The Benefits of Single-Ply Roofing

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Over the last 30 years or so, single-ply commercial roofing membranes have grown steadily in popularity. At Jaco Roofing & Construction, Inc., our industrial Duro-Last roofing uses a single-ply membrane format, and it’s one of the most durable and long-lasting products on the market.

There are several major advantages which single-ply roofing membranes can add to your next project. They’re flexible and easy to install, plus carry a substantial amount of other individual benefits. Let’s look at the basic components of single-ply, and how it can benefit you.

Components of Single-Ply

Most single-ply systems include three or four basic components:

  • Insulation: To keep hot or cold air in or out
  • Flashings: To protect edges from water issues
  • Single-ply Membrane: Usually rubber or plastic, with acrylic reflective coating
  • Adhesive: To seal layers together permanently


Once it’s installed as your commercial roofing product, single-ply membranes have several advantages. These include:

  • Impact resistant
  • Lightweight and flexible
  • Extremely easy to install
  • Can accommodate many unconventional roof designs due to flexibility
  • Eliminates dangers of fire and smoke pollution, which can be risks of certain other types of commercial roofing
  • Better for use on occupied buildings
  • Perfect for roofs which are exposed to larger amounts of grease and oil, due to great sealing and cleaning ability
  • Resistant to UV radiation, plus ozone present in the atmosphere
  • Requires very minimal maintenance, often years consecutively without any


One benefit is so great that it gets its own section: cost benefit. Not only does the flexibility and ease of installation make this process cheaper than installing many other kinds of roofing products, a single-ply membrane offers major heating and cooling benefits. The reflective surface helps it retain temperature much more easily – tests show that the temperature of a white roof rises only four degrees on an 85-degree day, where it might rise as much as 40 degrees on more traditional types. This can bring you an exorbitant amount of heating and cooling savings.

Jaco Roofing & Construction, Inc. is your go-to commercial roofing company in the Texas area since 1968. To learn more about our single-ply membranes or any of our other roofing services, speak to one of our experts today.

The Visual and Additional Benefits of Skylights

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Most people think of windows and doorways when considering elements like natural light in the home or workplace, but they’re often forgetting one option that can dwarf them both: skylights.

Located in the roof of a commercial building, a skylight is a great way to add natural light to a location – and also has a few hidden benefits, too. Our Duro-Last series of skylights at Jaco Roofing & Construction, Inc. is built to last, with hurricane- and blast-resistant glazing available for the strongest durability possible. Let’s look at some of the benefits of skylights in a commercial roof.


The primary benefit of a skylight is the aesthetic value it adds to any space. Everyone likes more light, and a skylight offers larger amounts of natural sunlight, which can noticeably improve mood and energy levels in some people.

In a commercial roof setting for a business, this can be especially beneficial. Employee productivity can go up, and employees may have better moods and attitudes with more light available.

Diffused Light

Our Duro-Last products are not only affordable and long-lasting, but come with a few specific light benefits. Diffused light can be easier on the eyes for many people, and our units are designed specifically to eliminate any glare created by the sun’s natural light. For anyone with light sensitivity, this can be a major benefit.


In many situations, a skylight can add to your business’s heating capability. Solar heat fills into the open areas through the openings in the roof, and if your solar heat gain coefficient is high enough (this is a measure of how much solar heat you’ll gain from your window), you can see real heating benefits without lifting a finger.

Energy Costs

Down the same lines, this can lower energy costs for many people. You have to be careful in warmer months, as there’s a chance your cooling costs could rise correspondingly, but smart design from our experts will allow you to ride the middle here and lower heating costs without affecting cooling much.

Jaco Roofing & Construction, Inc. is a premier commercial and industrial roofing company serving the Texas area since 1968. To learn more about skylights or any of our other products or services, speak with one of our experts today.