What options does L&M Roofing offer for single ply roofing in Westchester County and Fairfield County?
L&M Roofing offers EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer) as a very durable option for single ply roofing in Westchester County and Fairfield County. This is a synthetic rubber roofing membrane that is made of two main ingredients, ethylene and propylene. This combination produces a roofing material that exhibits a high degree of ozone, ultraviolet, weathering and abrasion resistance, making it perfect for any climatic condition. There are many reasons that EPDM should be your choice for single ply roofing in Westchester County and Fairfield County below is a short list of some of the more impressive traits that EPDM exhibits:
- Will not become brittle and will not shatter due to low temperature flexibility
- superior resistance to UV radiation
- unmatched resistance to thermal shock
- exhibits superior resistance to cyclic fatigue
- supremely resistant against hail damage
- great moisture absorption resistance
- potential life expectancy of up to 50 years
EPDM is available in either black or white. Which is best for you depends upon what climate you are dealing with. Black EPDM has carbon black added to it which is intended to convert UV rays into heat, while white EPDM has titanium dioxide added which is used to reflect UV rays and help protect the polymers.
TPO (thermoplastic olefin) is ideal for commercial single ply roofing in Westchester County and Fairfield County. TPO is a synthetic rubber compound that has the unique ability to be fused together like a plastic PVC membrane. This ability makes TPO roofing seams 6 times stronger than glued seams and 3 times stronger than taped seams. When seams are generally known to be a rubber roofs weakest points, with TPO these seams suddenly become the strongest points. When white TPO is used close to 87% of the sun’s damaging Ultraviolet rays are reflected OFF of the roof meaning that heat is not absorbed and then transferred into the interior of the building. This feature can reduce the cost of air conditioning, and saves your air conditioning units from working overtime.
While white TPO offers savings on cooling costs, TPO also comes in an almost limitless array of colors, allowing your roof to be not only be efficient but an aesthetic attribute as well. There is no need to sacrifice the reflective quality of white when choosing a colored roof. Most color choices include “Cool Color” technology which increases reflectivity. This ability to personalize your roofing allows you to coordinate with overall building style, or to make a statement.
PVC (polyvinyl chloride) is an excellent option for single ply roofing in Westchester County and Fairfield County. L&M Roofing recommends PVC roofing based on a number of characteristics. Some of the more notable ones are:
- Temperature and weather resistance
- Flame resistance
- Cost effective
- Energy efficient
- Low maintenance
PVC roofing uses heat-welding properties that create seams that end up being the strongest point in the whole roofing membrane without the need for chemicals, torches, or other hazardous installation methods. This is one of the reasons that PVC roofing has such great durability, longevity and weather resistance. With a life expectancy of 20 to 30 years of virtually maintenance free protection, the savings really add up. Due to the reflective properties of white PVC roof you could see an energy savings of up to 40% every year. PVC roofing can extend the useful life of the roof ba as much as 75 percent. This can add up to tens of thousands during it’s 20 to 30 year life span.
Let us help you with any questions you may have about single ply roofing in Westchester County and Fairfield County.
Knowing where to start in the roofing process is half the battle. We know that there are a lot of options out there and the process can get just a little bit confusing. Our knowledgeable staff can help you with any questions, and will be more than happy to walk you through the process of designing your new single ply roof.