Single Ply Roofing

Single Ply Roofing

For the past decades, single ply roofing has been widely popular in both residential and commercial sectors. In single ply roofing, only one layer of waterproof membrane is applied to the structure’s entire roof system. Single ply roofing offers the benefits of fast / easy installation, flexibility, and cost-effectiveness. Single ply roofing membranes are manufactured to world class standards ensuring quality consistency throughout the product’s lifespan. These waterproof membranes are also designed to be effectively used on irregularly shaped roof systems which is a common trait in modern architecture.

Our Single Ply Roofing Solutions

There are various types of single ply roofing membranes available in the industry today. Century Exteriors offers a long line of waterproof membranes including but are not limited to EPDM, TPO, and PVC. As an industry leading roofing specialist, we can confidently address all your single ply roofing needs with consistent adherence to world class quality service. We are experienced in different waterproof membrane applications for different types and sizes of commercial and residential roof systems. From simple or small projects to the most complicated ones, all our valued clients can rest assured that all projects are officially completed only when a client is fully satisfied with the work we have done.

There are various types of single ply roof membranes that can be used on different structures. However, it is critical for a property owner as to which specific membrane would best serve his roofing requirements. Century Exteriors has dynamic and knowledgeable professionals who can discuss with you different single ply roofing options and help you decide for the best and most appropriate solution.

EPDM

Ethylene Propylene Diene Terpolymer, otherwise known as EPDM is a rubber roofing membrane made out of recycled materials like slate dust, tires, and sawdust. EPDM is a good roofing choice for different types of commercial and residential properties. To help make a better decision, here are its Pros and Cons:

Pros

  • Lightweight for easy installation
  • Cost effective and environment friendly as it is made from recycled materials
  • Heat reflective membrane effectively increases the property’s energy costs
  • Best used for shrink wrapping techniques
  • Product can last from 30-50 years
  • Can be easily repaired
  • Ideal choice for flat roofs

Cons

  • Can be easily damaged or punctured
  • Not ideal for roofs with piping, chimneys, HVAC units, and stack lines
  • Few number of roofers have the right experience to get the job done
  • Not ideal for those who are meticulous with their properties’ curb appeal

TPO

Thermoplastic Polyolefin or TPO has one of the fastest growing demand in the roofing industry for both residential and commercial applications. It is made by combining two types of rubber, namely polypropylene and ethylene-propylene. TPO offers the combined benefits of TPO and EPDM.

Pros

  • Cost effective membrane
  • Resistant to chemicals, animal fats and oils, dirt, algae, and even bacteria
  • Eco-friendly recyclable material
  • Heat welded seams
  • Heat reflective quality
  • Offered in different colors
  • Durable against impacts and punctures

Cons

  • Quality of material deteriorates easily under extremely hot temperatures
  • Shrinks when against excessive heat
  • Poor welding can result to visible cracks through time
  • Shorter longevity compared to other single ply roofing materials
  • New material which is still under constant revisions

PVC

Polyvinyl chloride or PVC is one of the oldest known and used single ply roofing materials. It is a thick thermoplastic membrane consisting of various materials like fiberglass, pigments, resins, plasticizers, and a variety of chemicals. Here are its pros and cons:

Prons

  • Considerably strong waterproofing membrane with at least 200 pounds per inch breaking strength
  • Heat welded seams that enhances the overall durability and longevity of the entire material
  • Resistant to chemicals, fire, and wind
  • Can perform its watertight consistency under extreme weather conditions
  • Eco-friendly
  • Comes in variety of thickness

Cons

  • Thinner membranes easily deteriorate through time
  • Can be difficult to repair through time
  • Shattering can be visible over time
  • My shrink and lift corners of the roof after some time especially when exposed to extreme heat

For the past decades, single ply roofing has been widely popular in both residential and commercial sectors. In single ply roofing, only one layer of waterproof membrane is applied to the structure’s entire roof system. Single ply roofing offers the benefits of fast / easy installation, flexibility, and cost-effectiveness. Single ply roofing membranes are manufactured to world class standards ensuring quality consistency throughout the product’s lifespan. These waterproof membranes are also designed to be effectively used on irregularly shaped roof systems which is a common trait in modern architecture.

 

Our Single Ply Roofing Solutions

There are various types of single ply roofing membranes available in the industry today. Century Exteriors offers a long line of waterproof membranes including but are not limited to EPDM, TPO, and PVC. As an industry leading roofing specialist, we can confidently address all your single ply roofing needs with consistent adherence to world class quality service. We are experienced in different waterproof membrane applications for different types and sizes of commercial and residential roof systems. From simple or small projects to the most complicated ones, all our valued clients can rest assured that all projects are officially completed only when a client is fully satisfied with the work we have done.

 

There are various types of single ply roof membranes that can be used on different structures. However, it is critical for a property owner as to which specific membrane would best serve his roofing requirements. Century Exteriors has dynamic and knowledgeable professionals who can discuss with you different single ply roofing options and help you decide for the best and most appropriate solution.

 

EPDM

Ethylene Propylene Diene Terpolymer, otherwise known as EPDM roofing system is a rubber roofing membrane made out of recycled materials like slate dust, tires, and sawdust. EPDM is a good roofing choice for different types of commercial and residential properties. To help make a better decision, here are its Pros and Cons:

 

Pros

  • Lightweight for easy installation
  • Cost effective and environment friendly as it is made from recycled materials
  • Heat reflective membrane effectively increases the property’s energy costs
  • Best used for shrink wrapping techniques
  • Product can last from 30-50 years
  • Can be easily repaired
  • Ideal choice for flat roofs

Cons

  • Can be easily damaged or punctured
  • Not ideal for roofs with piping, chimneys, HVAC units, and stack lines
  • Few number of roofers have the right experience to get the job done
  • Not ideal for those who are meticulous with their properties’ curb appeal

 

TPO

Thermoplastic Polyolefin or TPO roofing system has one of the fastest growing demand in the roofing industry for both residential and commercial applications. It is made by combining two types of rubber, namely polypropylene and ethylene-propylene. TPO roofingoffers the combined benefits of TPO and EPDM.

 

Pros

  • Cost effective membrane
  • Resistant to chemicals, animal fats and oils, dirt, algae, and even bacteria
  • Eco-friendly recyclable material
  • Heat welded seams
  • Heat reflective quality
  • Offered in different colors
  • Durable against impacts and punctures

 

Cons

  • Quality of material deteriorates easily under extremely hot temperatures
  • Shrinks when against excessive heat
  • Poor welding can result to visible cracks through time
  • Shorter longevity compared to other single ply roofing materials
  • New material which is still under constant revisions

 

PVC

Polyvinyl chloride or PVC roofing is one of the oldest known and used single ply roofing materials. It is a thick thermoplastic membrane consisting of various materials like fiberglass, pigments, resins, plasticizers, and a variety of chemicals. Here are its pros and cons:

 

Pros

  • Considerably strong waterproofing membrane with at least 200 pounds per inch breaking strength
  • Heat welded seams that enhances the overall durability and longevity of the entire material
  • Resistant to chemicals, fire, and wind
  • Can perform its watertight consistency under extreme weather conditions
  • Eco-friendly
  • Comes in variety of thickness

 

Cons

  • Thinner membranes easily deteriorate through time
  • Can be difficult to repair through time
  • Shattering can be visible over time
  • My shrink and lift corners of the roof after some time especially when exposed to extreme heat