Single Ply Membrane Roofing
EPDM Single Ply Membrane Roofing
The EPDM (ethylene propylene diene terpolymer) single-ply rubber roofing membrane has been an appealing choice of the low-slope commercial roofing industry for over 40 years. EPDM has gained industry-wide acceptance and respect by providing immediate and long-term roofing solutions. As environmentalists and code regulators place more emphasis on the sustainable performance of building materials, EPDM continues to be the roofing material that stands the test of time..
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PVC Single Ply Membrane Roofing
PVC is a roof membrane composed of only one layer of material, polyvinyl chloride. PVC roofs are specially designed to withstand ponding water- PVC membrane is welded together with hot air (no open flame) to eliminate all seams so moisture cannot pass through. PVC roofing systems also reflect nearly 80% of the heat of the sun, thus lowering energy costs substantially, especially in high-heat areas such as the southwestern United States. The system can be installed 3 typical ways, it can be fully adhered to the insulation or substrate mechanically attached to the deck and ballasted (not allowed in high wind areas such as Florida).
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TPO Single Ply Membrane Roofing
TPO membranes are installed fully-adhered, mechanically-attached or ballasted. Fully-adhered means that the roof is "glued" to the substrate using a special adhesive. What actually happens is the glue creates a chemical bond with the membrane. Ballasted simply means the membrane is loose laid over the top of the roof, sealed at all penetrations and around the perimeter, and then a ballast is put on it to hold it in place. Ballasted (Does not meet new FL building code requirements) Sometimes concrete pavers can be used for patio style deck, these pavers average 20 pounds per square foot and requires special planning. Mechanically-attached membranes are most common and use multiple type of special screws and plates to secure the system. The type of fastener will depend on the type of substrate but all fasteners are generally screw-type fasteners.