EPDM

An EPDM roof, commonly referred to as a “rubber roof” is typically a single ply rubber roofing membrane.  This material is commonly manufactured by the same companies that manufacture automobile tires.  The technology and appearance is similar.  The benefit to an EPDM  is it’s flexibility. The drawback is it’s color, black.  A black roof  has no ability to reflect the sun’s UV rays causing extreme heat on the roof and in the building.  The heat the sun creates can lead to early roof breakdown and eventual leaks at the seams and penetrations.

On a very positive note an EPDM roof is typically a very good candidate for a fluid applied restoration system.

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American Weatherstar offers several solution options for restoring an EPDM roof including our Flagship fluid applied roofing systems:  Ure-A-Sil

TPO

A TPO (Thermoplastic) roof is a white single-ply membrane with heat welded seams.  The benefit to a TPO roof is it’s color and  flexibility.  The life cycle of a TPO membrane is anywhere from ten to twenty years.  Towards the end of the membranes serviceable life seams and penetration flashings will begin to breakdown causing leaks in the system.

A TPO roof is typically a very good candidate for a fluid applied restoration system.

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American Weatherstar offers several solution options for restoring a TPO Single-Ply  roof including our Flagship fluid applied roofing systems:  Ure-A-Sil.

PVC

A PVC  roof is a white single-ply membrane with heat welded seams.  Defined as a synthetic thermoplastic polymer; PVC  through the use of plasticizers, stabilizers, and fillers is a very flexible roof membrane.  The life cycle of a PVC membrane is anywhere from ten to twenty years.  Towards the end of the membranes serviceable life seams and penetration flashings will begin to breakdown causing leaks in the system.

A PVC roof is typically a very good candidate for a fluid applied restoration system.

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American Weatherstar offers several solution options for restoring a cap sheet roof including our Flagship fluid applied roofing systems:  Ure-A-Sil.

We also off an VOC compliant, 100% silicone system,  Envir-O-Sil.

Any one of these systems installed by an AWS Approved Contractor will offer:

Other AWS solutions include Spray Polyurethane Foam or a Single-Ply membrane overlay.

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