Illinois Roofmasters has over 15 years of experience replacing, maintaining, and repairing commercial roofs in Chicago. We start each commercial or industrial project with a FREE inspection, followed by a competitive quote.
Our professionals use premium materials and innovative roofing techniques to make your new or repaired roof last for years to come. Our expertise with sloped and flat-roofed buildings has earned us the title as one of the most trusted industrial and commercial roofing companies in Chicago.
Below are a few of the most common commercial and industrial roofing membranes we work with:
Developed in Europe in the early 1960’s, polymer-modified bitumen or modified bitumen (MB) sheet membranes have been used in the U.S. since the mid 1970’s. These roofing membranes are made from reinforcing fabrics that serve as carriers for the hot polymer-modified bitumen. MB membranes feature multiple layers (much like BUR membranes) and are installed as a 2-ply system. They are almost always fully adhered.
There are 2 types of modified bitumen roofing membranes:
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The absence of chemical crosslinking sets thermoplastic materials such as TPO apart from thermoset materials. Thermoplastic roofing membranes can be repeatedly softened by heating or hardened by cooling without incurring damage. Because of their chemical nature, TPO membranes are often installed via heat welding with hot air or solvent welding.
TPO membranes are made by calendaring with a variety of techniques including lamination, extrusion with lamination, or extrusion-coating. Fabricated with a blend of polypropylene and ethylene propylene polymers, TPO membranes are typically reinforced with polyester for additional strength and durability. For customization purposes and to ensure longevity, these membranes contain colorant, flame retardants, UV absorbers, and other proprietary substances.
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These thermoset roofing membranes feature chemically cross-linked or vulcanized principal polymers. “Cured” vulcanized membranes can only bond to similar materials using adhesives. EPDM is the most common thermoset roofing membrane.
EPDM is primarily made up of 2 compounds, ethylene and propylene, which are derived from oil and natural gas. EPDM membranes can be installed fully adhered, mechanically attached, or ballasted. Most do not receive surfacing.
Illinois Roofmasters are fully licensed and insured across the entire state of Illinois. Our professional roofers have the expertise required to carry out roof repairs and replacements on all commercial and industrial structures. We offer the following services to businesses across Chicagoland:
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