Single Ply Roofing can simply be described as flexible sheets of compounded plastic derived materials, that are used as protective coverings for flat & low-sloped buildings. This roofing style has been around for several decades, and it has successfully displaced older materials like tar paper as the preferred roofing material used by commercial roofing contractors.
Most commercial roofing contractors prefer using Single Ply Roofing systems for their projects because it provides them with a rich selection of materials to choose from. Furthermore, they are also designed to be installed in one layer, and they exhibit great flexibility while offering resistance to UV (ultraviolet) radiation, rare characteristics when compared with other products.
Types Of Single Ply Roofing Systems
Single-ply roofing systems can be grouped into three main categories: they are:
- TPO (Thermoplastic Polyolefin)
- PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride)
- EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer)
EPDM(Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer) roofing has been the preferred choice for single-ply roofing over the years, while PVC(Polyvinyl Chloride) membrane roofs are time tested, and still remain a popular single-ply roofing system for decades. TPO(Thermoplastic Polyolefin) is widely regarded as the number one single-ply roofing system due to its ease of installation and flexibility.
Single Ply roofing systems are not just known for their flexibility and ease of installation alone; they also have unique characteristics and benefits which has endeared them to most commercial roofing contractors. Let’s check out some them below:
Single Ply membranes are a cost-effective solution to get a durable commercial roof. However, the cost of a single-ply roof will depend on several factors such as installation or attachment method, type of membrane or the amount of flashing. Also, the state of your roof, whether it’s a tear-off or re-cover will also determine the cost.
If you have major concerns over chemicals and fumes, a single-ply roofing system can be a good investment. Although, chemicals should never give you reasons to worry over a roof due to strict regulations, but you might be concerned about issues like grease spills from oils and other related sources. TPO is an ideal choice for a roof that might be exposed to chemicals and oil spills. In situations like this, an alternate(protective) layer can be applied round chemical sources.
Single-ply membranes are an excellent choice for weatherproofing against wind, hail, sunlight, rain or snow. Among the different types of Single Ply Roofing types, TPO offers the best weatherproofing protection. It’s a well-known fact that a TPO roof can withstand heavy winds and rainfall, and it’s UV (ultraviolet) rays resistance properties is second to none.
When in need of a single-ply roofing system installation for your commercial building, nobody does it better than Maze Construction. Our expertise with installing and fixing single-ply roofing systems makes us the preferred choice, and with us handling your project, you can be sure of getting value for money. Quality is our watchword, and we ensure customer satisfaction at all cost.