RUBBER ROOFING IS STRONG, DURABLE & ENERGY-EFFICIENT
Rubber roofing is much stronger and less likely to crack during extreme weather conditions than asphalt roofing. This is especially beneficial for flat or low-pitch roofs that traditional shingles have trouble effectively protecting due to the lack of gravitational pull. We install trusted brands like Mule-Hide®, one of the most trusted names in low-slope roofing since 1985.
THE BENEFITS OF RUBBER ROOFING
White surfaces have been shown to reflect up to 78% of the sun’s rays to reduce air-conditioning costs. The superb reflectivity of white TPO even reduces the heat build-up under the membrane.
The Best Lifecycle
At Legacy, we offer three different types of rubber roofing materials: TPO, EDPM and PVC (all of which are defined below). These materials provide excellent resistance to fire, UV, airborne bacteria, and industrial pollutants such as air-conditioning coolants — and contain no chlorine, a plus for the environment.
Lower Labor Costs
Available in widths of 8′, 10′, and 12′ for less seams and less labor compared to standard PVC sheets.
Thicker Top Ply
More product on top of the scrim where you need it most, one of the thickest top plies in the industry.
Keeps moisture out, yet lightweight, making it ideal for new construction and retrofit installations without adding excessive weight to the roof deck. TPO can handle the desert sun, sand, arctic freezes, and torrential downpours. Stands up to rooftop traffic, tools, and equipment.
The membrane remains flexible in hot and cold temperatures so it will not split or crack.
TPO, EDPM and PVC membranes remain repairable year-after-year, allowing for ease of future cutouts, alterations and tie-ins. And, they can be cleaned to retain a like-new appearance.
MORE ABOUT THE RUBBER ROOFING OPTIONS WE OFFER
Thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) is a newer roofing material that is a single-ply roofing membrane made with three layers: a TPO polymer base, a polyester-reinforced scrim and a TPO compounded top ply — making it four times stronger than an EPDM roof.
Its reflective properties help make TPO incredibly energy efficient and cost-effective. And, it’s the most eco-friendly, single-ply roof available. Other benefits include water-resistant seams, flexible material that can withstand movement and house setting. TPO roofing is available in different colors including white, black, and grey.
Ethylene propylene diene terpolymer (EPDM) roofing is an extremely durable synthetic rubber roofing option. Typically, EDPM roofing has a lower cost than a TPO or PVC roof. That said, it is a resilient and flexible roofing option that offers plenty of energy-efficiency. It’s also eco-friendly.
Like other rubber roofing solutions, EPDM roofing can lower your cooling costs by reflecting heat and “breathing” to allow heat and vapor to exit the building. It also insulates your home during the Wisconsin winter months, keeping the warmth in your home.
Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is made with chlorine salts and plasticizers, which is what makes this roofing option so flexible. PVC roofs are known for their great strength, longevity, and ability to resist moisture (thanks to welded seams that form a water-tight bond).
Energy-efficient with heating and cooling, PVC reflects the sun just like EDPM and TPO roofing. It’s also incredibly durable, resistant to chemicals and fire. PVC roofing is also eco-friendly — it’s actually recyclable.