Rubber Roof Installation and Repair, Worcester, MA
Rubber roofs have many advantages. These advantages become clear in climates such as those found in Worcester and elsewhere in central Massachusetts. Rubber roofing resists high wind and hail as well as extreme hot and cold temperatures, making it an excellent long-term investment. In fact, a correctly installed rubber roof can last up to 50 years. In contrast, shingle roofs typically last for 15 to 20 years.
Worcester Rubber Roof Specialists. 508-414-8305.
Property owners seeking a long-lasting roof should consult a local contractor with experience installing and repairing rubber roofing. At Seven Hills Roofing in Worcester, our roofing pros have more than 30 years of experience working with all types of roofing in central Massachusetts, including rubber roofing. We are highly rated by our customers, with many five-star reviews on Home Advisor. If you are thinking about installing a rubber roof, or if you think an existing roof needs repairs, call us. Customers trust our free roofing evaluations and estimates.
Types of Flat Roofing Material
Rubber roofing, typically a single-ply membrane, is often used on flat and low-sloping light commercial and residential roofs. If the structure is relatively small, a skilled installer may be able to do the job without seams, increasing the durability of the roof. Failed seams are a common cause of rubber roof problems. Avoiding them is a good way of extending the life of the roof.
Although avoiding seams is desirable, it is not always possible. At Seven Hills Roofing, we not only install new rubber roofs, but we also repair problems such as failed seams on existing rubber roofs. In addition, our team of roofing pros can handle flat roof repairs involving:
- Built-up roofing that used roofing felt (tar paper) and roofing tar. This is usually the least expensive approach to roofing a flat or slightly sloped roof. However, the multiple layers of tar and roofing felt typically used to repair this type of roof can become too heavy. Removing the material prior to the installation of a new roof can be messy and expensive. Moreover, it can be hot unless an additional reflective layer is installed on top of the roofing felt.
- EPDM roofing (the acronym for what is commonly called a rubber roof). The primary disadvantage of this type of roofing material is the need to put a reflective layer on top of the rubber to reduce heat in the building below. In general, however, this type of roof has proven to be durable and cost-effective.
- PVC roofing is a very durable material typically used on large commercial installations. It is more costly than EPDM, but it is also more durable.Sheets on a PVC roof are joined with a heat gun designed especially for this type of use. The result is an impermeable join that lasts a long time. Another advantage of PVC roofing is its cooling capacity; the top layer of the material is white, which eliminates the need to install a reflective barrier.
- TPO roofing (thermo-plastic olephine) is like a fabric. It comes in a variety of widths, making it versatile and suitable for many flat-roof installations. Like other installations that use rolled roofing, TPO must be installed over clean decking. Although it is usually less expensive than EPDM and PVC roofing, TPO is a relatively new roofing material, so it is difficult to estimate the life span of a flat roof finished with TPO.
Our roofing pros handle installation and repair for these types of roofs and any other flat roof installation. At Seven Hills Roofing, we help residential and commercial property owners in central Massachusetts find the right material for their flat roof projects. We use our 30 years of experience to determine the best flat roofing solution for your needs. And when an existing roof needs repair, we have the knowledge and training to do the job right and increase the longevity of your flat roof.
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For issues related to the installation or repair of any type of flat roof, call Seven Hills Roofing at 508-414-8305 to schedule a free consultation and estimate. You may also contact our Worcester roofing pros by email. We offer trusted, cost-effective solutions for any type of flat roofing install or repair project.