Single Ply Roofing

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Single-Ply Roofing

MRC has a proven track record in designing and installing single-ply roofing systems. Our skilled expertise and excellent craftsmanship guarantees you’ll get a high quality roof that’s properly installed–on time and on budget.

What is Single-Ply Roofing?

Single-ply roofing consists of flexible membranes that are used on low-slope and flat buildings. Made of compounded materials derived from plastics, these membranes are manufactured in a factory to ensure they meet strict quality requirements.

In recent years, the durability, longevity, and cost-effectiveness of single-ply roofing has led to a downward trend in the use of tarpaper and other older, less effective materials.

Three Types of Single-Ply Roofing

Single-ply roofing comes in three main types:

  • PVC (polyvinyl chloride)
  • EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer)
  • TPO (thermoplastic polyolefin)

Each has distinct advantages and disadvantages, but all are good choices for a variety of applications due to their flexibility, weather and fire resistance, and energy efficiency.

The chart below indicates how each ranks on a variety of ASTM requirements:

Installation Options

Single-ply roofing can be installed in one of four ways:

Ballasted
Mechanically attached
Fully adhered
Induction-welded, when possible

This versatility makes single-ply roofing a practical choice for even the most challenging architecture. The sheets are large, so installation goes quickly.

Choose MRC for Your Single-Ply Roof

MRC has installed countless millions of square feet of single-ply roofing over the past decades. We take an individualized approach to help you evaluate your needs, understand your choices, and weigh the options. Contact us today with your needs and your vision, and we’ll work together to design a roofing system that’s perfect for your business.