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Basics of Single-Ply Roofing Systems

In the past 30 years, single-ply roofing has become more popular. This roofing type is flexible, easy-to-install, and priced competitively. Single-ply membranes have strict quality control guidelines. This minimizes any risk and makes single-ply membranes consistently high quality. Not only do home and business owners love single-ply, but contractors do as well. It is cleaner, easier to install, and tidier.

What Are Thermosets?

Thermosets are one of two categories that single-ply is categorized into. Thermosets are materials that you have to use tape or contact cement with. You cannot hot-air weld because it changes the physical characteristics. These membranes are rubber polymers. The most common polymer is EPDM.

EPDM can handle the weather on the long-term and can withstand changes in temperature and ultraviolet rays.

What Are TPOs?

While you cannot hot-air weld thermosets, you can hot-air weld thermoplastics. One of the most commonly installed thermoplastic membranes is TPO. You can install TPO in many different ways. You can even use peel and stick products. Throughout the lifespan of the material, you can still reduce the installation time through hot-air welding.

What Is the Cost of Single-Ply?

When you choose a roofing system, you should always pay attention to the price. While you do not want to make your decision based solely on the cost, you do want to look for a good deal. The average price of single-ply membranes is about $1.50 to four dollars. The price is extremely debatable, however. It all depends on the method of attachment, building code requirements, location, detailing, insurance prices, and more.

When it comes to looking at roofing materials, single-ply roofing can be one of the better choices. When you maintain your roof, it can last for a very long time. To find out if single-ply is for you, contact Ja-Mar Roofing & Sheet Metal today. Find out what your roof is worth by calling 512-441-8437 or emailing us today!