​Roof installed or repaired with our Team

​We are confident in our skills and ability. We provide flat roofing services throughout Leinster, each of our flat roof installations are covered by a 20 year guarantee.


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