Not a lot of amateurs will tackle a flat roof project, whether it’s a garage or a factory. Flat roofs require specialized knowledge, equipment and skills. These are particularly difficult for the homeowner to tackle. There are issues with flashing, seams, vents and ridges. Also, completing the drains can be difficult. For these reasons, it is recommended that you choose professionals for your new roof installation in Cambridge.
Grand Valley Roofing & Coatings Inc. present a few of the roofing systems from which you, the owner, may need to choose.
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BUR (Tar and Gravel - Hot, cold & ballasted applications)
Modified bitumen (Hot, torched cap & peel & stick self adhering - flameless)
TPO & PVC (Mechanically fastened & fully adhered
EPDM (Mechanically fastened, fully adhered & ballasted)
ProSeal (RPW) systems
TufDek waterproof vinyl decking
Residential flat roofs
Thermoplastic Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Roofing sheets are produced by rolling, spread coating or extruding and are often reinforced. Desired properties and flexibilities are achieved through additives. The seams are sealed by chemical or heat welding and are available in many colours with grey and white being the most common. PVC can be applied mechanically fastened or fully adhered.
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Ethylene Propylene Diene Terpolymer (EPDM) is a synthetic rubber membrane which is extremely durable. Available in either black or white, it is available is various thicknesses and widths. It can be installed mechanically adhered, fully adhered or ballasted. The seams can be sealed with liquid adhesives or specially formulated tapes. It can be used for waterproofing and some specific kinds of EPDM for ponds. It has become the standard for roof-top gardens. EPDM can be applied mechanically fastened, fully adhered or ballasted.