Single-Ply flat roof systems have increased in popularity over the past three decades due to their many admirable qualities. Usually applied on commercial buildings, they can also be of benefit to those with flat roofed homes or offices. They offer the following advantages to the consumer.
Ease of Installation
A single-ply roof installs faster than other flat roof systems. It is important to always hire a roofing contractor that is experienced at single-ply systems so that you can avoid costly mistakes.
Since single-ply systems are easier to apply and use fewer layers than built-up flat roof systems, they cost less. This is a very important thing to consider when the time comes to install or replace your roof.
Good Short Term Solution
If you are just starting your business or find your funding a bit short, single-ply roofing can allow you to get a reliable roof quickly and inexpensively that will last for 15-20 years.
Unlike a built-up flat roof, a single-ply roof does not require asphalt or coal tire pitch to be kept heated so there is less mess and unpleasantness when you choose single-ply.
Manufactured to Insure the Proper Thickness
With a single-ply system it is easier to know the exact thickness you are getting since the membranes are manufactured so precisely. With a built-up system, there is more likely to be slight variations in the thickness of layers since a liquid is used to adhere the layers together.
A single-ply flat roof system that is light in color offers excellent reflection of the sun and can reduce the energy costs of your building.
Strong Yet Flexible
Built-up roof systems lose flexibility for every layer you add. A single-ply roof remains flexible yet strong for many years. A flexible roofing system is important in areas where there is any chance of the building moving due to wind or other environmental factors.
The lightweight design of a single-ply roof allows it to be used on more types of architecture than the heavier built up flat roof systems.
A single-ply roof can be fully adhered or installed using mechanical fasteners. Fully adhered roofs are appropriate for buildings that have a surface such as smooth concrete to adhere to. Foam insulation board or other insulation backing is laid down across the whole roof.
The single-ply membranes come in varying widths, and the fewer seams you have to overlap, the lesser the chances of a leak occurring over the life of the roof. Seams are sealed and the membrane is then adhered to the backing or attached using mechanical fasteners. The ballast system is sometimes used as well. It is important that enough fasteners are used to secure the roof when attaching mechanically. In a worst case scenario where not enough fasteners are used, it is possible for the roof to become detached from the building in high winds.
This is why it is important that you hire an experienced local New Orleans roofing specialist at Perdomo Roofing & Sheetmetal, LLC to take care of all your single-ply roofing needs. When you choose us you are choosing a reliable contractor that is a member of the Better Business Bureau, Licensed, Bonded, and Insured so you know that your project will be completed to your total satisfaction. We offer the following single-ply roofing services:
- Fully Adhered
- Mechanically Fastened
- Periodic Maintenance
Maintenance is the key to any flat roof system. Make sure that your roof is checked after any major storms and weather. A flat roof can hide leaks more easily than a sloped roof. Call Perdomo Roofing & Sheetmetal, LLC today for a free roof evaluation.