Answering Your Questions About Roofing

The Benefits Of Thermoset Membrane Roofing For Homeowners

by Donald Evans

Thermoset membrane roofing, also known as both EPDM and TPO roofing, is made from a variety of rubber materials, like EDPM, CSPE, and neoprene. This material is most commonly used on commercial roofs, however, it can be used on residential homes as well. If you are looking to have a new roof installed, you may be looking to find a material that is ideal for your home. Learning the benefits different materials have to offer can help you decide on a roofing material. Here are some of the benefits of thermoset membrane roofing:

Thermoset Membrane Roofing is Easy to Install

The first advantage to thermoset membrane roofing is that it is fast and easy to install. Thermoset membrane comes as a rolled up material. Think about carpet when it is being installed. It arrives on a roll and then is unrolled to lay it. The same is true with thermoset membrane. It is unrolled over your roof and then adhered into place with roofing screws. The seams are heated up just enough to melt the plastic to each other, ultimately sealing the sheets together. The ease and quickness of the installation help to keep installation costs low as well. 

Thermoset Membrane Roofing Can Be Layered

Another benefit associated with thermoset membrane roofing is that this roofing material can be layered when it needs to be replaced. Typically, when your roofing material is at the end of its lifespan, it has to be removed in order to make way for the new roofing material. Thermostate membranes can be layered on top of the old layer multiple times. This reduces your roof replacement costs, as labor is not needed to remove the old roof. 

Thermoset Membrane Roofing Can Help You Save on Energy

The final benefit to thermoset membrane roofing is that it can help you to save on energy costs. Thermoset comes in many different colors, including white, cream, and tan. Lighter colors help to reflect the sun's U.V. rays, which can ultimately help to keep your roof from heating up. In turn, this keeps your home from heating up as much, which reduces your need to run your air conditioner. All in all, this reduces your energy usage and utility bill. 

There are many benefits associated with thermoset membrane roofing. If you are looking for a simple roof that is easy to install, can be layered when it needs to be replaced, and can help you save on your energy expenses, thermoset membrane may be ideal for you Contact your preferred roofing company to learn more about this material.