Single Ply (TPO and PVC) Roofing
Flat Roofers Toronto is a leading flat roofing service provider in the area, servicing Greater Toronto cities for almost two decades. As an industry leader, we have the experience, the ability and the skilled manpower to provide expert roofing installations, upgrades and repair. Our professional roofing team have the needed experience and knowledge to handle all types of flat roofing systems including all varieties of Single-Ply roofing systems.
Single-ply membranes are factory-manufactured synthetic membranes made up of a variety of materials including rubber, plastics and polymers and reinforced with polyester fabrics, felt, fiber glass matting or fleece. One thing these membranes have in common is that they are designed to be installed in one layer, thus the name Single-Ply Membrane.
They are very strong, durable and puncture resistant, they also exhibit great flexibility and UV radiation resistance compared to other roofing materials. They come in various widths and thickness, with black and white as the only colors available.
Single-Ply Membranes can be installed using an adhesive or high-grade bonding agent, it can also be mechanically fastened over the roof’s insulating material. For load-bearing roofing systems, the single-ply membrane can also be ballasted with smooth river stones as an ideal surface material.
Types of Single-Ply Flat Roofing in Toronto
There are a variety of single-ply roofing membranes used for various applications in commercial, industrial and residential building. Below are the most popular choices in the market.
PVC or polyvinyl chloride is more popular as a plumbing pipe material. However, this versatile thermoplastic can be used for many applications including material for low-slope or flat roofing. Its attributes as a strong plastic makes it an excellent choice for building durable, watertight and low maintenance roofing system.
Like most single-ply membranes, PVC is rolled on to the roof deck and attached by using powerful adhesives or glue. It can also be fastened in the same fashion as other mechanical roofing application methods. The seams are welded using a heating element to create a watertight seam.
TPO or thermoplastic polyolefin is fast becoming the roofing membrane of choice for many contractors and developers. It is durable and strong, qualities of a reliable Toronto flat roof without the hefty price tag. While it is called a thermoplastic, the TPO is actually made of different kinds of rubber material, mostly a blend of ethylene-propylene and polypropylene rubber.
TPO is also highly reflective, owing to its white surface color. That means it is also an energy efficient choice that repels heat from sunlight. TPO has the ability to stop heat build-up while saving energy costs. Like PVC, TPO also comes in a roll and can be fully adhered, mechanically fastened or ballasted.
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