Flat Roofing Systems

 

Old World Craftsmanship ...

Combined with State of the Art Materials and Technology

With over 45 years in the business, Biscayne has established itself as the leader in the Florida roofing industry. Our experienced, professional crews along with state of the art equipment and a modern fleet of service vehicles assure our customers of a high quality, professional experience. Our crews have literally hundreds of years of combined experience right here at Biscayne. This consistency is one of the reasons you can count on us to complete your project to the highest standards. With our extended warranty program, all of our customers are assured years of leak free, hassle free service.

Built-up roof systems

Hialeah High SchoolA built-up roof (BUR) membrane is a continuous, semi-flexible roof membrane system consisting of multiple layers of felts, fabrics, or mats assembled in place with alternate layers of bitumen (asphalt). Surfacing consists of a mineral aggregate surfacing (gravel), bitumous emulsion and top coating, or a granule-surfaced cap sheet. In some instances, a built-up membrane system is used as the base plies beneath a modified bitumen membrane system. Built up roofs systems have stood the test of time and are still a very popular choice among roofing specifiers and professionals.

Systems Installed: Insulated and non-insulated, hot mopped and cold adhesive applied systems, modified asphalt systems, gravel, mineral surface and smooth surface roofs, related sheet metal and accessories.
Manufacturer Affiliates: JOHNS MANVILLE, CERTAINTEED, W. P. HICKMAN, GAF, TAMKO
Warranties: Manufacturer material and labor warranties up to 20 Years

South Broward High SchoolPolymer-modified bitumen's, also known as asphalt, were developed in Europe in the mid 1960s and have been used in North America since about 1975. Polymer-modified roof membranes are composed of reinforcing materials such as, polyester, glass-fiber or both. These materials serve as the carriers for the hot-polymer-modified bitumen (asphalt) as it is manufactured into a roll material.

There are two types of polymer-modified asphalts: Atactic Polypropylene Polymer (APP) and Styrene Butadiene Styrene Polymer (SBS). Generally, APP polymers give the material a "plasticized" nature and SBS polymers give the material a "rubberized" nature. Roofing with polymer-modified bituminous materials is largely similar to built-up roofing in that the roll materials are used in redundant manners to effectively build up a durable, multi-ply roof membrane.

Systems Installed: Insulated and non-insulated, APP and SBS modified bitumen systems, hot mopped, cold adhesive, self adhering, mechanical and torch applied systems, mineral surface and smooth surface roofs, related sheet metal and accessories.
Manufacturer Affiliates: SOPREMA, JOHNS MANVILLE, CERTAINTEED, GARLAND,TAMKO
Warranties: Manufacturer material and labor warranties up to 20 Years

 

Single Ply Roof Systems

Single ply membranes are flexible sheet materials that are used in one-ply or one-layer configurations as low-slope roof membranes. There exist two types of membranes: Thermoset roof membranes (EPDM, CSPE, PIB) and Thermoplastic roof membranes (PVC, TPO, KEE). In laymen's terms, this means the Thermoset roof membrane is cured and the Thermoplastic roof membrane's physical characteristics allow it to repeatedly soften when heated and harden when cooled. Thermoset roof membranes are seamed or bonded to like materials with adhesives and tapes, while the thermoplastic roof membranes are typically seamed by heat-welding. Single ply membranes are very popular commercial roof systems due to their cost effective nature and the fact most are considered cool roof systems.

Systems Installed: Insulated and non-insulated, fully adhered, ballasted and mechanically
fastened EPDM, TPO and PVC single ply roof systems, cool roof systems and coatings,
related sheet metal and accessories.
Manufacturer Affiliates: JOHNS MANVILLE, CARLISLE, SARNAFIL, FIRESTONE, GAF
Warranties: Manufacturer material and labor warranties up to 20 Years

 

Green Roof Systems

Hidden BayThe NRCA Roofing and Waterproofing Manual describes a GREEN roof as an area of planting or landscaping installed on a waterproof substrate at any building level, including the roof level, that is separated from the ground underneath it by a man made structure. However the discussion about GREEN roof systems brings about different reactions from different people. To some GREEN means roofs with plant (vegetation) systems incorporated into them. To others GREEN means contributing to our environment and the conservation of energy Biscayne, we believe that GREEN is a way of thinking; Biscayne is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council and all of our employees our committed to the environment we live in.

Systems Installed: Insulated and non-insulated systems, fluid applied membrane, sheet membrane and hot rubber garden roofing systems surfaced with live plants and vegetation, protected membrane systems, cool roof systems, cool deck coatings, Energy star compliant systems, LEED certified systems..
Manufacturer Affiliates: TREMCO, CARLISLE, SOPREMA, SARNAFIL, HYDROTECH
Warranties: Manufacturer material and labor warranties up to 20 Years, some including overburden removal and replacement