Rubber Roofing – Long Island NY
EPDM, or “rubber roof”, is the most common form of membrane roofing available. It is a single-ply membrane comprised of rubber compounds and other chemicals.
Rubber roofing comes in different mill thicknesses (i.e., 45 mill, 45 mill reinforced, 60 mill [the most common], 60 mill reinforced, and 90 mill) and widths. J.J. Landerman Roofing contractors install it on all different types of decking (i.e., concrete, wood, steel, lightweight gyp decking, and tectum decking), using one of four methods: full adhered, mechanically fastened, batten-in-seam, or ballasted.
To install a fully-adhered rubber roof on Long Island, roofing contractors use a bonding adhesive, which can be adhered to many different sub-straights and insulations (i.e., fiber-board, perlite, iso-cyanurate, and EPS). Most rubber roofs will be secured with insulation plates and screws. The height and configuration of the building will determine the number of fasteners per sq. ft. and the placement of the fasteners on the insulation.
There are several written details used in association with rubber roofing systems. Primers, in-seam tape, bonding adhesive, flashing material, inseam plates, insulation plates, screws, metal edging, cap flashings, thru wall flashings, metal skirts, pitch boxes, curbs, vent pipes, and exhaust fans are just a few.