Over the last 30 years, single ply roofing has gained in popularity due to its reasonable price, flexibility, and ease of installation. Many commercial building owners prefer this roofing material for all these reasons and also because it is cleaner. Chase Commercial Roofing is the number one choice for single-ply roofing installation and repair in the Suffolk, VA, area and surrounding communities. Call us today to learn your options and see for yourself what sets us apart – (757) 276-1110.
Single Ply Roofing
Single ply roofing can be categorized into two main groups – thermosets and thermoplastics.
Thermosets membranes require adhesive such as tape or contact cement. These membranes are made of rubber polymers. The most commonly used polymer is EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer). These membranes have a long-term ability to resist harsh weather conditions. They are also very effective at of bearing environmental stressors like ultraviolet rays, fluctuating temperatures, and ozone.
Thermoset membranes are effective energy savers. They are also very receptive to cool roof coatings. When a silicone or acrylic coating is applied to a thermoset membrane, the roof’s resistance to UV rays can improve dramatically.
According to the Single Ply Roofing Institute, “Most thermoplastic membranes are made to include the strengthening layer, usually made up of polyester or maybe fiberglass. This provides improved strength and stability. As thermoplastic single ply roofs are characteristically light in color, they may provide brilliant reflectivity, helping in potential energy savings.”
Thermoplastic roofs are welded together via hot air welding. When thermoplastic membranes cool down, they may return to their original form. PVC and TPO are two of the most commonly used thermoplastic single ply membranes.
Why Should You Choose Single Ply Roofing?
Single ply roofing systems provide some of the greatest strength, flexibility, and durability for your commercial building. They have numerous other benefits:
- Best for weight and load-bearing considerations
- Durable and resistant to climate conditions, tears, and punctures
- Incredibly lightweight
- Short installation time
- Available in a range of colors
If you have questions about single ply roofing in Suffolk, VA, call Chase Commercial Roofing at (757) 276-1110.