Features and Benefits of Single-Ply Membranes

A common practice when constructing commercial buildings is the installation of a flat roof system. For many years, these systems comprised multiple layers of materials. These, however, are now steadily being replaced by single-ply membranes, most common of which are EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer) and Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO) membranes.

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For the owners and managers of commercial and industrial properties, Ridgeline Construction Roofing & Exteriors, your trusted commercial roofing contractors, discusses the advantages of choosing single-ply membranes for your flat roof needs; these benefits would include:


Single-ply membranes are growing in popularity of their flexibility in terms of composition and installation. We offer both EPDM  and TPO roofing options, and they have a reputation for durability and aesthetic appeal. Single-ply membranes are also lightweight and can easily accommodate unconventional roof designs.


Installing a single-ply membrane roof means solid protection from the elements. As one of the leading gutter installation companies, we also make sure to install proper drainage systems using scupper drains, inner drains and overflow drainage to protect your roof against leaks. The materials are not easily torn so there is less potential for storm damage. Single-ply membranes are also resistant to damage from ultraviolet (UV) rays

Lower Costs

Because of single-ply membranes are easier to install than most other roofing materials, the roofing system is relatively inexpensive. In addition, they have a reflective surface, which means better energy efficiency for the building’s interior.

Ease of Access

Flat roofing systems are generally easier to access since they are – well – flat. This makes it easier for roofers to gain access for repairs or maintenance purposes. This level surface is also ideal for setting up other equipment, such as HVAC units.

In addition to being the company to call for commercial roofing, we are also metal roof coatings contractors, making sure the entire roofing system is able to withstand what the elements throw at it. Talk to us today about your roofing needs by calling (256) 801-3037 or by filling out our contact form. We are happy to provide you with a FREE estimate.

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