My current roof has mechanical fasteners (and is stretched?). But
I'll need a new roof soon and I've looked at the WeatherBond website
and that stuff is glued down.
Temperature problems with a glued roof? Why use mechanical fasteners?
On Apr 23, 3:41 pm, email@example.com wrote:
You have a real oddball there, Mike. Typically flat roofs are done in
bitumen (torch-down), EPDM (rubber), or tar & gravel. Rubber roofs
typically have a service life of around 40 years, glued down, in all
sorts of weather. Temperatures should not be an issue, but uplift can
be, depending on the size of the roof.
I assumed it was to allow for expansion/contraction due to temperature
changes, which is why I was concerned about glueing down a new roof.
I suppose I could do a test: mark a few points and measure between
them at different temps.
Now another question...Can/should I use exterior plywood for the
underlayment instead of the [current] Iso-Board?
On Apr 23, 6:07 pm, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Look into a rubber roof it is melted in place, or if your flat roof is
in a high heating area like Zone 6 or less , consider FOAM roofing of
up to 7 inches, I am considering it. Many flat roof construction has
no insulation in my area, heat loss is maybe 40% up and out an
uninsulated roof for me thats $6000+ a year. Think about cutting your
Well, I'm fairly certain the current roof is rubber (black, stretchy,
kinda smells on a hot day, and marks up my bare hands). And what I'm
considering is WeatherBond (EPDM), which is also rubber. I'm not sure
I have much heating loss throug the roof, as the roof joists contain
I am considering the white EPDM, though, since that black just soaks
up the heat in summer.
On Apr 23, 7:25 pm, email@example.com wrote:
A "rubber" roof that is melted in place is likely a bitumen "torch-
down" roof, which typically only has a life of 20 years or so. EPDM
isn't generally glued directly to plywood. There is a "chipboard"
that is used as underlayment for it, as plywood could have splinters
big enough to cause issues with rubber.
The "iso" board is likely very high in R-value, usually R5 to R7.5 per
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