Single-ply roofing has grown in popularity as a material of choice for commercial and industrial facility roofs. One reason for this is its proven long-term performance, but another major advantage is its ease of installation. Single-ply systems are versatile and flexible, however different types of single-ply are suited to different applications.
Chase Roofing is an expert in installing and repairing single-ply roofing systems in and around Williamsburg, Virginia. Call us at (757) 276-1110 today to talk to one of our knowledgeable team members, or read on to learn more about your single-ply roofing options.
Full-Service Single-Ply Roofing Options
PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride)
In PVC single-ply, two plies of PVC material sandwich a layer of reinforcing polyester in the middle. PVC membranes are heat-welded at the seams, creating a seamless, monolithic roof that is watertight and extremely durable. PVC is resistant to most chemicals and fairly low maintenance
TPO (Thermoplastic Polyolefin)
TPO is a rubber-based, flexible, fabric-like single-ply membrane. TPO is a popular roofing product for two main reasons: (1) It’s relatively cheap, and (2) It’s white.
TPO membrane can be mechanically attached or fully-adhered (see below for more on methods of adherence). It also has very good resistance to fats, oils, and microbial growth.
EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer)
EPDM is a fancy name for the traditional, flexible rubber roof membrane. Rubber roofs have a long track record of proven performance. A properly installed rubber roof is more than capable of withstanding rain, snow, hail, sun, temperature fluctuations, and much more. And although rubber roofs are typically black, you can also have them topped with an elastic roof coating to increase reflectivity and keep your building cooler.
Installing & Adhering Your Single-Ply Membrane
There are four main methods to install single-ply roofing systems. (Not all methods can be used on all single-ply materials.):
- Ballasting – Using heavy ballast, such as stone, to cover and weigh down the roofing membrane.
- Mechanical Fastening – Using mounting plates, nails, and screws to adhere the membrane to the roof.
- Adhesive – Using glue or another bonding agent to fully adhere the membrane to the roof.
- Heat Welding – Using a special heat gun to weld membrane seams together and bond them to the roof.
Benefits Of Single-Ply Roofing
White single-ply roofing systems from Chase Roofing are an excellent choice for your commercial building for a variety of reasons:
- ENERGY STAR certified
- Fire resistant
- UV resistant
- Reflective properties mean lower energy bills
- Can be adhered without penetrating fasteners
- Can be partnered with other plies to increase durability for foot traffic, etc.
Call Chase Roofing Today!
No other commercial roofing contractor in Eastern Virginia has the breadth of knowledge, the length of experience, or the depth of professional expertise we have at Chase Roofing. If you’re looking for a commercial roofing contractor who is an expert in single-ply roofing systems, look no further. Call Chase Roofing today at (757) 276-1110 to talk to one of our team members!