Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer is a synthetic rubber material used in single-ply roofing. Rubber roof systems have greatly improved over the last several years due to advancements in materials and system installation practices. EPDM systems are currently the most commonly installed roof system because of it's great value. Rubber membrane is white or black in color, has thicknesses of .045 mil, .060 mil and .090 mil with optional re-enforcement within the membrane. This material can be secured in place using adhesive, ballast or mechanical attachment. Rubber roof systems have manufacturer warranties ranging from 10 years to 30 years depending on the material and system attachment.
Dixon Roofing was one of the first roofing contractors selected to install this new roofing system in Michigan, supplied by Firestone Building Products. SA EPDM is a self-adhering rubber roof system.
SBS (styrene-butadiene-styrene) Modified Bitumen is a durable asphalt based membrane that contains modifiers and solvents. This membrane has a polyester mat that is installed within the material to provide reinforcement. Modified roof systems are very durable and puncture resistant making them a great choice for a roof that receives a lot of traffic. This membrane comes with a smooth surface or granules available in a variety of colors. It can also be installed by heat welding, hot asphalt, cold-applied adhesive or mechanical attachment.
APP (attactic polypropylene) Modified Bitumen membrane is commonly reffered to as “torch down roofing”. This is a durable asphalt based membrane that is reinforced with a polyester mat. This material is available in a variety of thicknesses in smooth and granule surfaces, with a variety of colors to choose from. This membrane is usually installed using torches to heat the underside of the membrane and seams to melt the asphalt.
TPO (Thermoplastic Polyolefin) is a single-ply roofing system. This roofing material can be fully adhered, mechanically fastened, or ballasted. TPO is re-inforced with scrim and comes in a variety of thicknesses usually white in color. Seams are heat welded together and can be very strong when done properly.
PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) is a single-ply membrane that is usually white in color. This membrane can be installed using adhesive, ballast or mechanically fastened. Scrim is used to reinforce the membrane from shrinking. The seams are heat welded.
Tar, Built Up
Tar comes from the coal mining industry referred to as Coal Tar Pitch. This material is rarely used today due to its expense and now-known health hazards. This roof system consists of plies or layers of felt with tar inbetween. Over this system slag is commonly installed, however pea stone and marble chips may also be used.
Asphalt, Built Up
Asphalt comes from oil and petroleum industry. Asphalt usually consists of three to four layers of asphalt with felts used for re-enforcement and to separate the layers of asphalt. The finished product is a smooth surface or is embedded with slag or pea stone. Dixon Roofing remains one of the most trusted asphalt roofing contractors in Michigan.
We are known for quality roof repairs, maintenance and installations in Metro Detroit. We serve clients every day in Troy, Birmingham, Harper Woods, Bloomfield, Auburn Hills, Royal Oak, Sterling Heights, Novi, Macomb and other parts of Michigan. Call Dixon Roofing at 586-752-2411 or contact us online.