Single-Ply Roof Repair
Single-ply roof systems are factory-manufactured sheet membranes made from synthetic rubber or thermoplastics and are commonly referred to by their chemical acronyms, such as ethylene propylene diene terpolymer (EPDM), thermoplastic olefin (TPO) or polyvinyl chloride (PVC). Single-ply roof systems are the most common among commercial and industrial buildings. However, single-ply membranes also have weaknesses that cause them to fail after a certain period of time, leading to a rubber roof repair.
Single-ply roof systems are not fluid-applied like seamless roofing systems, so they cannot be custom installed and tailored to meet the particular issues of each individual roof. These prefabricated sheets are brought up on the roof and cut and trimmed to fit the size and shape of the roof. It does not bend, mold and form fit like our liquid coating nor can it wrap itself around items on a roof like vents, HVAC units, etc. These systems do not have the ability to be as watertight as a coating system because they do not fill all the cracks and voids. They are also less flexible, leading to potential leaks over time as the roof expands and contracts. The flexibility and durability of a seamless roofing system will outperform single-ply systems every time when dealing with rubber roof repair or new roof installation.