Elastomeric membrane roof
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The elastomeric membrane
An elastomer is actually rubber that is mostly petroleum. An elastomeric membrane is a superposition of two layers, one of which is used to position the structure on a surface. The other, on the other hand, serves as a finish.
The craftsman uses a torch to join the two layers during the installation of the structure. The roof can be installed on the building after this operation. Note that the color of the material is defined according to the layer of gravel used.
An elastomeric membrane comes in two varieties, each with its own specificities. The best option for your residential or commercial building is the one recommended by an expert roofer. At Toiture Couvreur Laval, we can help you by having your roof examined by our technicians.
Different types of elastomeric membranes
The traditional model
This traditional model is generally black or white, to optimize the resistance of the roof to the heat of the sun. It is characterized by an elastomeric base membrane bonded with a finishing membrane formed of colored granules. The process is carried out using a torch.
The self-adhesive model
The self-adhesive elastomeric membrane follows a torchless manufacturing process. The installation process is carried out cold, to limit the risk of fire. This will prevent the lingering smell of heating asphalt.
Why choose an elastomeric membrane roof?
The durability of the structure
Investing in a durable blanket is important for a profitable investment. Fortunately, this is the case with the elastomeric membrane roof with its 35 years of longevity.
Installation always possible
Roofing is generally done in the spring for buildings in Laval. The correct temperature and dry weather facilitate inspection and repair work for a lasting installation.
Installing an elastomeric membrane structure has the advantage of adapting to all seasons, unlike some competing materials. Its flexibility and ease of work are the main reasons.
The elastomeric membrane is low maintenance, unlike other types of coatings. It remains efficient if you boost it with a few occasional repairs.
Don’t hesitate to have it checked regularly by a roofer to avoid costly damage. The more time a problem is dealt with, the less the work. You can just entrust us with this type of mission.
The robustness of the roof
The elastomeric membrane is a coating par excellence in Laval thanks to its resistance to climatic variations. The temperature can reach -30 ° C to rise to +30 ° C, in just a few months.
Investing in this coating is an interesting solution if you live in Quebec and if you are looking for a blanket that can withstand extreme heat and cold. Choose this solution to keep the interior of the house dry and free from mold.
The cost compared to other options
An elastomeric membrane structure is more expensive compared to a shingle roof. The price difference is around 30%. On the other hand, its quality and longevity are worth the price.
Why choose an elastomeric membrane roof in Laval?
Many properties in Montreal have this type of roof, thanks to the two possible installation options. The first is the one in which the installation process requires a torch, essential to optimize the efficiency of the roof in bad weather. Roofers recommend it to ensure waterproofing in a residential or institutional building.
The cold method minimizes the risk of fire. Roofers recommend it to homeowners who want to avoid accidents at all costs. The less maintenance required by the coating further increases the demand. In fact, almost half of the buildings in Quebec are covered by an elastomeric membrane roof.
A roof that adapts to the seasons
This type of roof is a practical choice thanks to its flexibility. Its installation is possible, regardless of the climatic conditions, as what has been said above. Customers then appreciate the material for its ease of adaptation.
From now on, homeowners have an option if they want to redo their roof at any time of the year. Call on an expert for a production within the standards. Perfect control of the torch allows him to master the site in order to avoid the risk of fire.
The professional roofer is able to perform snow removal from the roof before repair work, if necessary. We always suggest that you seek an expert for a job well done and secure.
Repair and maintenance of an elastomeric membrane roof: how does it work?
The elastomeric membrane is mainly used to coat flat or low slope roofs in Quebec. It often equips commercial, industrial and institutional buildings in Canada. The work must imperatively be entrusted to professionals given their complexity.
Please do not hesitate to contact our experienced and qualified professionals for repair and maintenance projects. They check the condition of the structure and possibly the building. It is important that no puddles responsible for the deterioration of the cover remain at surface level.
Inspecting the roof before starting the winter is one of the things you can do to spot anomalies. Ice worsens deterioration and can lead to major repairs if the situation is not taken care of in time.
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Have you been convinced by the specific features of elastomeric membrane roofing, or do you have other questions? Explain your ideas, your project and your questions to us using our “Free Submission” form.
We will put you in contact with our resource people, free of charge and without obligation. Before that, we invite you to complete the form as completely as possible so that we can give you as many answers as possible, within 24 hours. Entrust us with the inspection and roofing work of your building.
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