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Single Ply Roofing Contractors in Austin.

Single ply roofing companies in Austin are taking up more and more of the total commercial roofing market each year. Most lay people don’t differentiate that there are in fact several different types of single ply roofing systems and that each one exhibits distinct properties, advantages and disadvantages.

Single ply roofing systems represent the latest generation of roofing technology. Originally introduced in the 1950’s, synthetic rubber roofs eventually evolved into E.P.D.M. systems by the 1970’s. PVC roofing hit the scene sometime in the 60’s when chemists added plasticizers to otherwise rigid PVC such as that found in common plumbing pipes.

The most recent evolution is the increasingly popular TPO (Thermoplastic PolyOlefin) which became widespread after its invention by Dow Chemical in the early 90’s. TPO membranes currently dominate the Austin single ply market.

Single ply roofing contractors must use specialized equipment and a fair share of artistry when welding the seams together on a TPO or PVC roof. Get them too hot and the seams fail, not hot enough and you don’t get a good seal. Getting it right can’t be taught from a book, it has to be learned though years of experience. More than that, some installers never perfect the right “touch”. At Lone Star Roofing, we only allow the best people to handle our single ply applications. That’s why we are consistently ranked among the top single ply roofing contractors in Austin.

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