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What Exactly is a Roof Membrane?

A roof membrane is an additional layer of roofing that provides added protection, insulation, and sound-deadening features. Applied over flat and shingled roofs, the roof membrane can be made of three membrane roofing materials; thermo set, thermoplastic, or Modified Bitumen.

The Qualities of Membrane Roofing

The PVC roof membrane is the longest used of all membrane roofing materials, and constitutes about 10 percent of membrane roofing procedures in America today. Its proven track record is result of its many important attributes, which include high resistance to puncture and impact, flame resistance, leak prevention, durability, UV reflection, low temperature flexibility and high temperature tolerance. Although all three kinds of membrane roofing materials provide these features, vinyl membrane roofing is most used for its aesthetic appeal, and modified bitumen membrane roofing is weaker than the other two kinds.

Why Install Membrane Roofing?

Membrane roofing eliminates the need for gravel roofs, which are extremely difficult to maintain and repair. Membrane roofing is manufactured in pieces of up to 50 feet long, meaning that many roofs can be wrapped in a single piece for simple installation and minimal maintenance. Most suited to flat roofs, membrane roofing allows you to shrink wrap your roof and never have to worry about roof leaks again. If you are considering installing membrane roofing in your house or office, speak with one of our contractors today. They can advise you whether or not membrane roofing is suitable to your roof, provide further information, and can proceed with any installation procedures according to your needs.



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Do It Yourself Roof Trusses

A roof truss is made up of bottom chords, top chords, and inside webbing, and held together by metal connector plates. The shape of the truss will depend on your roof's structure. They are usually placed every 2'' off center in residential and commercial buildings with gable roofs, yet can be shaped to suit a variety of configurations. Make sure you are familiar with your roof's support requirements before attempting do it yourself roof trusses. If you are not, call a Roof 101 professional immediately for expert installation services.


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