Jake’s Roof Restorations is a full-service roofing company serving Hagerstown, MD, and the surrounding communities. If you own or manage a commercial building with a single-ply roof or if you are considering replacing your roof with a single-ply system, call the experts at Jake’s Roof Restorations at (717) 360-8517. We work with all types of single-ply roof systems and would love to help you out!
Learn More About Single-ply Roofing
Single-ply roofing is so named because it is composed of a single layer of roofing material. Flexible sheets of synthetic polymer create a lightweight, flexible yet strong roofing system that is easy to install and maintain. There are two categories of single-ply roofing:
1) Thermoplastic – Thermoplastics can be warmed up and softened, allowing the user to re-shape and re-mold them.
2) Thermoset – Thermosets become irreversibly rigid after heating and installation.
Benefits of single-ply membranes in general include:
- Works well with a variety of roof structures, shapes, and sizes
- Ability to pre-fabricate single-ply systems ensures optimal quality and good fit
- Natural fire resistance
- Easy to maintain
- Light or white color options enhance cool roof features such as reflectivity and energy efficiency
Single-Ply Roofing Options With Jake’s
The three main single-ply roofing membranes we install and treat at Jake’s Roof Restorations include TPO, PVC, and EPDM (rubber).
EPDM stands for ethylene propylene diene monomer, a synthetic single-ply system you probably know as rubber. Rubber is the most popular roofing system for flat and low-slope commercial roofs, and for good reason. It’s been in use for more than half a century, proving itself as a durable, versatile, affordable option. It’s especially suited to withstand weathering from the sun, rain, and snow. Available in white or black, it’s easy to install.
TPO stands for thermoplastic polyolefin. Similar to rubber, it’s a durable, economical single-ply roofing system, but it’s been on the market a much shorter amount of time. If you’re looking for an environmentally friendly option, TPO doesn’t include plasticizers.
PVC stands for polyvinyl chloride. This is the gold standard for single-ply roof systems. From its long-term durability to its high-performing efficiency, PVC is hard to beat. It’s ENERGY STAR rated and highly reflective. It’s highly resistant to chemicals, oil, grease, and dirt, and if it does need to be repaired, it’s easy to fix. If you’re looking for a single-ply membrane that won’t let you down, consider PVC. It’s been used in industries across the U.S. for nearly 4 decades.
Jake’s Roof Restorations provides free, no-obligation estimates for clients in Hagerstown, MD and the surrounding areas. Call us today at (717) 360-8517 to learn more about single-ply roofing. We offer repair and restoration for existing TPO, PVC, and rubber roofs, and we can help you decide if a new single-ply roof is right for you!