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What Are The Benefits of Single Ply Roofing Systems

What Are The Benefits of Single Ply Roofing Systems

When considering a new roof on your commercial building, many contractors will toss around material names and terms that are difficult to understand. This can lead to confusion when the building owner goes to choose a roofing system. Lone Star Roofing believes that an informed customer can make a better decision for their business. roof-austin-tpo

Single ply systems are one of the most popular roofing options. This roofing system is relatively easy to install, economical, and incredibly flexible so it’s a great option for all sorts of buildings, especially those with unusual roofs. The single ply membrane is a mixture of materials that is produced by the manufacturer in large sheets or rolls which are then adhered to the roof with fasteners. The edges of the sheets must be sealed but once the job is done, you’ll have a very effective roof.

One of the biggest advantages of a single ply system is its flexibility, but it has other features as well. If you need the roof to be fire retardant, chemicals can be added to the membrane during manufacturing to make it so. Other features are available as well.

Another reason single ply systems are popular is because they are cleaner. No more hot tar kettle as with the bitumen roofing system. Single ply roofing systems can even help you lower your cooling costs–a very important factor in the long, hot, Texas summers–by reflecting UV rays back out into the atmosphere. This helps you save money by using less electricity.

Single ply systems come in two major categories: Thermoplastics and Thermosets. Thermoplastics are compounds that can use heat for sealing or repairs without being chemically changed. Thermosets on the other hand must use adhesives for sealing as heat will change the chemical composition. EDPM is a thermoset. TPO and PVC are thermoplastics. When hypalon is installed it is a thermoplastic, and as the material ages it becomes a thermoset.

Lone Star Roofing knows that single ply roofing systems are a great option for many buildings, which is why we are experts in installing them. With its flexibility, ease of installation and ability to save you money, it’s a great choice. If you would like to know more, please click the link below to schedule your free consultation and we will call you right back, or call us at 512-920-3747.


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