The Benefits of Single-Ply Roofing

Duro-last roof

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

Advantages

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

Cost

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.