Single-ply roofing systems (SPS) are strong, flexible. SPS roofs are essentially flexible sheets made with synthetic polymer that is manufactured to quality control movements.
SPS membranes are strong, flexible sheets composed predominately of synthetic polymer manufactured to strict quality control requirements. Using pre-fabricated sheets allows for a much more consistent quality in the membranes and decreases labor costs due to the versatility when attaching them together. SPS provides gives several options when looking at roof design, aesthetics, & performance. SPS sheets provide a highly-reflective “cool roof” surface that has become the staple of energy efficient buildings. By reflecting the UV rays, properties not only can reduce the intensity of air conditioning and cooling systems, but also the maintenance of those systems.
There are three primary types of SPS roofing:
- Thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO)
- Polyvinyl chloride (PVC)
- Ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM rubber)
The right single ply roofing system can improve the underlying roof insulation 25%-50% and extend the useful life of your property’s underlying roof by up to 75%. There are over 10 categories where single ply roofing system can can help earn points under the LEED® scorecard.
TPO Single Ply Roofing
TPO roofing systems are a combination of polypropylene (plastic) and ethylene-propylene (rubber). The result is an ideal commercial roofing system that is reliable, cost effective, energy efficient and easy to install.
PVC Single Ply Roofing
PVC is a flexible, thermoplastic membrane manufactured using an ultraviolet-resistant polyvinyl chloride. PVC delivers a pliable and durable sheet with excellent weathering characteristics and resistance to harsh chemicals and industrial pollutants. PVC roofing membranes are the ideal long-term solution for roofs that demand high performance at a lower life cycle cost. White PVC roofing reflects sunlight and solar heat, which can lead to savings of up to 40% on energy costs. PVC roofing usually last 20-30 years.
EPDM Rubber Single Ply Roofing
EPDM systems improve contractor efficiency during installation. EPDM is a highly efficient installation that is the preferred option for property owners on a tight budget. EPDM can be installed in various climates & provides formidable UV reflection and weather resistance, thanks in part to ozone resistant formulations. Further, the sheets are very flexible with high elongation. EPDM has a variety of installation methods that can be installed to your preference — whether it is fully adhered, mechanically fastened or ballasted.