Single-ply roofing membranes are a highly popular roofing solution for flat roofs and low slope roofs. They consist of flexible sheets of compound synthetic material that is installed over a roof’s deck and insulation to help protect it from harsh weather and UV rays. The “single” in single-ply roofing comes from the fact that only a single layer needs to be installed.
Single-ply roofing is great for both new construction and re-roofing projects. J.R. Swigart specializes in single-ply roofing. We partner with leading manufacturers of commercial roofing materials including GAF and FiberTite.
Types of Single-Ply Roofing
There are three common types of single-ply roofing membranes used for commercial installation and they’re categorized under two types:
- Thermosets (derived from rubber polymers): EPDM
- Thermoplastics: PVC and TPO
While we at J.R. Swigart offer PVC and TPO, we have the knowledge and experience to repair other types of commercial roofing systems, just contact us.
What Are the Benefits of Single-Ply Roofing?
- Only 1 layer needs to be applied
- Easy to install
- Different thicknesses to choose from (categorized by mil)
- Resistant to UV radiation
- Resistant to chemicals and grease
- Provides energy efficiency
- Puncture-resistant depending on the thickness
- Requires little maintenance
How Long Does Single-Ply Roofing Last?
A properly installed single-ply roofing membrane can last upwards of about 20 years or even more with very little maintenance.
Experts in Single-Ply Membrane Roofing Installation
The lifespan of your single-ply roofing system depends on several factors including your climate, weather patterns, and maintenance, but it all starts with professional installation. TPO and PVC are considered gold standards in the single-ply roofing market. They provide many advantages including durability, flexibility, and longevity. They’re resistant to chemicals, high winds, moisture, and fire, making them an excellent choice for your low slope or flat roof solution.
If you’re interested in a single-ply roofing system for your commercial building, contact J.R. Swigart. We specialize in single-ply roofing! Our warranties, expertise and outstanding service goes unmatched!