Single-Ply Roofing

Single-Ply Roofing

Single-ply roof membranes refer to the wide range of products used to cover the rooftop of a structure in one layer. These single-ply systems can be divided into two basic groups – thermosets and thermoplastics. Thermoset membranes are made from synthetic rubber polymers like EPDM and Neoprene. Thermoplastics, like TPO and PVC, are plastic-based and are easily heat-formed to a roof’s particular design. Once they cool, they harden again in their new shape. This makes the seams of thermoplastic single-ply roofing extremely strong.

Both of these roofing membranes are excellent for large roof installations because they’re manufactured in large sizes minimizing the seams needed for a single roof. They also include, whether white or black in color, additives like carbon black or titanium dioxide to increase their UV resistance and reflective properties.

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Thermosets and thermoplastics also have the following in common:

  • Excellent protection from the elements – including acid rain.
  • Unmatched performance under dramatic weather changes.
  • Stands up to the majority of chemicals.
  • Available in a wide variety of grades for increased protection.
  • Lightweight, easy to install, and extremely cost-effective.