Durable. Cost-effective. Sustainable.
When looking for a long-lasting roofing solution, a ballasted roof system (EDPM membrane weighted down with stone) can strike the perfect balance of durability, cost, and sustainability.
The ballast (river stone or pavers) shield the membrane from inclement weather and foreign objects to help extend the life of the roof while also keeping it in place. The ballast material substantially reduces the amount of fasteners and adhesives needed which significantly reduces installation costs. The relatively straightforward and fast installation process reduces labor costs making it a very economical choice especially for large, open rooftops. They are most popular for large-scale retail stores and warehouses.
Midwest weather demands that a roofing system tolerate rain, snow, ice as well as the sun. A ballasted roof system can handle all of these ever-changing elements. Ballasted roofs are the most specified type of roof for commercial new construction projects.
- Relatively Quick Installation Process
- Low Maintenance
- Midwest Weather-Tolerant
“There is a reason we install more ballasted roofs than any other type. They are the ‘perfect’ roof when balancing cost and durability.”
– Rick Laufenberg, Project Manager