Rubber Roofing Experts
Semper West Roofing of Frederick MD is dedicated to providing quality roofing services to the communities of MD, VA, and Washington DC. Our company of professional roofers are committed in giving your homes and buildings with the best available roofing and construction options and projects. For us at Semper West, your satisfaction is our goal.
That is how Semper West has developed a reputation for its professional work in the community. Brands such as CertainTeed, Tamko, and GAF have become our specialty, with these leading roofing product manufacturers becoming our partners. Our numerous recognitions and certifications from consumer groups like the Better Businesses Bureau, Home Advisor, and Energy Star show that our services are top-notch in the roofing industry.
As part of our offering of services to you, we at Semper West can help you with rubber roofs in its numerous aspects: installation, maintenance, and repair. Let our roofing consultants help you decide whether rubber roofs are best for your commercial business for free!
Rubber roofs, or to be more precise, ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM), is a type of roofing material made from slate dust, recycled rubber, and recycled tree fiber. Considered one of the most durable and cost-effective roofing solutions, EPDM rubber roofs are great for houses with flat roofs.
Rubber Roofing Rewards
There are many reasons for you to consider having rubber roofs over your home and commercial building.
Because it’s made from rubber, EPDM roofs are highly water resistance. A properly installed rubber roof will only have a few seams between the sheets that make it up, and will make it highly difficult for water to seem in under it and cause the underlying structure to rot.
Properly installed and maintained rubber roofs have a long service life, and can protect your home for up to 30 years. They are fire-resistant, and can withstand strong winds. They are also impervious to ultraviolet rays and ozone corrosion.
Compared to other roofing materials such as wood and slate shingles, rubber roofs are lighter. This means it will be easier to transport and install, cutting down on your labor and installation expenses. Their weight also means that you won’t need to support it as much as you’ll have to with heavier roofs.
Because they are glued to your home, rubber roofs don’t rely on gravity to hold it in place. This makes them ideal for flat and low sloped roofs. also, because of rubber’s flexibility, it won’t become dislocated or deformed as it won’t shrink in heat or contact in cold.
Rubber roofs can help you cut down on your bills two ways. During warm days, the roofs reflect heat away from your home, keeping it cool. In the same way, it also keeps the warmth in during cold weather.
Rubber roofs are great, but to take advantage of their benefits, they’ll have to be set up properly first, preferably by professional roofers such as us at Semper West.
Setting Up Your Rubber Roof
There are several steps in putting up a rubber roof on your home.
Clearing and Cleaning
Depending on whether you want to replace your old roof or built up on top of it, you’ll have to either strip your old roof off to its base, or give it a thorough cleaning. If your roof is seriously damaged, we recommend that you take off your original roof; so that all damaged parts can be removed or fixed and so that the rubber membrane will be attached to a strong foundation. However, if your original roof is still in relatively good condition, we can simply clean it up with high pressure water.
After your roof has been stripped down or cleaned, we’ll then proceed to putting the rubber sheets in place. A good roofer will arrange the sheets in such a way they there will be as few gaps or seams possible between the 50 square feet sheets. The sheets will then be left alone for about half an hour to let is settle and have the creases fall flat on the surface. They key here is to make sure there are no pockets for water or air to hide in that may cause damage on your roof and home.
After the sheets have settled, they will be cut into shape. You’ll need a professional for this job, to avoid either ending up short, or having a loose-fitting roof. A professional will know how to trim the sheets so that they’ll fit your roof, and have the proper tools to do it right.
Once your rubber sheets have been settled and trimmed, your roofer will lift up the membrane and apply industrial strength roofing adhesive under it so it will stick to your home. They will then repeat the process on the other side, and so on until all the sheets are securely attached to your roof. They’ll also install trims on the corners to further secure your rubber roof in place.
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Your Partner in Roofing Perfection
Rubber roofs are a great, cost-effective choice for your roof. however, you’ll need expert craftsmen roofers to do it properly and make sure you’ll maximize your roof.
As your friendly professional roofing contractor out of Frederick MD, serving MD Va, and Washington DC, Semper West will be more than happy to help you with whatever roofing and construction project you may need. Our team of expert roofers are always ready and willing to help you in building a great home for you and your family.
Semper West customer service was wonderful and very friendly to talk to, and the job was fast and professional now the siding look as new without replaced the new siding as most contractors recommend. Kudos to Jonathan Carswell for excellent job and pro quality work. Looking forward to work with this company in the future.
- Jonathan T. Silver Spring, MD