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What is Single Ply Roofing

What is Single Ply Roofing

No matter how much maintenance you do on your roof, at some point it will have to be replaced. Wind, rain, hail, and snow can cause your roofing material to deteriorate and leak. When replacing your commercial roof, there are many things to consider including: durability, strength, quality and price. Because the needs for each building will be unique, a qualified commercial roofing specialist needs to be consulted.  Screen_Shot_2014-03-18_at_3.44.14_PM

One of the most recognized roofing replacement material in the Texas area is single ply roofing. Single ply roofing is flexible sheets of various materials that are laid on the roof then attached with various methods.

Single ply roofing comes in three categories:

  • Thermosets
  • Thermoplastics
  • Modified bitumens

Thermoset membranes are made from rubber compounds. The most common is EPDM though neoprene or hypalon are also used. These materials are proven to withstand sunlight and most common chemicals.

Thermoplastics are membranes based on plastic polymers such as PVC. It is made more flexible by adding ingredients and a reinforcement layer such as fiberglass or polyester.

Modified bitumen membranes are hybrid materials that incorporate single ply with traditional techniques used in built up roofing. These membranes combine layers of asphalt, rubber or plastic and reinforcements.

Single ply roofing is rolled out from materials from the factory. The seams are either heat or chemically sealed and the edges are attached by various methods to the roof. This produces a watertight, strong, layer to protect your business.

If you are considering single ply roofing, you will need to speak with a professional commercial roofing contractor, such as Lone Star Roofing, who can assist you in determining the needs of your building. Even though most buildings can use single ply, wind and slope limitations may limit your choices.

Lone Star Roofing is the ranked one of the top singly ply roofing contractors in the Dallas area. Our installers have been trained to properly install various roofing systems to fit the needs of our customers. For all of your roofing needs, please click below to schedule your free consultation and we will call you right back or call us at 512-920-3747.


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