Smith Residential & Commercial Roofing is active in Indiana and is a leader in commercial and residential roofing in Huntington, Indiana. Our roofing technicians are experts in installing, repairing, and maintaining a wide variety of roofing systems, including single-ply roofing systems. Contact us at 260-799-9999.
What is Single-Ply Roofing?
Single-ply membranes are specially manufactured sheet membranes. They are usually categorized as either thermoset or thermoplastic. Thermoplastic materials can be repeatedly molded when heated and hardened when cooled down. Thermoset materials solidify, or “set,” irreversibly once heated. Single-ply membranes are commonly referred to by their chemical short-forms, such as ethylene propylene diene terpolymer being called EPDM.
They are famous for commercial roofs because they are:
- Aesthetically modifiable
The TPO Single-Ply Membrane is a thermoplastic membrane that is used in a variety of single-ply configurations for commercial roofing. It can be mechanically attached and ballasted to the roof for extra strength and can also be used in situations where other roofing options may not be practical. It allows moderate roof movement and handles temperature changes well.
PVC roofing is another material used for single-ply roofing. A commercial PVC roofing membrane is manufactured to be thick, flexible, and UV-resistant. It may also contain fiberglass, polyester, resins, plasticizers, pigments, and other chemicals for added durability or aesthetics.
PVC roofing can be used to cover nearly any commercial roof shape in Huntington, Indiana, and is considered a fire-resistant material. This roofing material is also cost-effective and has good weather resistance. However, it is not preferred to be used in areas that face heavy rain or snow. PVC roofing can become brittle in freezing weather. Our PVC roofing membranes are designed to last about 15 to 20 years, although some premium materials may have longer warranties.
Single-ply roof installation is very delicate work. It requires experience and unique skills to ensure no mistakes are made that could compromise your building’s structure. Installing the membrane’s seams requires a hot weld. When done right, your roof will be secure against leaks. However, if done poorly, it will not be watertight, and even a tiny leak can lead to rot, mold, and other issues if it isn’t addressed promptly. That’s why you must leave all of the details of your single-ply roofing in Huntington, Indiana, to the pros at Smith Residential & Commercial Roofing. Contact us at 260-799-9999 to schedule your appointment with our roofers.