ROOF TYPES

Roof Types
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Apex Roofing provides complete roofing services and custom sheet metal work for new construction and re-roofing projects using the following materials.

TPO: Thermoplastic Olefin or Polyolefin

This material was designed to combine the durability of rubber with the proven performance of hot-air weldable seams. TPO is typically white due to its reflective money-saving characteristics, yet can be purchased in a variety of different colors. TPO membranes are installed fully adhered, mechanically attached, or ballasted. TPO is highly resistant to tears, impacts, and punctures with good flexibility to allow for building movement. They have been tested as having excellent resistance to ozone and algae, plus the material is environmentally friendly and safe to install. TPO is highly recommended by Apex because it is easy to maintain and inexpensive to repair. 
EPDM: Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer

EPDM is a single-ply rubber membrane that has been used on roofs in the USA since the 1960s. It is relatively inexpensive, simple, and easy to install. You won’t have to deal with the odors and fumes that accompany built-up roofs, which appeals to many property owners and managers. EPDM roofing is designed to exhibit superior flexibility, high strength, and outstanding weathering in practically all climates. The three standard applications for EPDM are fully adhered, mechanically attached, and loose-laid.
BUR: Built-Up Roof

A BUR roof consists of multiple plies of roof felts that are laminated together with bitumen. Built-up roof material can consist of bitumen-saturated felt, coated felt, polyester felt, or other fabrics. A surfacing layer is generally applied and can be composed of asphalt, aggregate (gravel or slag), emulsion, or a granule-surfaced cap sheet. Built-up roofing is one of the oldest and most reliable ways of installing a new roof. It was first known as “composition roofing” and started in the 1840s. BURs are generally installed with asphalt and have three basic components, (1) the waterproofing component, (2) the reinforcing component, and (3) the surfacing component, which is used to protect the other components from the elements.

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SBS Modified: Modified Bitumen

Modified Bitumen roof systems consist of one, two, or three ply systems. The surface is installed either by torch or hot asphalt, with a base sheet followed by interply sheets, and then a cap sheet. Modified membranes can also be installed in conjunction with built-up roof materials, such as multiple plies of fiberglass felt, to form a hybrid roof system. Modified roof systems exhibit proven performance on residential, commercial, and industrial applications. 
Metal Roofing

A standing seam metal roof can be fabricated on the jobsite in a few days and last for the life of the structure. A standing seam roof is constructed of many interlocking panels that run vertically from the roof's ridge (the top of the roof) to the eave. The interlocking seam where two panels join together is raised above the roof's flat surface, allowing water to run off without seeping between panels. Standing seam metal roofs come in many styles and colors to match your home or business. Apex can custom-fabricate metal to fit your roofing needs.
PVC: Polyvinyl Chloride

PVC stands for polyvinyl chloride, which is a thermoplastic membrane that was first installed in Europe in the 1960s and stateside in the 1970s. PVC roofing is highly flexible, weather resistant, and is an energy saver thanks to its reflectivity. All seams are heat welded for great reliability and a watertight seal. PVC is available in many different colors and can be installed fully adhered or mechanically attached.
We can also help you with the following roofing projects. Please give us a call for more information.

• Gravel Built-Up Roof Systems 
• Modified Built-Up Roof Systems • Asphalt Shingles • Slate and Tile Roofs • Green Roof Design and Installation • Solar Panel Installation
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