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Commercial buildings with wide roofs and low slopes can be tough to cover well. They need material that can endure moisture sitting on top of it while allowing the roof to breathe for greater efficiency.
Diversified Roofing offers single-ply systems which are economical and have fewer seams than asphaltic rolled roof systems and don’t require dangerous torches or hot asphalt for installation.
Single ply roofing is an increasingly popular flat roof covering that is designed to be installed in one layer. This type of roofing exhibits great flexibility.
TPO is generally white and highly reflective. On the other side of the spectrum, EPDM has a dark colored membrane.
TPO membranes and EPDM can achieve Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Class A fire resistance listings by adding fire retardant chemicals during the manufacturing process.
Single-ply roofing is a single layer of roofing typically applied to a low slope roof. It is made from either thermosets (rubber polymers) or thermoplastics (plastic based materials like PVC or TPO that include fiberglass or polyester for extra strength). Single-ply roofing is excellent for large commercial buildings because of its flexibility and its resistance to UV rays.
A single-ply roofing system lasts 15 to 20 years on average, although they can last much longer (sometimes up to 40 years). Using quality materials, professional installation, and conducting regular roof inspections helps lengthen the life of a single-ply roofing system.
A single-ply roofing system is estimated by square feet of roof. The cost for the system also includes the thickness of the membrane, the type (TPO or PVC), the insulation, and additional factors like removing an old roofing system, difficult to reach places, and the attachment system you choose. The average cost per square foot of TPO is $5 to $8, but the larger the roof, the more economical single-ply becomes.
Single-ply roofing offers easy installation and maintenance, which makes it such an attractive option, but we recommend regular roof inspections of your system. Pay attention to seams and where the roof meets corners, pipes, etc. Also inspect the roof after major weather events and keep it clear of debris, including gutters and drain systems. Any damage or leaks should be repaired right away.
Diversified Roofing does not install solar panels. While it may be possible to install panels on a single-ply roofing system, it’s a complicated process that could weaken your system and lead to leaks where the panels are anchored.
One of the greatest advantages of single-ply roofing is that the typically all white roofing reflects sunlight and UV rays, which helps keep the building cooler during long, hot summers. However, extreme heat can cause the seams in the roof to pull away and create cracks, allowing moisture to seep inside. The best way to avoid this is routine inspections as part of a good maintenance program.
It’s easy. Simply fill out our complimentary roof replacement estimate form with a brief description of your needs or call us at 602-870-8322 (Phoenix) or 713-434-7663 (Houston). We’ll send one of our Diversified Roofing pros out to examine your current system and provide an estimate for our single-ply roofing system.
With regular inspections and routine maintenance, a single-ply roofing system should last 15 to 20 years. However, if the roof is damaged and water seeps into the membrane and causes multiple leaks, the roof will need to be replaced. Another option is roof restoration. An elastomeric coating is laid over the existing roof to extend the life of the roof. Diversified Roofing offers both commercial roof restoration and roof replacements.
Your roof is one of the most important parts of your building, but it’s also one of the most expensive to replace.
A new roof can be a huge investment, so you want to make sure you’re making the right decision.
Diversified Roofing offers single ply roofing systems (TPO & EPDM) that are durable, fire-resistant, and easy to install.
Contact us today for a free consultation on installing a new single ply roofing systems!
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