Florida’s Expert in PVC & TPO Membrane Roofing
Membranes can be an excellent choice as a roofing material for low-slope or flat commercial roofs in South Florida and there are several very good products available. Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) and Thermoplastic Olefin (TPO) are considered two of the best and Rainbow Roofing is a specialist in their applications. Our skilled roofing technicians install TPO roofing in Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, Palm Beach, and the surrounding areas and we’re one of the top installers of PVC roofing in Florida.
Rainbow Roofing can handle your new construction needs for PVC and TPO membrane roofing in Florida and we’re also adept at membrane repairs and re-roofing older structures. Older buildings receiving PVC roofing in Florida often benefit from the additional strength the roofing product offers.
Hot Air Weldable Membrane Roof Technology
Because the advanced thermoplastic roofing systems we install are white in color they reflect the sun’s rays and help to reduce air-conditioning costs. Thermoplastic roofing systems employ hot air weldable membranes using a TPO compound of propylene and ethylene. These roofing systems provide the best of both EDPM rubber and PVC. Environmentally friendly hot air weldable membrane has defined the TPO membrane roofing industry and is the most widely installed type of TPO membrane roofing in the world. Learn more about hot-air-welded-seaming.
The Benefits of Thermoplastic Roof Membranes
Roofing membranes are similar in that they’re only as good as their installation – when put on your roof correctly, they can keep your building dry for many years. Most membrane installations involve seams that must be hot welded and if this is done incorrectly, the seam may eventually leak. Membranes are available in several thicknesses and Rainbow Roofing’s over 30 years experience as an installer of TPO and PVC roofing in Florida enables us to determine which is the best option for your application – the optimum thickness for a shopping mall roof with TPO roofing in Ft. Lauderdale might differ from that needed for a professional building in Miami.
Membranes can be installed in a fully adhered manner, mechanically adhered, or held down with ballast using fasteners around the perimeter and at penetrations. Our roofing technicians perform an inspection to ascertain which method is best for your building’s location – climate conditions when installing PVC and TPO roofing in Ft. Lauderdale and the south Florida area can often dictate which is the best installation method for your building.
EPDM (Rubber), KEE, PVC, TPO & More
Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM) – also referred to as rubber roofing – and Ketone Ethylene Ester (KEE) are two other options for your commercial low slope roof. Both are membranes available in several thicknesses. EPDM can be an economical option because it doesn’t have seams that require hot welding. However, the seaming process involved in PVC, KEE, and TPO installations often results in a more watertight seal. TPO membrane roofing on Florida buildings often has seams that are 3-4 times stronger than the adhesive seams of EPDM.
By installing a thermoplastic roofing system from Rainbow Roofing you are investing in an energy efficient roofing system at that can help pay for itself over time. As one of the leading contractors specializing in PVC, KEE, EPMD, and TPO membrane roofing in Florida, you’re assured of a professional installation when using Rainbow Roofing on your project. Call us today for an estimate.