EPDM Rubber Single Ply-Membrane Roofing System

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Mule Hide EPDM Roofing Systems may be selected for many of the commercial and industrial roofing applications they are needed for. The choice of the system is left up to the specifier; however, there are certain guidelines that should be followed in order to assure that the system that is chosen is the appropriate one. Examples of different systems are listed:

·       Mule Hide Ballasted Systems are meant to be used where the slope of the deck will not exceed a 2:12 pitch. They may be installed up to a height of 60 ft. in FM Zones 1 or 2. The specifier must make sure that the deck is capable of withstanding the weight of this system or major damage could happen.

·       Mule Hide Fully Adhered Systems are not limited by any slope. They may be installed up to a height of 100 ft. in FM Zones 1 or 2. A minimum fastener pullout of 360 lbs. Is required by local building codes.

·       Mule Hide Mechanically Attached Systems are limited to any decks where the slope will not exceed 18:12 pitch. They may be installed up to a height of 60 ft. in FM Zones 1 or 2. A minimum fastener pullout of 360 lbs. is required for this system.

Mule Hide System Roofing  are not under a warranty if the structure is unable to support the completed roofing system and other anticipated loads identified by the owner’s engineer or architect and if the roofing systems surface will be used for something other than the normal commercial roofing conditions, such as plaza decks, waterproofing, or other non-roofing uses or activities.

To ensure that the minimum requirements are met for a Mule Hide warranty, Mule Hide Roofing Systems should not be installed without first consulting the Mule Hide’s Technical Department for any special considerations if any conditions exist such as for Mechanically attached and Ballasted Systems, the building height exceeds 60 ft., for an Adhered System, the building height cannot exceed 100 ft., if the building is located within 1500 ft. of a coastline or a large body of water, if the roof is within an area classified as a Zone 3 by FM Loss Prevention Sheet 1-28, if the roof will be subject to a discharge of chemicals or any industrial contaminants.

Other minimum requirements are that the roof has to large openings in the wall which could cause any pressure to occur if they were left open to strong wind, such as aircraft hanger warehouses, loading terminals and large maintenance facilities, buildings should be refrigerated, a freezer or have a high interior humidity such as a swimming pool or produce storage areas.

The Roofing System must also have specific code approvals and/or meet and specific regulations. These might be UL or FM approvals and state and local building codes.

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Source by Joseph Vann Hamby Sr.