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EPDM is an elastomeric compound that is manufactured from ethylene, propylene, and a small amount of diene monomer. These ingredients are synthesized to produce a product that exhibits a high degree of ozone, ultraviolet, weathering and abrasion resistance, and outstanding low temperature flexibility. These ingredients also contribute to resistance to acids, alkalis, and oxygenated solvents (i.e. ketones, esters, and alcohols). EPDM membrane is manufactured in various thicknesses (.045” to .090” thick) and is available as a non-reinforced or reinforced sheet (depending upon application).
Thermoplastic polyolefins are in the thermoplastic elastomer family and are commonly referred to as TPO in the single-ply roofing industry. TPO single-ply membranes are manufactured in various thicknesses (.045" to .080" thick) and have been engineered to provide premium performance at a very cost-effective price. Strong, flexible, and durable membranes are suitable for use in all types of single-ply systems: Mechanically Attached, Fully Adhered, and Ballast Applied. TPO roofing membrane is typically based on polypropylene and EP (ethylene-propylene) rubber polymerized together using state-of-the-art polymer manufacturing technology. This technology enables the production of TPO membranes that are flexible at low temperatures without the use of polymeric or liquid plasticizers. Unlike some other popular thermoplastic roofing membranes (PVC), the TPO polymer does not contain chlorine and no chlorine-containing ingredients are added during sheet production. This lack of chlorine has allowed TPO marketers to tout their membrane as an environmentally safe, “green” product.
Spray polyurethane foam, commonly referred to as SPF is a spray-applied insulation foam plastic that is installed as a liquid and then expands many times its original size. Spray polyurethane foam can be adjusted and have many different physical properties depending on the use desired. For example, the same basic raw materials that can make insulation foam semi-rigid and soft to the touch also creates high density roofing foam that is resistant to foot traffic and water. Specialized equipment is used to apply the spray polyurethane foam and proper technical training is important in order to get the best results. Spray polyurethane foam is the king of building materials for multitasking. For moisture it can provide high levels of R-value, while providing air barriers and assistance in moisture control in buildings. For roofing, spray polyurethane foam insulates and eliminates thermal bridging through fasteners or gaps in decking while providing a long-lasting roofing system that has a life that can be extended by re-coating or recovering in an average of around 10-15 years. As a result spray polyurethane foam is used in a wide variety of applications including, but is not limited to:
Polyurethane foams have one of the highest insulating R-values per inch of all the available products on the market today. With typical values ranging from 3.5 to 6.8 per inch, it is possible to maximize efficiency, increase space utilization and reduce operating costs, while having thinner walls and a lower profile roofs. Studies show that increasing the thickness of your roof insulation by 1” or more above the ASHRAE required thickness significantly reduces your energy costs. SPF sealants that are applied to cracks around window frames expand to fill energy-wasting (escaping) gaps around the window, which increases your buildings energy efficiency. Energy studies performed by Texas A & M on their own roofs show the energy cost reductions obtained by applying SPF to more than 8 million square feet of roofing paid for the cost of the retrofit in a little over three years. Cool roofs (using reflective plastic coverings over SPF insulated roofs) bounce sunlight and radiant heat away from a building, helping the structure stay cool and reducing energy use for cooling.
Elastomeric Roofing Membranes are either water-based or moisture cured, spray-applied liquids, which cure to form a seamless 100% elastomeric membrane specially designed to seal the entire roof. Most elastomeric coatings are ENERGY STAR® qualified reflective products that will help to reduce building temperatures and are listed by the Cool Roof Rating Council for solar reflectance and thermal emittance. Elastomeric roof coatings offer high tensile strength and elongation, and are virtually undamaged by extended exposure to solar ultraviolet energy.