Single-Ply (EPDM Rubber)

There are several types of single-ply roofing materials available, but the most common for residential roofing is EPDM roofing. EPDM stands for ethylene propylene diene monomer. This is just fancy talk for a rubber that is made to provide excellent electrical insulation and is one of the best water-resistant rubbers available. The strong weather resistance that this rubber provides makes it ideal for flat roofing in the North Shore area! 

Benefits of Single-Ply roofing include:
  • Maintenance is simple and inexpensive
  • Roof deck doesn’t need reinforcement because EPDM roofing is lightweight
  • Leaks are extremely rare
Modified Bitumen Roofing

Modified bitumen roofing (MBR) is a flexible, asphalt-based material with a mineral coating. You could compare this type of roofing to our asphalt roofing. MBR is simple to install and is known to be low-maintenance and is very durable. 

Benefits of MBR Roofing Include:
  • MBR can be recycled
  • Simple to install
  • Factory-applied mineral surfacing assures persistent installation

Built-Up Roof Systems

Back in the day, built-up roofing (BUR), was the most frequent system of flat roofing before single-ply and MBR were developed. BUR roofing inheres many layers: a bottom layer of insulation board, multiple layers of tar or asphalt with layers of roofing felt, and then a top layer of gravel on top. This recipe results in a thick, seamless roof that is highly durable. 

Benefits of BUR Roofing Include:
  • Incredible protection from the elements
  • Low-maintenance
  • The gravel makes it highly resistant to foot traffic

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With an eye towards customer service and an undeniable level of expertise, we are proud to be your Top Rated Local® roofing contractor on the North Shore. Contact us for a free consultation on repairing your flat roof!