Terms of the Trade: What Is Membrane Roofing?

A roof covered in roofing membrane.

Membrane roofing is typically made out of synthetic rubber and placed on flat roof surfaces to protect against ultraviolet rays and weathering. A membrane roof is preferred to a gravel roof on flat surfaces because leaks are easier to detect. Although there are some DIY manuals for installing membrane roofing, it's advised to be installed by a professional. The installation of this style of roofing is very exact and time-consuming, and it's important to get right the first time.