The option to use ballast allows Erie commercial property owners to benefit from faster roof installation times, as well as better long-term roof durability.
Ballasted roofing is used on TPO or EPDM roofing projects that have no adhesive or mechanical anchor to a commercial roof surface, instead weighing down membranes using gravel.
In most cases, pairing TPO or EPDM with ballast will result in lower material and installation costs. However, lower costs shouldn’t mean that commercial property owners have to compromise when it comes to durability and quality.
Before we begin any new ballast EPDM roof installations, our team performs a thorough roof inspection to ensure that the roof has the load-bearing capacity to support the amount of gravel necessary to retain EPDM membranes in place.
At Erie SPF Roof Coatings and Insulation, we are experts in ballast roof installations for commercial property roofs that are either flat or low sloping.
Our roofers at Erie SPF Roof Coatings and Insulation in Pennsylvania, also have a wide variety of ballast options available:
By forfeiting the use of adhesives to secure membranes in place, roof membranes can more easily expand or contract in accordance with seasonal temperature changes.
Using ballast to secure roof membranes adds extra ultraviolet light (UV) protection to roof surfaces.
Ballast in the form of gravel helps protect weatherproof roof membranes from hail and heavy impacts.