23/03/2017 0 Comments
Elastomeric Membrane for Flat Roofs: Advantages that Make All the Difference
One of the most popular roofing products for flat roof owners is the elastomeric membrane, which has stood out for more than 40 years. At Couvreurs DM, specialists in flat roof replacements in Montreal and Laval (residential, commercial, industrial roofs), we believe that the advantages of the elastomeric membrane are worth considering when you have to replace your roof. Read this blog article to discover all the benefits of this unique… and durable membrane!
The Characteristics of the Elastomeric Membrane: Because Two Layers Are Better than One!
The elastomeric membrane is also known as the bilayer membrane. As you can guess, this flat roof covering is composed of 2 superimposed layers, a base membrane and a finishing membrane, which are fused together with a torch. Do you want a durable flat roof that requires very little maintenance? The elastomeric membrane is ideal for you! An annual inspection and some minimal interventions, if necessary, are enough for an extended lifespan of 30 years, or even longer. And that's not all! The elastomeric membrane offers several other advantages, including:
- Increased resistance to varying weather conditions and UV rays
- Superior impermeability
- Can be installed on top of an asphalt roof
- Installation or replacement at any point of time, regardless of the weather (summer or fall)
- Excellent value for your money
To Combat Urban Heat Islands, Choose White Elastomeric Membranes
When replacing or installing a flat roof, many boroughs in Montreal require a roofing membrane that reduces the effects of heat islands. Thus, white roofs (covered with a white elastomeric membrane), which have the property of reflecting the sun's rays instead of absorbing them, are the perfect solution. At Couvreurs DM, the white elastomeric membrane that we install fully complies with municipal by-laws.
As a bonus, choosing this efficient, economical and environmentally friendly solution makes you eligible for the RénoVert tax credit program, a Revenu Québec initiative that rewards homeowners making eco-friendly renovations. Learn more!
The Key to a Durable Flat Roof: Installation of the Elastomeric Membrane by Experts
Those familiar with roofing repairs can confirm this: for a flat roof to last a long time, the deck must be stable and the attic well ventilated. Before installing an elastomeric membrane, specialists always start with a thorough inspection of the roof - corrections are made as needed.
At Couvreurs DM, our qualified team has the necessary experience to install an elastomeric membrane that will provide you with maximum protection for many years to come. To protect your investment, call us!