If you own or manage a commercial building in Hamilton, Ohio, with a single-ply roof, E&E Construction would love to partner with you to give it the best care and maintenance available. Need repairs? We’ve got you covered. Considering upgrading your old roof to a new single-ply system? We can walk you through that process, too.
Call us today at (740) 331-0695 to request service or learn more.
Single-ply membranes are so called because they are typically composed of a single layer of material (although they sometimes also contain an embedded reinforcement layer). Single-ply membranes can be categorized as either thermoplastic or thermoset:
- Thermoplastic materials can heated over and over, repeatedly softening when hot and hardening as they cool.
- Thermoset materials, on the other hand, solidify permanently after being heated and cooling just once.
Single-ply membranes can be installed in a variety of ways, including the following or a combination of the following:
- Fully adhered – Involves gluing the membrane down completely, using an adhesive.
- Mechanically attached – Using fasteners such as nails or screws to attach the membrane to the substrate.
- Ballasted – Using weight of some type (usually gravel) to hold the membrane in place.
Finally, the seams of single-ply membranes can be sealed in a number of ways, including heat welding, solvent welding, and adherence (tape, glue, or some other adhesive).
E&E Single-Ply Options
E&E offers 3 main single-ply membrane systems:
1) Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM or rubber) – Rubber single-ply roofing is typically black, but comes with optional coatings that can turn your rubber membrane into an energy efficient asset. It’s performed admirably for more than half a century.
2) Thermoplastic Olefin (TPO) – A thermoplastic membrane, TPO is typically white, naturally reducing HVAC costs. It’s the most eco-friendly option, producing no atmosphere-depleting gases. Heat-welded seams are a durable feature.
3) Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) – PVC is widely considered the gold standard in single-ply membranes. It’s naturally white and prized for its exemplary resistance to chemicals such as grease, fats, and petroleum. Superior resistance to punctures and tears, coupled with easy installation, make this single-ply membrane a winner.
Each of these membranes may contain reinforcing layers of material such as polyester fabric, felt, fleece, or other fabric scrims. Even with an extra layer, thicknesses usually don’t exceed 60 mils, resulting in a roof system that is lightweight and easy to install.
Our crew members are educated and highly knowledgeable about each single-ply membrane and can walk you through your options based on your needs, goals, and budget.
Contact Us About Your Single-Ply Roof
The experts at E&E Construction are standing by at (740) 331-0695 to provide you with a complimentary consultation and free, no-strings-attached roofing estimate. Call us today or fill out our online contact form and we will be in touch shortly.