Single ply roofing is a single layer of roofing material. It is a flexible or semi-flexible pre-manufactured membrane typically made of rubber or plastic materials.
The term single ply roofing can be used to describe a few different kinds of roof assemblies, from modified bitumen to PVC. Primarily this term is used to describe newer roof membranes such as:
PVC and TPO membranes are both thermoplastic sheets, which means that they can be heat welded. The welded seams of a properly installed thermoplastic membrane are usually stronger than the sheet itself.
Both PVC and TPO membranes are usually white although many manufacturers are now offering these in a variety of colors. The white sheets have benefits due to their reflective nature. Many testing and certification entities have labeled these as being"cool roofs" due to their ability to lower interior temperatures and utility costs as compared to a darker roof type.
The picture illustrates the temperature variations on roof tops.
Versico has a wide range of single-ply roofing systems to meet almost any building design, from our EPDM line of VersiGard Roofing Systems, to our state-of-the-art, thermoplastic line of heat weldable VersiWeld Roofing Systems. And, with a full complement of accessory products and warranties, Versico has the ability to solve all your roofing needs.
Since Owens Corning was founded in 1938, the company has continued to grow as a market-leading innovator of glass fiber technology. A Fortune 500 company for more than 55 years, Owens Corning people redefine what is possible each day to deliver high-quality products and services to customers around the world.