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When applying roof material you can use roof cleaners, that are available in spray bottles.

These cleaning solutions are good for cleaning oxidation, grime, oil, greese, adhesive residue, tar, and other residue on the surface of the material.

These spray cleaners work well on many commercial roofing membranes

  • EPDM roofing membranes
    TPO roofing membranes
    Metal Roofing
  • Steel Roofing

Weathered Membrane Cleaner - can be used for TPO and EPDM membranes. The cleaner is good for removing construction dirt, grime, and most other particles that lay on the surface of the roof membrane. This product can clean TPO, before or after the welding process.

-Easy product to use
-Cotton rag needed to apply
-Highly flameable

EPDM can be installed using the following methods:

Loose laid EPDM

This method is widely used in the commercial roofing industry, because it can be done so quickly. It involves using large sheets of EPDM.

EPDM Mechanically Attached

There are several types of mechanically attached EPDM systems available on the market. These EPDM sheets are usually small, and can be attached to decks with fasteners. These fastners are used to penetrate though the membrane.

Fully Adhered

Fully adhered systems means placing adhesive bonding on the back of the EPDM sheet and on the roof substratw before laying it down.

The EPDM (ethylene propylene diene terpolymer) single-ply rubber roofing membrane has been the most popular choice of the commercial roofing industry for over 40 years. One of the reason is because EPDM is relatively inexpensive. EPDM is a rubber material whose principal components consist of the compounds ethylene and propylene. The low-cost types of EPDM used on many commercial roofs offer many pitfalls for inexperienced installers. These EPDM roofing sheets shrink significantly as they age, creating stress at walls and edges that will tear the sheets and shorten their lives. EPDM also is a very inefficient roofing system, and in todays economy many business owners are looking to reduce costs.

Many business owners only want to install EPDM, but many commercial roofing professionals believe that TPO membranes are the superior roofing system. Replacement of EPDM to TPO is becoming a popular trend in the commercial roofing industry.