A&M Sheet Metal & Roofing has many years of experience working with a variety of metal roofing materials and installations. Whether you require standing seam metal, copper, sheet metal, architectural metal, or any other type of custom metal work, our team of highly trained worker can help you to achieve your goals. A metal roof is a substantial investment, designed to stand up to the elements while providing sustainable solutions for properties that are concerned with the local environment.
It is important to choose a roofing solution in New England that is designed to stand up to the elements, including snow, ice, rain, wind, and sun. There are many benefits associated with choosing metal roofing for residential, commercial, and industrial projects. When it comes time to invest in a new roof for your property, make sure to consider metal roofing. A&M Sheet Metal & Roofing can provide you with all of the information you will need to make an informed decision for long-lasting, great-looking results.
EPDM Rubber Roofing
(Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer)
One of the most popular choices for commercial and industrial properties today is EPDM or rubber roofing materials. It is excellent for all types of roofs and is even a great opportunity for damp-proofing a structure. Durable and flexible, EPDM rubber roofing is UV-stable, ozone-stable, and is designed to move with your building for longer-lasting strength. Unlike buildings that have traditional static installations, EPDM rubber roofing is extremely flexible and perfect for just about any kind of application.
Ideal for extreme climates, EPDM rubber roofing is great in both hot and cold weather. In fact, it has been successfully installed and tested in both Florida and Alaska, with excellent results! Structures in the New England area have many challenges, due to the range of temperature and weather changes within the region. With EPDM rubber roofing, the weather is never a problem. In addition, the ongoing maintenance costs for this material are very low, requiring minimal repairs or attention throughout its lifetime. Get a FREE estimate from A&M Sheet Metal & Roofing for EPDM rubber roofing installations.
As you consider different materials for your roofing project, you may see listings for “single-ply” roofing or TPO roofing systems. TPO or thermoplastic olefin roofing is designed to provide property owners with all of the long-lasting durability of rubber roofing solutions, with all of the proven performance available with hot-air weldable seams. Highly resistant to tears, punctures, and even impacts, TPO roofing has great flexibility to allow for changes in the structure over time.
TPO roofing materials are resistant to ozone, algae, and are very safe and easy to install. Compared to EPDM roofing solutions, the seam strength of TPO roofing has been determined to be three to four times the adhesive and tape seams found on EPDM rubber roofing. TPO roofing has been extensively tested and has been deemed friendly to the environment and highly resistant to damage, including impact, puncture, and tear. Thickness, width, and color choices are available, depending on the manufacturer.
Clients who want a unique look and layer of protection for their buildings will often choose slate roofing materials. In basic terms and description, slate is a type of rock that is fine-grained and composed of sedimentary materials, which include volcanic ash or rock. It is created over time by the compression of these layers. As a result, it is an excellent choice for roofing slates or natural tiles. The makeup of slate is what allows it to be easily split into thin sheets, making it perfect for building material.
The slate can be broken and split in two ways, according to the natural cleavage of the material or due to the grain of the volcanic ash and clay. The strength of slate comes from the mineral makeup, which can include a large amount of quartz and mica, as well as other local deposits, including chlorite, biotite, and in some cases magnetite, zircon, tourmaline, kaolin, graphite, and apatite. Slate materials can come from all over the world and locally, in the northeastern states of New York and Vermont.
Contact A&M Sheet Metal & Roofing direct by calling 401-265-2137 to speak with one of our roofing material experts. We can set up an appointment for a FREE estimate or go over all of the options for residential, commercial, and industrial roofing systems in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New Hampshire.