Minnesota Membrane Roofing
EPDM Roofing Systems
Ethylene Propylene Diene Terpolymer (EPDM) has a track record of proven performance and provides low maintenance and excellent weathering characteristics, making it an ideal roofing option for variety of climates. The traditional black color of EPDM membrane attracts the sun’s solar energy and can help reduce heating costs during the cold, northern winters. EPDM membrane may also help melt snow that can pile up on your roof and lead to potential structural damage if not removed in a timely manner. EPDM roof systems offer an easy installation and require no special tools or complex equipment. With innovations such as factory-applied tape and pressure-sensitive accessories, the installation of an EPDM roofing system has never been easier and more efficient.
TPO Roofing Systems
Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO) is the fastest-growing segment of the commercial roofing industry. Fueling this growth is the increased use of TPO in projects where solar reflective, energy-efficient and cool roof products are becoming the norm. The TPO membranes have been directly attributed to a reduction in a building’s energy use and cooling costs. TPO membranes are available in a variety of widths and lengths making installation of a TPO roof system fast and efficient. Adding to the efficiency of a TPO roofing system installation are pre-fabricated accessories that drastically reduce the amount of time needed to flash rooftop penetrations.
PVC Roofing Systems
Membrane Attachment OptionsChoosing the appropriate membrane is only half of the roofing selection process. It is equally important to select the proper installation method. Much the same way that climatic conditions play a role in membrane selection, environmental factors such as wind and building height are a factor when choosing an installation method. Single-ply roofing systems are installed using three quality methods, each with their own specific benefits depending on your building’s location and climate. Trust our experience at Master 1 Exteriors Inc to help you make a decision.
Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) is a trusted membrane that has been performing admirably for decades in Europe and in North America. PVC is another roofing system solution for projects, where solar reflectivity and energy-efficiency are important factors. PVC membranes offer building owners the potential for decreased cooling costs. PVC also offers excellent resistance to rooftop chemical attacks including acids, oils and greases.
Because of their fast and easy installation, ballasted roof systems are an extremely economical choice for large, wide-open rooftops. A popular choice for large scale retail stores and warehouses, ballasted systems feature a loose-laid membrane that is covered and held in place by river stone or pavers. The ballast helps to shield the membrane from inclement weather and extend the life of the roof. Recent research also indicates that ballasted roof systems may offer energy efficiency similar to light-colored membranes and therefore help building owners reduce their cooling costs.
Providing a lightweight, easy-to-maintain system, mechanically fastened roof systems are seen within the roofing industry as an upgrade from ballasted systems, particularly in high wind areas. Mechanically fastened systems are held in place by the plates and fasteners that are secured through the membrane and into the deck. The most widely installed roofs in the commercial roofing industry. Mechanically fastened systems are an ideal choice where moderate winds occur.
Fully adhered roof systems offer the highest degree of stability and uplift protection and are essential for high elevations or areas where wind is a constant concern. Typically, fully adhered roofing systems installed directly to the substrate with adhesives that are suitable for use in high wind areas, including bonding adhesive, water-based adhesive or asphalt-based products which offers the industry’s highest wind uplift ratings and adds thermal efficiency.