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SINGLE-PLY ROOFING

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Single-ply membranes are generally categorized as either thermoplastic or thermoset. Thermoplastic materials can be repeatedly softened when heated and hardened when cooled. Thermoset materials solidify, or “set,” irreversibly after heating. Single ply membranes commonly are referred to by their chemical acronyms, such as ethylene propylene diene terpolymer (EPDM).

Single-ply membranes may contain reinforcement layers. Common reinforcements for single ply membranes include polyester fabrics or scrims, glass fiber, or a felt or fleece backing. A finished sheet’s thickness typically is referred to as mil thickness; 1 mil equals 0.001 inch. Common mil thicknesses for these sheet membranes range from 30 mils to 60 mils. Single-ply membranes can be installed fully adhered, mechanically attached or held down with ballast. Most single-ply roof systems do not receive surfacing.

In many instances, a combination of attachment methods are used to secure a roof system. For instance, an insulation may be mechanically attached to the substrate with the roof membrane fully adhered to the insulation.

What is single-ply roofing?

Single-Ply Roofing membranes are systems that that are applied in one layer. Single-Ply membranes come in five basic types: (1) Ballasted, (2) Fully-Adhered,(3) Mechanically-Fastened, (4) Partially-Adhered, and (5) Self-Adhered. Seams of Single-Ply Membranes can be heat welded, solvent welded, and adhered using seam tape or other adhesives.

TPO Roofing

Thermoplastic Polyolefin

This type of system provides long-term durability and the security of heat-welded TPO’s advantages includes:

PVC Roofing

Poly Vinyl Carbonate

These systems are among the easiest single-ply roofing membranes to install and heat-weld together.

EPDM Roofing

Ethlyene Propylene Diene Terpolymer

This system is a black single-ply membrane, often referred to as “rubber roofing.”