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Single-Ply Membrane Roofing Over MetalSingle-Ply Membrane Roofing

Single-ply roofing consists of pre-fabricated sheets of flexible synthetic material that is used to seal, protect, and waterproof, low-slope or flat commercial and industrial roofing surfaces. A single-ply membrane is a long-lasting and durable roofing material that provides a variety of ways that it can be attached to the roof substrate and has a wide range of applicable uses.

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Singe-ply roofing systems can be mechanically attached, fully adhered, or ballasted to the roof. Whether it is mechanically or fully adhered, secure attachment may call for screws, fasteners, glues, chemicals, heat, or adhesives. And regardless of which method is used to attach the membrane to the roof, our single-ply roofing is installed to protect the building from exposure to UV rays and seal against roof leaks. Single-ply can be applied to new construction or existing roof substrates including concrete, gravel built-up, metal, modified bitumen and smooth built-up roofs.

Single-Ply Cool Roofing

Single-ply roofing is traditionally black or dark colored and studies have shown this is not very energy efficient since a darker roof absorbs heat instead of reflecting it. Today's most cutting edge roofing technology uses what is known as "cool roofing" which is based on using materials that are bright white or light colored as this reflects the sun's heat instead of absorbing it. This simple option leads to a cooler interior that is easier to climate control while it extends the life of the roof by protecting it from the damaging effects of the sun's heat and UV rays.

As you can see in the graph here, a dark colored roof's temperature can run up to 50°F hotter than a cool roof. now imagine the increase in cooling costs, reduced interior comfort, and the wear & tear a black roof goes through every day... there's a great reason why your next roof should be a cool roof installed by Rackley Roofing!

The Benefits of Using Single-Ply Cool Roof

A building will also benefit from a cool roof by the reduced heat gain. Reduced heat gain means to lower energy bills and minimal wear and tear on mechanical systems. Longer life and less repair is required for the roof and the building's climate control systems. With a cool roof, the building owner gets:

Single-Ply Cool Roofing• Improved Thermal Efficiency

• More Comfortable Interior

• Less Energy Consumption

• More Manageable Utility Costs

• Less Mechanical Systems Stress and Longer Equipment Life Spans

• Greater Reflectivity

• Excellent Thermal Emittance

• Reduced Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The image below shows a cool roof during installation over a traditional black roof, and as you can see in the infrared image on the right, parts of the roof covered in the new cool white roofing material are running as cool as the greenery, but the raw black roof portions are measuring as hot as paved roads.

Single-Ply Reacts Well to Thermocycling

Thermocycling is the process where a material will expand or contract due to shifts in temperature changes. This can be devastating to a roof. Our installed single-ply roofing systems use thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) which is a rubberized plastic specifically designed to expand and contract without damaging the material. Our materials also have good emissivity which allows heat to

Infrared Roofing Proves Temperaturee Reduction

Good Roof Maintenance = Good Roof Lifespan

We recommend an annual inspection and general maintenance cleaning at least once a year and whether we install your roof or not, we are happy to take a look and give you a free assessment of your commercial roof. Given all of its advantages, a single-ply TPO system installed by Rackley Roofing is a great choice for a roof that will react well in almost any given environment. Please contact us today for a free inspection and assessment of your roof!

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