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Single Ply Roofing Installation Details

Single Ply Roofing Installation Details

Single Ply Roofing Installation

Single Ply roofing installation has greatly increased in popularity over the last 30 years as the U.S. market started to become more aware of energy conservation and environmentally conscious. Single Ply roofing continues to be one of the top choices for flat roofs primarily due to its competitive cost, moderate ease of installation and its range of applications on behalf of the material’s flexibility. Being a reflective and light colored surface enables this material to offer a compelling decrease in your building’s energy use, which ultimately saves you money and helps protect our planet even further. For these reasons and many others, a single ply roofing system such as Duro-Last Roofing is one of the best options for a commercial flat roof or industrial flat roof.

Single Ply Roofing Details

The contents of a single ply roofing installation is composed of 3-4 main parts.

  • Insulation – an insulated layer that either keeps hot/cold air in, and/or out.
  • Single Ply Membrane – generally made from plastic (PVC) or rubber with a reflective acrylic coating.
  • Flashings – Used to shield the edges from unwanted water infiltration.
  • Adhesive – applied to fuse the layers together

Benefits of Single Ply Roofing

The most imperative advantage of a single-ply roofing installation is its ability to decrease the building’s overall heating and cooling bills. Lowered energy costs are the result of the light colored reflective surface which repels the sun’s rays. Through testing, it has been shown that a white roof produces only a 4 degree increase in temperature, whereas a black or darker colored roof can experience temperatures rising as much as 42 degrees under identical conditions. The energy saved every day adds up over time and can produce a substantial amount of savings.

Other advantages include:

  1. Reduces building’s energy costs
  2. Eliminates the fire hazard and smoke pollution
  3. Ideal for occupied buildings
  4. Resistant to impact
  5. Decreases cost of labor
  6. Lightweight
  7. Adapts to fit irregularly designed roofs
  8. Optimal for roofs with exposure to oils and grease
  9. Only requires minor maintenance
  10. UV radiation and ozone resistant

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