Commerical & Industrial Roofing

Single-Ply Membrane

Benefits to Single-Ply Membranes

Is a Single-Ply Membrane Right for Your Roof?

These membranes are highly versatile.  Depending on your building's environment, single-ply membrane roofing systems can offer a large cost savings.

 

Benefits

The cost savings of Single-ply membrane systems is undeniable.  In the right circumstances, this roofing system is quickly installed, lasts 20+ years, and requires little maintenance.  Single-ply membranes have a high solar reflectivity, increasing your energy efficiency. 

Installation

Single-ply membranes can be installed with mechanical fasteners or bonding adhesive. Bonding adhesives can come in Low-VOC, and can be a better option for businesses as they do not create noise pollution, unlike mechanical fasteners, which penetrate through the metal deck.  The membranes' seams are heat-welded together.

What are single-ply membranes?

Single-ply membranes are one sheet of chemically bonded material.  TPO, PVC, EPDM, are all types of single-ply membranes.  TPO is a chemically bonded material with decent elongation properties, but does not fare well in chemical environments.  PVC membranes provide high chemical resistance while maintaining elongation properties.  EPDM is a synthetic rubber membrane, which does not pollute rainwater.  EPDM is excellent in northern climates because it comes in black, and can help retain heat.