Single-ply roofing refers to a class of commercial roofing membranes. They are flexible sheets of compounded synthetic materials manufactured to strict quality control requirements. Universal Coatings is experienced installing single-ply roofing membranes from the East to the West Coast.


These roofing systems have grown in popularity over the past 30 years due to their flexibility to fit unconventional roof designs, their ease of installation, and their competitive price. In addition, they provide a significant reduction in energy use.

Based on plastic polymers, the most common single-ply membranes are PVC (polyvinyl chloride) and TPO (thermoplastic polyolefin). They are flexible due to the inclusion of plasticizers.

Other options for a single-ply system include fire barriers (which help reduce flame spread) and insulation board (to add R-value).

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There are three main fastening methods to choose from,
depending on your specific facility:

 
  1. Mechanically Fastened
     

  2. Fully Adhered
     

  3. Ballasted

Each particular roofing situation determines which of these singly-ply roofing systems is best for your building. Our experts have extensive experience and technical knowledge and will assess your roofing needs, taking into consideration the building’s height, wind exposure, estimated roof traffic, aesthetics, and your budget.

 

 

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